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Buying a house in Hastings

Located on the English south coast in the county of East Sussex, Hastings is a historic town with a rich heritage. With a population of approximately 90,000 and a great range of housing, we at 1st Property Lawyers have been developing our knowledge and expertise of the local property market in Hastings since 2002; this allows us to offer our clients in the area a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

You will need to instruct a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf when buying or selling property in Hastings.

By choosing My Home Move Conveyancing to be your Hastings conveyancers, you’ll receive the full benefit of our award winning customer service, which we combine with our intimate knowledge of the local area and innovative use of technology. Our conveyancing service is fixed fee, meaning there are no hidden costs to worry about, and you can plan exactly how much you’ll be paying from the outset. Moreover, if you don’t end up moving for whatever reason, you won’t have to pay us anything.

We assign all of our clients a dedicated conveyancer, who will act on your behalf from start to finish, providing you with regular updates on the progress of your case, a consistent point of contact, and a high level of expertise. At My Home Move Conveyancing we provide our conveyancing services in Hastings to homebuyers across the local area, from those looking for something along the lines of the Georgian and Victorian terraces that can be found overlooking the castle, to a historic home in the Old Town area or the bungalows and flats of suburban spots.

Local statistics

The average house price in East Sussex is £215,695, while the overall average sale price during the past 12 months is Hastings was £192,528.

Most sales in the area involved flats, which went for an average of £122,540, while terraces also sold in high numbers and fetched an average of £194,376. There was a similar number of semi-detached and detached properties sold, which averaged at £225,534 and £291,024 respectively.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Hastings Borough Council. They can be contacted on 0142 445 1066 or at the following address:

Hastings Town Hall
Queens Square
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1TL

The local area

The town is of course renowned for its history that counts the iconic Battle of Hastings in 1066 among its chapters, which was actually fought at the modern town of Battle some 7 miles northwest of Hastings. The arrival of the railways during the 19th century brought popularity to Hastings as a seaside holiday destination, which also drove up the population numbers. The modern town has modern amenities such as the Priory Meadow shopping centre that complement the pleasant ambience of the Old Town area.

There are also some excellent schools that will please parents of young children; options at primary level include Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Main Road’s Westfield School and Blacklands Primary. The Hastings Academy on Rye Road and William Parker Sports College on Parkstone Road are among the choices at secondary level.

The location of Hasting’s on the south coast means that A roads will be your best friend when it comes to getting around other parts of the region; the A259 heads east towards Folkestone and west towards Eastbourne, where it becomes the A27 and continues on to Brighton and Portsmouth. The A21 meanwhile heads north towards London and the M25 motorway. There are trains to the capital that take around an hour and a half.

All properties in Hastings will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,271.89

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,483.87

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,695.85

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,907.83

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,331.79

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,755.75

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,179.72

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,815.66

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