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Beside the high chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, Eastbourne is a popular seaside town and resort. Its Victorian prosperity can be seen in its architecture, but the town now enjoys a broad economic base, hosting a wide range of industries.

Once famously a town for retirees, the population is now growing through an influx younger workers and families attracted to new employment opportunities in the town and its beautiful surrounding countryside and coast.

With affordable housing and plans to redevelop the town centre, Eastbourne looks set to continue to prosper.

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Eastbourne conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Eastbourne Council?

Eastbourne is situated in Eastbourne Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Eastbourne Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1259.79
B £1469.76
C £1679.72
D £1889.69
E £2309.62
F £2729.55
G £3149.48
H £3779.38

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Eastbourne?

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty or ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Eastbourne are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Eastbourne property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Eastbourne sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Eastbourne - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend additional searches e.g. a transport search.

To work out the price of searches on a Eastbourne move try our conveyancing calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Eastbourne - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and unfair clauses in the lease.

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

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer should commence this before a buyer has even been found.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am remortgaging a property in Eastbourne - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Eastbourne remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with Santander or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender