Shoreham By Sea conveyancing FAQs

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

Shoreham By Sea is situated in Adur District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Adur District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1195.89
B £1395.20
C £1594.52
D £1793.83
E £2192.46
F £2591.09
G £2989.72
H £3587.66

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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 Shoreham By Sea?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees or landlord fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Shoreham By Sea are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Shoreham By Sea property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Shoreham By Sea sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Shoreham By Sea - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend further searches , for example a radon gas search.

To see the cost of searches on a Shoreham By Sea purchase, try our conveyancing cost 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 Shoreham By Sea - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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 it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Shoreham By Sea property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Shoreham By Sea remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our network of solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender