The seaside town of Hove in East Sussex lies immediately west of Brighton. In 1997 it merged with Brighton to become the borough of Brighton and Hove and in 2001 was awarded city status.
Property in Hove is more affordable than Brighton, making it popular with young families although its regular inclusion as one of the UK's 'best places to live' lists mean that the property market is brisk.
There are good rail links to central London, Gatwick, and along the coast to Southampton and Portsmouth.
Hove conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Brighton and Hove City Council in 2021?
Hove is situated in Brighton and Hove City Council. Council tax bands are:
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Are Hove conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Hove offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.
Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase completes.
If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a home in Hove - what searches do I need?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Local Authority Search
- Regulated Drainage and Water Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Chancel liability insurance
Occasionally the solicitor will advise further searches , for example an HS2 search.
To work out how much searches will cost on a Hove move, try our calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Hove?
Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Buying a leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold property as there are more parties involved.
Varied factors, such as absent freeholders or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.
Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.
Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?
Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat can result in long delays.
The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time it takes the solicitor to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.
It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so the seller's solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer.
I am remortgaging a property in Hove - do I need a solicitor?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The base rate is now at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A good Hove remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.
Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Hove home?
A 'transfer of equity' is when a co-owner of a property transfers or sells their share in the property. A conveyancing solicitor can carry out the legal work for this transfer, including registering the new owner's share of the property and any Stamp Duty formalities..
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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Hove, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
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Frequently asked questions:
- How do I speed up the conveyancing process?
- How much Stamp Duty (SDLT) will I need to pay in 2021?
- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
- What do buyers need to know about conveyancing in 2021?
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