Conveyancing Solicitors St Leonards-on-Sea


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Look no further for your residential conveyancing solicitor in St Leonards-on-Sea

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling property in St Leonards-on-Sea

Your expert conveyancing solicitor's role when selling a property in St Leonards-on-Sea, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your conveyancing solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • On the day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our St Leonards-on-Sea conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

For St Leonards-on-Sea buying

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to HM Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our St Leonards-on-Sea conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in St Leonards-on-Sea

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title to transfer ownership of a share of the property, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Property solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • HM Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our St Leonards-on-Sea conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in St Leonards-on-Sea starts at £363 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in St Leonards-on-Sea

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update HM Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in St Leonards-on-Sea starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in St Leonards-on-Sea starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in St Leonards-on-Sea starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in St Leonards-on-Sea?

St Leonards-on-Sea is an affluent, self-contained coastal town which lies to the west of central Hastings in Hastings Borough in East Sussex. Landmarks and attractions include Warrior Square Gardens, Gensing Gardens and Kino-Teatr, a truly fascinating space in Norman Road offering cinema, live performances and an excellent gallery.

St Leonards-on-Sea Hospital information

Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7RD

Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UD

Bexhill Hospital, Holliers Hill, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2DZ

Property Solicitors St Leonards-on-Sea, Transport information

By road, the A21 skirts St Leonards, going to central Hastings and connecting to London (Lewisham). The A259 links the town to other coastal settlements. The town has two stations, St Leonards Warrior Square and West St Leonards, so many destinations can be reached, including London Charing Cross, London Victoria, Brighton, Ore and Ashford International.

Distance to Airports from St Leonards-on-Sea


AirportMiles by car
Gatwick53.9 miles
Heathrow81.6 miles
Stansted89.7 miles
Local Schools in St Leonards-on-Sea

New Horizons School, Beauchamp Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9JU

Saxon Mount School, Edinburgh Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 8HH

Helenswood School, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7PS

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in and around St Leonards-on-Sea

Our St Leonards-on-Sea conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Hastings, Bulverhythe, Bexhill, Crowhurst, Hooe, Roxton and Catsfield.

Conveyancing Solicitors St Leonards-on-Sea

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in St Leonards-on-Sea:
  • Vale Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6PX
  • 31 Perth Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7EQ
  • 23 St Peters Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6JG
  • 13 Eversley Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6QD
  • 7 Braybrooke Close, Hastings, TN34 1TB

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • The Beaumont (house) – The Ridge, St. Leonards-On-Sea.
    Developed by Redrow Homes.

St Leonards-on-Sea Property Prices



Average property price in St Leonards-on-Sea£317,408
Population of St Leonards-on-Sea10,001


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors St Leonards-on-Sea.
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Local conveyancing solicitor

Are local, licensed conveyancing solicitors near me more expensive?

Buyers and sellers alike often start the process by searching online for conveyancing solicitors in St Leonards-on-Sea. You need to find a legally qualified person to handle the conveyancing for your sale or purchase. But, do you really need to use local property lawyers or can you find a better service, regardless of where they are based?

With technological progress, you are no longer restricted to having to work with a licenced conveyancer near you. Often an online conveyancing solicitor who specialises in property transactions will be preferable to a local one in St Leonards-on-Sea.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in St Leonards-on-Sea?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancing specialist to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors St Leonards-on-Sea has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the St Leonards-on-Sea conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in St Leonards-on-Sea help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors St Leonards-on-Sea - speak to Hastings Borough Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale St Leonards-on-Sea - check with Hastings Borough Council if they are running a DMS scheme


St Leonards-on-Sea conveyancing solicitors

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our St Leonards-on-Sea Conveyancing Solicitors. They are skilled and experienced with complex property transactions from a simple purchase for a property in St Leonards-on-Sea to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Is the property over 5 storeys (11m)?

Many leasehold properties in St Leonards-on-Sea are in large buildings which now require an EWS1 certificate to confirm if the cladding is fire safe. Thankfully 2022's leaseholder protections mean that most leaseholders are not burdened with the cost of remediation of any defective cladding, but you will need to see the seller's Deed of Certificate to prove that the lease doesn't come with a nasty (and expensive) surprise.

Be particularly wary of purchasing a share of freehold as the freeholders may become liable for the cost of remedying defective cladding. Our specialist leasehold solicitors St Leonards-on-Sea are well experienced with handling all of these added complications, so you will be in safe hands with SAM. Property Challenges Solved.

Conveyancing FAQs: Property Lawyers St Leonards-on-Sea



The average conveyancing cost in London can be slightly higher than in the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in St Leonards-on-Sea are based on the purchase price, and start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.

St Leonards-on-Sea conveyancing solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street licensed conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.



It's unnecessary to have a local property solicitor as the conveyancing process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to St Leonards-on-Sea, when choosing a good conveyancing solicitor for any property transaction.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in St Leonards-on-Sea. A simple property transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose conveyancing solicitors in St Leonards-on-Sea who offer a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

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Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

East Sussex Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageEast Sussex is a county in southern England. Coupled with West Sussex, it used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. It consists of chalk uplands, river gaps, marshlands, both sand and clay soils, sandstone cliffs and forests, such as Ashdown Forest.

The county town is Lewes and other major populated settlements include Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill, Seaford, Rottingdean, Crowborough and Hailsham. It also contains the large city/conurbation of Brighton and Hove, although the latter is its own unitary authority. Brighton has a whole host of attractions including the Royal Pavilion.

The county contains no motorways. Adjacent counties include Surrey, West Sussex and Kent. There are two universities based in the county: the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

 

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

St Leonards-on-Sea Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: