Conveyancing Solicitors in Shoreham By Sea

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Conveyancing in Shoreham By Sea

Conveyancing is the legal process carried out by a solicitor to transfer the ownership of a property from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Shoreham By Sea, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Shoreham By Sea and throughout Adur with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bognor Regis, Crawley, Gatwick and Littlehampton

Shoreham By Sea Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Shoreham By Sea

A charming seaside town in West Sussex, Shoreham-by-Sea is known for its bustling harbour, the historic Shoreham Fort, and beautiful pebble beach. The town centre offers a range of shops, pubs, and restaurants, while the local watersports facilities attract watersport enthusiasts. With a railway station providing direct services to Brighton and London, Shoreham is a highly desirable location. The town has a population of approximately 20,000.

Shoreham By Sea house prices

The average price paid for a property in Shoreham By Sea between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Shoreham By Sea (2023/24)

Shoreham By Sea is in Adur District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,478.26
B £1,724.63
C £1,971.01
D £2,217.39
E £2,710.14
F £3,202.90
G £3,695.65
H £4,434.78

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancing solicitor oversees all post-offer aspects of purchasing a house or flat, and helps you with the legal aspect of buying a property.

They will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order searches, review the contract of sale, and complete any post-sale actions, such as paying SDLT.

In addition to standard searches, Shoreham By Sea conveyancing solicitors may also undertake searches for flood risk.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the lender. If your lawyer is not on your mortgage provider's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer and also cost more.

Our chosen partner solicitors have established relationships with the majority of banks and specialist lenders, from major banks like Santander to smaller, specialist lenders including Gatehouse - helping to ensure your transaction completes faster.

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We have also helped buyers in Shoreham By Sea with the conveyancing for:

Buying a listed building

Approximately half a million listed properties exist in England and Wales - around 130 of which are in Adur District Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Shoreham By Sea include:

  • Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick Street, Southwick, Shoreham By Sea, Adur, West Sussex
  • The Amsterdam, 469 And 471 Upper Shoreham Road, Old Shoreham, Shoreham By Sea, Adur, West Sussex
  • 53 Southdown Road, Old Shoreham, Shoreham By Sea, Adur, West Sussex
  • St Mary's House, St Mary's Road, Shoreham-By-Sea, Shoreham By Sea, Adur, West Sussex
  • Shoreham College, St Julians Lane, Kingston By Sea, Shoreham By Sea, Adur, West Sussex

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Our expert solicitor panel will explain to you the legal duties your ownership will impose. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, required consent for any alterations and .

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Leasehold property

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Shoreham By Sea

When you're looking to sell a property in Shoreham By Sea, you can expect the solicitor to first arrange all the necessary documentation, including ID forms and the draft contract.

The lawyer will resolve any potential issues, handle questions from the buyer's side and handle the mortgage redemption.

Your solicitor will also work with both sides, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, to make sure your sale of your property completes quickly.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats, compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The base interest rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Check your conveyancer is on your mortgage lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are panel members for all major lenders, so whether you are switching to a 5-year fixed rate from Barclays Bank or taking out a shared ownership mortgage from Accord, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Shoreham By Sea Transfer of equity

Whether you are gifting a share of a property, buying out an ex-partner or tax planning for the future, you will need to work with a transfer of equity expert. Your lawyer will handle the legal side for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Shoreham By Sea?

Getting an online conveyancing quote is simple - but knowing what the quote does and does not include can be tricky.

Conveyancing legal fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the work they carry out for you.

Disbursements (third party costs)

A disbursement is a cost that your solicitor or conveyancer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check for additional fees

Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can mean a final bill that is higher than the original quote. Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, if you are comparing quotes.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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