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Conveyancing in Brighton

107 cases completed in Brighton in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Brighton

Consistently ranked among the country’s happiest and most desirable cities, it’s no surprise Brighton is incredibly popular with potential homebuyers. Located on England’s sunny south coast, together with neighbouring Hove, the urban area has population of around 290,000 and offers great access to the capital. That’s just part of the reason you’ll find a really strong property market in the city. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’ve been tailoring our expert knowledge of markets like Brighton’s since 2001, enabling us to give all our clients a professional and efficient conveyancing service.

Our Conveyancing Service

• Fixed Fee Conveyancing
• No Move, No Fee
• Transparent Costs

You’ll need to instruct property lawyers to carry out legal work on your behalf, if you decide to buy or sell a home in the Brighton area.

Consider My Home Move Conveyancing for our award winning customer service, innovative use of technology and exceptional knowledge of the local market. All the work we undertake is fixed fee, so there are never any surprise charges waiting down the line when you choose us. What’s more, as your Brighton conveyancers, you won’t need to pay us a penny if your purchase or sale doesn’t complete for some reason.

Once you begin the process with us, you’ll be assigned a dedicated conveyancer who’ll cover your case from start to finish. They’ll be on hand to provide regular updates, but you’ll also have access to an online account, where you can check how things are going 24 hours a day. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’re delighted to provide conveyancing services in Brighton to homebuyers across the city, whether that’s right at the heart of town, or out in desirable suburbs like Kemptown and Moulsecoomb.

 

Local statistics

Overall, the average amount paid for a property in Brighton over the last 12 months was £405,904. That represented a 7% increase in the 12 months prior to that. Flats made up the largest portion of sales, going for £291,833 on average, while terraced homes fetched £476,740 and semi-detached homes £442,380.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties in the region is Brighton & Hove City Council. You can contact them through their website, or find their nearest customer service centre at the following address:

Bartholomew House
Bartholomew Square
Brighton
BN1 1JE

The local area

With a settlement recorded in the Domesday Book, the city’s history is a rich one, but it’s in the Regency era that Brighton as we know it emerged. Its proximity to London and the continent, and renowned waters, made it a favourite for day trippers and holidaymakers of the time – something that’s still true of the city in 2019. Today, Brighton has blossomed into a thriving cultural capital, renowned for its music, arts, quirky retail areas and LGBT scene. 

The city has a large train station with very frequent services into London, as well as either way along the south coast. The A23 and M23 provide an efficient connection to the national motorway network, while Gatwick is the nearest major airport, just off this route. 

Brighton is well served for education, and there are plenty of great schools in town. Patcham High School and Varndean High School are among secondary options, while Middle Street Primary and Coombe Road Primary cater to younger ones. For higher education, options include the University of Brighton, University of Sussex and Greater Brighton Metropolitan College. 

Every home in Brighton falls into one of the following council tax bands, based upon its value:

Council tax band A

Property value range

Up to and including £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,252.69

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,461.47

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,670.25

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,879.03

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,296.59

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,714.15

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,131.72

Council tax band H

Property value range

Over £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,758.06

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm