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The large seaside town of Worthing, which traces its roots to the Stone Age, is situated at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex and forms part of the populous Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation. Once a mackerel fishing hamlet, the town developed as a seaside resort and has a lengthy promenade, historic pier and popular beaches.

Much of the housing in the town is similar in style to that of Brighton, particularly in West Worthing district. A range of new projects and developments are further enhancing this attractive resort, offering residents a relaxed and modern setting.

With 5 rail stations the town is well-connected. Trains to Brighton run every 10 minutes and the journey time is only 20 minutes.

Worthing conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Worthing Borough Council?

Worthing is situated in Worthing Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Worthing Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1143.33
B £1333.88
C £1524.44
D £1714.99
E £2096.10
F £2477.21
G £2858.32
H £3429.98

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Are Worthing conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your property transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Worthing 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?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to missing leasehold documents.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Worthing?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more protracted compared to a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Worthing, and this could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Worthing will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Property solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are switching to a 100% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a two-year discount with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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