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Horsham Conveyancing: FAQs

We understand that the conveyancing process for buying or selling a home can be complex, so we have put together a list of questions our Horsham clients often ask. If you have a specific question about Horsham conveyancing that we haven't covered here, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.

Buying property in Horsham

How much is the Council Tax in Horsham District Council in 2022?

Horsham is situated in Horsham District Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Horsham Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,339.70
B £1,562.98
C £1,786.26
D £2,009.55
E £2,456.12
F £2,902.68
G £3,349.25
H £4,019.10

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Horsham?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Horsham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

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

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and onerous clauses in the lease.

A leasehold solicitor 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

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Selling property in Horsham

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Horsham?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is quite a lot more specialised than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Horsham will usually undertake extra work, such as getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to reserve fund details.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

Remortgaging in Horsham

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Horsham should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Santander or to a flexible mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

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Transferring equity in Horsham

Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Horsham home?

When one or more joint owners of a property transfers (gifts or sells) their share in a property, this is called a 'transfer of equity'. A solicitor can carry out the legal process for a transfer of equity, register the new owner(s) of the property and take care of any Stamp Duty paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process for a fixed fee.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Horsham

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees, such as the leasehold fee and buy-to-let fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Land Registration fees or HMLR office copies.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Horsham home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Horsham property lawyers FAQs

Are Horsham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Horsham offer their services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Horsham and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Horsham experts
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