Conveyancing

Our conveyancing team advises people on the process of buying and selling property, guiding people through the different stages of house buying and selling.

Whatever type of property you are buying, you may not be familiar with the house buying process. Buying a house, or selling a house, can seem like a daunting task.

Our expert conveyancing solicitors can guide you through each stage of the property purchase, or property sale. They use their many years’ combined conveyancing experience to share their tips on buying, or selling, a property in Hastings, Easbourne & the surrounding area.

Our conveyancing solicitors have also achieved the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Standard (CQS) accreditation so you can be confident that you will be dealing with solicitors that understand the property market.

Our Conveyancing services for Hastings, Eastbourne & the surrounding area:

From our offices is Hastings & Eastbourne we offer a comprehensive range of Conveyancing services.

  • Buying and Selling Houses/Flats and Re-mortgages
  • Buying and Selling developments or commercial land and developed units
  • Residential leases
  • Tenancy agreements

Fees

Sale and purchase fees are on an escalating scale dependant on the agreed sale/purchase price. This is so that first time buyer/ parties at the bottom of the conveyancing ladder can budget easier.

Fees are shown below and are per transaction. VAT is to be added to the fee.

Sale/Purchase price (freehold properties)

Up to £200,000 – £625.00
£200,001 – £250,000 – £695.00
£250,000 – £300,000 – £745.00
£300,001 – £350,000 – £795.00
£350,001 – £400,000 – £845.00
£400,001 – £450,000 – £895.00
£450,001 – £500,000 – £945.00
£500,001 – £550,000 – £1,045.00
£550,001 – £600,000 – £1,095.00
£600,001 – £650,000 – £1,145.00
£650,001 – £700,000 – £1,195.00
£700,001 – £750,000 – £1,245.00
£750,001 – £800,000 – £1,295.00
£800,001 – £850,000 – £1,345.00
£850,001 – £900,000 – £1,395.00
£900,001 – £1,000,000 – £1,600.00

Please note that for leasehold transactions, there will be an additional fee of £75.00 (plus VAT) due to extra work involved

For estimates on sale/purchase price above £1,000,000 please telephone for a quote

Bank Transfer fee – £30.00
Submitting SDLT form to HMRC – £50.00
Preparation of new lease – £700.00
Preparation of lease extension – £550.00

Remortgage fees:
£350.00 for mortgages below £150,000
£395.00 for mortgages between £150,00 & £300,000

All fees quoted are subject to the transaction being of a standard straightforward nature. If there should be any unexpected problems or complexities arising that incur additional work, we reserve the right to increase the fee.

Please note that we do not charge a fee for ‘acting for lender’ if your lender instructs us to also act on their behalf. You may see that the mortgage offer makes reference to an additional fee which some solicitors charge and some do not.

Disbursements (sale)
Copy title documents from Land Registry (official copy entries) – £3.00 per document required
Copy planning documents (if unable to download from council website – £10.00 but may vary dependant on local authority
Landlord fees (if leasehold) – ie, management information – £varies as open to the Landlord to decide the fee

Disbursements (purchase)
Preliminary search bundle (local, water & drainage, environmental and chancel where applicable) £300 approx depending on location
Land Registry search £3.00 per title
Bankruptcy search £2.00 per person
Landlord fees (if leasehold) £varies according to lease and/or landlord
Land Registry fee for registering new owner – escalates dependent on property price but from £20£455 for electronic submission

Disbursements (remortgage)
Searches may be required by lender which would be as above
If no searches are required, then an indemnity policy will be required, the cost of which varies from different indemnity providers. We do not charge a fee for sourcing indemnity policies.
Land Registry search fee as above
Bankruptcy search fee as above
Landlord fee as above

Land Register fee for registering new lender – escalates dependent on figure but from £20£125 for electronic submission

Please note that with the Land Registry fees, if the property is unregistered, we cannot submit an electronic application and the Land Registry fee then doubles.

Accreditations

The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. The Solicitors Regulation Authority deals with all regulatory and disciplinary matters and acts solely in the public interest.