By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"A solicitor team to count on throughout your property transaction."
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging in Hove, you will need to instruct a property lawyer to complete the conveyancing work .
Homeward Legal's network of solicitors have a wealth of experience of conveyancing in Hove and all over East Sussex.Our pragmatic approach often means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Conveyancing solicitors who perform all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed price.
If your East Sussex house move does not complete we do not charge you any property legal fees.
Using local conveyancing experience, your solicitor will guide you through the details of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Hove is served by the A27, A259 and A270. By rail: The nearest train station is Hove. By air: Hove is closest to Brighton City Airport (6 miles), London Gatwick Airport (27), Goodwood Airport and Redhill Aerodrome (both 32 miles), and London Biggin Hill Airport (47).
Hospital: Mill View, Nevill Avenue, Hove, BN3 7HY. Council: Brighton and Hove City (www.brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Attractions: Hove Park, Hove Lagoon, Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Open Air Theatre, and Brighton and Hove Greyhound Stadium.Q.
At Homeward Legal, we are property auction specialists and frequently do the legal conveyancing for both buyers and sellers at local and national auctions. Prepared buyers will know to formally instruct a fast conveyancing lawyer as far ahead of the auction as possible to give enough time for a detailed review of the property's legal title. After the auction, your chosen conveyancing solicitor will be focused on finishing all of the legal work within the reduced timeframe, as required by auction convention. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert auction team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Stamp duty must be paid for purchases sold for over £125,000, but any Stamp duty avoidance schemes really should not be considered. These schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty, with interest, will be due. However, there have been a number of legitimate government initiatives, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers, and your solicitor will advise if these exist and whether you are eligible.Q.
With over eight thousand conservation areas throughout the country, the neighbourhoods in Hove will include several areas of 'special architectural and historic interest' registered as protected. A solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works as part of the conveyancing, as well as offering advice as to what you can do about them. The solicitor will also offer more information regarding conservation areas in Hove in the property’s report on title.Q.
Legally speaking, there is no impediment to home-sellers doing the legal work themselves. The truth is, though, that a Hove lawyer is familiar with a significant number of tasks, ranging from approving completion statements to dealing with requisition on os1, many of which need training and experience, and they will be able to complete the job far faster than a DIY conveyancer. In any event, solicitors need to carry the applicable insurance, which you won’t have, that protects you from professional negligence. Try out our quote calculator, or call our team on 0800 038 6699 for your free, fixed-fee quote and to discuss your conveyancing needs.Q.
A competent Hove conveyancing solicitor will suggest that you get additional in-depth flood-risk searches, should the first searches determine a significant risk of flooding in Hove. Property purchasers sometimes also contact a neighbour or local resident for some further comfort from anecdotal evidence of flooding in the area of the new home.Q.
Homeward Legal is able to work with the majority of lenders financing buyers in Hove. The solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase will be able to give more detail. Hove lenders and mortgage specialists include:
Estate agent recommendations are a common way to find a solicitor. Be aware, though, that these referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, rather than the best solicitor for your needs.Q.
In the majority of situations, instructing as early as possible is better, as there are a number of tasks that can be performed straight away. Instructing your solicitor earlier could mitigate the chance of the transaction stalling. Why not give our waiting team a call on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote protected by our No Completion, No Fee guarantee? Or try our online quote calculator.Q.
Your solicitor instructed to handle the transaction may suggest a chancel search. In older areas of Hove, chancel repair dues can be collected on the owners of a property where church councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.Q.
Stamp duty must be paid for purchases sold for over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty scheme should not be considered. These schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty, with interest, will be due. There have been a number of legitimate initiatives, however, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers, and your solicitor will advise if these may apply.Q.
Estate agent recommendations are a not uncommon way to find a solicitor. These referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.Q.
An integral step in the legal due diligence procedure of buying a property involves your conveyancing solicitor conducting environmental searches that go in some details on the subject of Hove flood risk area.Q.
The best advice is for home movers to delay booking the removals until the point where everyone has confirmed a formal home moving date that as a rule occurs once contracts are signed. For a local firm Man With A Van, 62 Coleman St, Brighton, BN2 9SQ on 01273 457701 or N C C Removals, 29 Hampden Rd, Brighton, BN2 9TN Phone: 07517 331716.Q.
Legally speaking there is no argument at all why a home seller cannot do the legal work yourself. The truth is however that a Hove lawyer is familiar with a significant number of roles from ranging from approving completion statements and dealing with requisition on os1 many of which need training. In any event however, solicitors need to carry the applicable insurance that protects you from any professional negligence.Q.
Hove is located in Brighton & Hove City Council, King's House, Grand Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2LS, phone: 01273 290 000