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Hurstpierpoint Conveyancing: FAQs

We've put together our handy guide on the most frequently asked Hurstpierpoint conveyancing questions. These FAQs look at issues like property tax, leasehold complexity and the steps of the legal process.

Buying property in Hurstpierpoint

I am buying a new build property in Hurstpierpoint - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build property in Hurstpierpoint is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A solicitor in Hurstpierpoint must be able to deal with things like dealing with lender conditions, ensuring that the contract is in the buyer's favour and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI/Vantage.

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How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Mid Sussex District Council in 2022?

Hurstpierpoint is situated in Mid Sussex District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Mid Sussex Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,358.84
B £1,585.31
C £1,811.78
D £2,038.26
E £2,491.21
F £2,944.15
G £3,397.10
H £4,076.52

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I'm buying a property in Hurstpierpoint - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the solicitor will advise additional searches such as a specialist environmental search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Hurstpierpoint purchase, try our calculator.

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

Selling property in Hurstpierpoint

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

Read more:

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

Remortgaging in Hurstpierpoint

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Hurstpierpoint property?

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A good Hurstpierpoint remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to an offset mortgage with the HSBC or to a joint mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, Quittance can help.

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Transferring equity in Hurstpierpoint

I am transferring equity in a Hurstpierpoint property - do I need a solicitor?

When a joint owner of a property gives or sells their share in the property to a new owner or owners, this is called a transfer of equity. A solicitor can carry out the legal work required for this transfer, including any Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can carry out transfer of equity (and remortgage) work for a fixed, low fee.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Hurstpierpoint

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the shared ownership fee and acting for lender fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as HMLR office copies and Land Registration fees.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Hurstpierpoint conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.

Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Hurstpierpoint property lawyers FAQs

Are Hurstpierpoint conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hurstpierpoint carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the conveyancing fees and costs 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 Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Hurstpierpoint?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more work involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to an unreachable freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Hurstpierpoint 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
  • Hurstpierpoint experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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