Conveyancing Solicitors in Worthing

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Conveyancing in Worthing

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer. handled by a solicitor or licenced conveyancer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Worthing, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Worthing and throughout West Sussex handle their sale, purchase, 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, Hove and Littlehampton

Worthing Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Worthing

A large seaside town in West Sussex, Worthing is known for its vibrant arts scene, Victorian pier, and beautiful seafront. The town centre offers a mix of high-street stores, independent boutiques, and a selection of restaurants.

Worthing is well-connected by road and rail, with regular train services to Brighton, London, and other coastal towns. Offering a blend of seaside charm and urban convenience, Worthing has a population of approximately 110,000.

Worthing house prices

The average price paid for a property in Worthing between March and April 2024 was £333,910 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Worthing (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,422.16
B £1,659.19
C £1,896.21
D £2,133.24
E £2,607.29
F £3,081.35
G £3,555.40
H £4,266.48

What will my solicitor do?

A solicitor guides you through the legal side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. The solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review the lease (if applicable), and handle post-completion tasks, such as paying Stamp Duty Land Tax and HMLR registration.

Worthing conveyancing solicitors may also carry out searches for flood risk.

Are you purchasing a home with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the mortgage lender.

If your solicitor isn't accepted on your bank's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

Our chosen partner solicitors have established relationships with the majority of banks and specialist lenders, so you can complete your purchase without delay.

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We can help home buyers in Worthing with conveyancing for:

Listed buildings

There are about 500,000 listed properties across the country, and around 220 of which are in Worthing Borough Council.

Worthing listed buildings and properties include:

  • Walled Garden At Castle Goring, Arundel Road, Worthing, Worthing, West Sussex
  • Number 19 Including Garden Wall To East, 19 Ardsheal Road, Broadwater, Worthing, Worthing, West Sussex
  • Castle Goring Cottages, 13 Arundel Road, Worthing, Worthing, West Sussex
  • The Old House, 54 Ashacre Lane, Worthing, Worthing, West Sussex
  • Field Place, The Boulevard, Goring By Sea, Worthing, Worthing, West Sussex

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will discuss with you what duties your ownership will impose. Examples include maintenance of historic features, and consent for additions like solar panels.

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Shared Ownership

Shared ownership conveyancing is the service you will need, when you buy a share in a property from a social housing provider. Purchasing a shared ownership home is more complex than a straightforward purchase, because all shared ownership properties are leasehold.

With years of experience, our panel of specialist property lawyers will assist you with every step of the process.

Buying a leasehold property

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold home as there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

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Selling a house or flat in Worthing

When selling a Worthing property, your lawyer will prepare the necessary documentation, including property information forms and the title deeds. The role of a conveyancer acting for the seller includes overcoming hurdles such as absence of easement and responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

Your lawyer will also communicate effectively with all parties, including agents, lenders and landlords, to make sure your sale is completed without incident.

I am selling a leasehold property in Wrexham - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is a great deal more difficult than for a more straightforward freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Wrexham. This can involve sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ensuring that leasehold forms are completed.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

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Remortgaging

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Check your bank or building society's legal panel includes your conveyancing solicitor before you instruct.

We work with solicitors who are members of all major lenders' panels, so whether you are switching to an equity release mortgage from Virgin Money or taking out an interest only mortgage from Coventry Building Society, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are estate planning, adding a new partner to your property's title or gifting a property, you will need a conveyancing solicitor to handle the transfer of equity.

Your lawyer will complete all the necessary paperwork for a fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Worthing?

Conveyancing quotes often include costs that might be new to many:

Conveyancing solicitors fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the work they complete during your property transaction.

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. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a flood risk report.

Are the conveyancing fees fixed?

Beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote, if you are comparing conveyancing quotes. Some firms may set out extra costs in the small print. This can lead to a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

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

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