Residential Property Solicitors

Residential Property Solicitors

Whether you are buying your first home or your dream home, our experienced solicitors and lawyers will guide you through the conveyaning process.

We value our reputation which is based on exceptional service and that’s why our clients come back to us and recommend us to others too. That’s important as we believe that the expertise and service we offer our clients sets us apart.

If you are moving home, or buying and selling an investment property or taking out a mortgage we are here to help you through every step of the process.

What is residential conveyancing?

In a nutshell, conveyancing is the legal work involved when buying or selling property or transferring the ownership from one person to another.

Typically a sale or purchase will include preparing a contract, investigating title, searches, exchange of contracts, payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax and registration at HM Land Registry.

Most people use a law firm to do the work for them as real estate law can be a complicated business and is governed by property, mortgage and common law.

If a mortgage loan is involved, you will need a lawyer.

What are property searches?

What are they and what do they mean for you? Are they necessary?

These are not usually something you come across unless you are involved in buying and selling a property but they are standard for residential conveyancing. There are a variety of searches available which not only provide information about a property but some will provide details about land in the area.

The purpose of the searches is to discover information which may impact on your decision to buy the property.

If you are buying with a mortgage, you will need to have some searches and reports. Even if you don’t need a mortgage we think you should have searches to protect your investment.

Why choose Coole Bevis LLP to carry out my conveyancing?

We understand property law and our expert team of residential solicitors and conveyancers explain it to you in a helpful and informative way.

Every transaction is different and we have seen them all, houses, flats, cottages, bungalows, city centre apartments, country mansions or house boats across England and Wales and we can help you with yours.

We know how important buying and selling is to you and work with you, the estate agent and mortgage broker to complete all your legal work and provide our customers with the advice you need.

We are accredited to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme(CQS) and our experienced residential property team can help.

Our residential property team can help you with:

  • Selling a home
  • Buying a home
  • Auction sales and purchases
  • Transfer of equity
  • Buy to let
  • Help to Buy scheme
  • Right to Buy
  • First time buyers
  • Leasehold
  • Freehold
  • Mortgages
  • Shared ownership Schemes
  • Equity release (ERC)

Our expert conveyancing team are on hand to help your matter proceed as smoothly as possible and provide you with peace of mind:

  • we use direct dial
  • we will keep you informed throughout the conveyancing process (by email and telephone)
  • we offer appointments available outside of 9-5 please ask, and
  • we are based in offices across East and West Sussex

Whether you’re buying or selling please contact our conveyancing team online or give us a call to arrange the next step!

Standard Residential Conveyancing Searches

Local Authority search

This is a search of information about the Property that is held on the Council’s records. Examples of the information you might find out includes planning and building control and may show if work has been done without the necessary consent or if the road is maintained by the Council. It is specific to the property and will not reveal anything about neighbouring properties.

Water and drainage search

This will show if the property is connected to mains water and drainage and the location of public drains and other useful information.

Environmental report

This provides information about the contamination risk and other factors such as past commercial use, nearby landfill, ground stability and energy and infrastructure projects.

Planning report

Unlike the Local Authority search, this will give you the planning history not only for the property you hope to buy but also for properties in the surrounding area.

Flood risk assessment

As the names suggests, it is an assessment using information from official sources of the flood risk for the area, a useful report given the increase in flooding in recent years.

Chancel repair liability insurance

This is an ancient liability in certain areas and is a potential liability to pay towards the cost of the chancel repairs to a local Church. It is in the process of being abolished but may still be relevant in certain circumstances. It is cheaper to take out a policy of insurance rather than obtain a search and then insure.

This is not an exhaustive list and there are other reports that are relevant to a specific location such as:

  • Coal mining reports
  • HS2
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Cross rail
  • Common land
  • Tin or brine mining

We’ll let you know if you need others.

How much do conveyancing searches cost?

It depends on where the property is located as Local Authority Searches vary in cost. You should budget for between £300 – £400. The amount of money is small compared to the purchase price.

How long do conveyancing searches take?

The reports are usually desktop and are available on the same day. The Local Authority and water and drainage searches take longer and vary in timescale depending on where the property is located.

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Information About Brighton

  • Coole Bevis LLP is proud to offer Legal services in Brighton, a Town located in East Sussex in England.
  • Brighton is a Town and part of East Sussex which forms part of the Brighton and Hove adminstrative area in England.
  • Brighton was previously a part of the County of Sussex.
  • Hove Town Hall is Brighton’s local authority administrative HQ.
  • Brighton’s local authority responsible for the provision of all local government services is a Unitary_authority.
  • Brighton is located in South East England.
  • Brighton is attributed to Brighton and Hove administrative county districts.
  • Boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish in the Town of Brighton incorperate Varndean College.
  • Wards in Brighton are usually named after thoroughfares, neighbourhoods and parishes, these include Queen’s Park (ward).
  • The Town of Brighton additionally includes hamlets such as Balsdean its administrative area.
  • The Town of Brighton also amalgamated villages such as West Blatchington, Stanmer, Saltdean, Hangleton, and Ovingdean within its boundaries.
  • Over the years Brighton has assimilated a number of settlements including Saltdean, Montpelier, Ovingdean, Elm Grove, Kemptown, Round Hill, and North Laine.
  • Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal service area in the Town of Brighton also includes Brunswick (Hove), Seven Dials, West Hill, Hanover, and Hangleton.
  • Other service areas of Coole Bevis LLP in Brighton, England encompass Hollingbury, Preston Village, Patcham, Coldean, and New England Quarter,
  • as well as Brighton’s outer urban areas Prestonville, Moulsecoomb, Bear Road, Mile Oak, and West Blatchington.
  • Last but not least Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal services cover the greater Brighton area including Woodingdean, Black Rock (Brighton and Hove), Carlton Hill, Whitehawk, and Westdene.
  • Smaller areas within of Brighton, East Sussex include Roedean, Kemp Town, Old Steine, Bevendean, and Portslade.
  • Within Brighton you find towns such as Aldrington, Stanmer, Rottingdean, Hollingdean, and The Lanes.
  • Other towns located within the Town of Brighton include Brighton
  • Brighton is home to a number of prestigious CITIES including Brighton and Hove.
  • Moulsecoomb Place, Brighton Business School, and Waste House are distinguished through out the England and the United Kingdom.
  • Brighton has a number of schools in the area including Roedean School, and Falmer High School.
  • Jubilee Library, and Libraries in Brighton and Hove play an important role in Brighton.
  • Provide a physical education forum within Brighton are Brighton Fishing Museum, and Booth Museum of Natural History.
  • Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, and Royal Sussex County Hospital catchment areas includes Brighton.
  • Preston Park, Wild Park, and Queen’s Park are the most notable parks and open spaces in Brighton and are famous through out England.
  • Brighton is the starting-point of the A23 road.
  • Notable roads within Brighton include Old Steine, Bear Road, and London to Brighton Way.
  • Bordering the Town of Brighton and to the south Burgess Hill, and Lewes are immediately adjacent.
  • Places to see in Brighton include Brighton Lifeboat Station, Royal Suspension Chain Pier, and Chattri.
  • Examples of famous architecture in Brighton include St Mary’s Church, Gothic House, and Brighton Forum.
  • Situated in Brighton, notable heritage assets include Libraries in Brighton and Hove, King and Queen, Thomas Simpson (architect), 11 Dyke Road, and Clock Tower.

Information About Horsham

  • Coole Bevis LLP is proud to offer Legal services in Horsham, Horsham is a Town located in West Sussex in England.
  • Horsham is situated in South East England.
  • Horsham is associated with the Horsham shire administrative regions.
  • Lower tiers of local government include Woodmancote, West Sussex within the Town of Horsham.
  • The Town of Horsham additionally includes hamlets such as Blackstone, Maplehurst, and Tisman’s Common its administrative area.
  • The Town of Horsham additionally contains villages such as Rudgwick, Storrington, West Grinstead, Small Dole, and Partridge Green its boundaries.
  • Villages in Horsham, include Nutbourne, Edburton, Woodmancote, Pulborough, and Monk’s Gate.
  • Just as importantly villages such as Five Oaks, Hardham, Dragon’s Green, Upper Beeding, and Washington are also found within Horsham
  • Over the years Horsham has assimilated a number of settlements including Coolham, Rudgwick, Tisman’s Common, Dial Post, Faygate, Brooks Green, and Slinfold.
  • Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal service area in the Town of Horsham also encompasses Crabtree, West Sussex
  • Additional towns such as Horsham, and Storrington can be found within the Town of Horsham.
  • Horsham comes under the RH12, RH13 postal code.
  • The Town of Horsham is bordered by St_Leonard’s_Forest, and Broadbridge Heath to the East.
  • Bordering the Town of Horsham and to the south Southwater, Billingshurst, and Mannings_Heath are immediately adjacent.
  • Adjoining Horsham to the north, Dorking, Burgess Hill, Southwater, Haywards Heath, and Faygate are a short-distance.
  • Situated in Horsham, notable heritage assets include Madina Mosque, Horsham.
  • A large number of leading businesses make Horsham and West Sussex their home including Coole Bevis LLP.

Information About Hove

  • Coole Bevis LLP offers Legal services in Hove, East Sussex, a Town located in England.
  • Hove is found in South East England.
  • Hove is associated with the Brighton and Hove shire administrative regions.
  • The Town of Hove consolidates hamlets such as Balsdean within its border.
  • The Town of Hove additionally includes villages such as Saltdean, West Blatchington, Hangleton, Ovingdean, and Stanmer its administrative area.
  • Hove is formed by a number of settlements including Portslade, Rottingdean, Aldrington, Brighton, and Saltdean.
  • Other towns including Brighton can be found within the Town of Hove.
  • The cities of Brighton and Hove can be found within Hove.
  • Hove is within the BN3 area.
  • Notable educational establishments in Hove include Deepdene School.
  • Hove residents enjoy access to Libraries in Brighton and Hove.
  • The Hove area is the location of several hospitals including The Montefiore Hospital, and Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
  • Queen’s Park, Hove Park, and Stanmer are popular with Hove citizens and known through out England.
  • Notable roads within Hove include Old Steine, Elm Grove, and Bear Road.
  • Hove is best known for Hove War Memorial, and Old Steine Gardens.
  • Hove Iconic Buildings include Brighton Forum, Gothic House, and St Mary’s Church.
  • Structures and Buildings of special interest within Hove include Hove War Memorial, The Old Market, British Engineerium, Barford Court, and Hangleton Manor Inn.

Information About Worthing

  • Coole Bevis LLP offers Legal services in Worthing, which is located in England, and a Town in West Sussex.
  • Historically, a substantial number areas within Worthing were part of the historic county of Sussex.
  • Worthing Rural District acts as the local government administraton center in Worthing.
  • Worthing’s council/local authority is a Borough_status_in_the_United_Kingdom.
  • Worthing is based within South East England.
  • Lower tiers of local government include Worthing College within the Borough of Worthing.
  • The Borough of Worthing additionally contains villages such as Offington, Heene, Goring-by-Sea, Salvington, and Durrington its boundaries.
  • Worthing border includes a number of villages such as Broadwater, High Salvington, Findon Valley, Cote, and Tarring.
  • Worthing incorporates a number of settlements including Heene, Goring-by-Sea, and Salvington.
  • Other towns found within the Borough of Worthing include Broadwater, and Tarring
  • Notable educational establishments in Worthing include Durrington High School, and Schools in Worthing.
  • Provide a physical education forum within Worthing are High Salvington Windmill, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Deliver services locally to Worthing Hospital to the Worthing area.
  • Beach House Park, and Highdown Gardens are popular with Worthing residents and known through out England.
  • The major roads feeding Worthing includes the A24 road (England).
  • To the East of the Borough of Worthing is bordered by Shoreham_by_Sea.
  • The Town of Worthing southern boundaries are bordered by Normandy, Picardy, and Buncton
  • Adjoining Worthing to the north, Buncton, Clapham, and Steyning are a short-distance.
  • Worthing is best known for Cissbury Ring, and High Salvington Windmill.
  • Examples of famous architecture in Worthing include St Mary of the Angels, Worthing.
  • Withing the boundaries of Worthing, East Worthing railway station, Our Lady of Sion School, Manor Sports Ground, Schools in Worthing, and Durrington-on-Sea railway station of special interest.
Residential Property
Solicitors In Brighton

Information About Brighton

  • Coole Bevis LLP is proud to offer Legal services in Brighton, a Town located in East Sussex in England.
  • Brighton is a Town and part of East Sussex which forms part of the Brighton and Hove adminstrative area in England.
  • Brighton was previously a part of the County of Sussex.
  • Hove Town Hall is Brighton’s local authority administrative HQ.
  • Brighton’s local authority responsible for the provision of all local government services is a Unitary_authority.
  • Brighton is located in South East England.
  • Brighton is attributed to Brighton and Hove administrative county districts.
  • Boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish in the Town of Brighton incorperate Varndean College.
  • Wards in Brighton are usually named after thoroughfares, neighbourhoods and parishes, these include Queen’s Park (ward).
  • The Town of Brighton additionally includes hamlets such as Balsdean its administrative area.
  • The Town of Brighton also amalgamated villages such as West Blatchington, Stanmer, Saltdean, Hangleton, and Ovingdean within its boundaries.
  • Over the years Brighton has assimilated a number of settlements including Saltdean, Montpelier, Ovingdean, Elm Grove, Kemptown, Round Hill, and North Laine.
  • Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal service area in the Town of Brighton also includes Brunswick (Hove), Seven Dials, West Hill, Hanover, and Hangleton.
  • Other service areas of Coole Bevis LLP in Brighton, England encompass Hollingbury, Preston Village, Patcham, Coldean, and New England Quarter,
  • as well as Brighton’s outer urban areas Prestonville, Moulsecoomb, Bear Road, Mile Oak, and West Blatchington.
  • Last but not least Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal services cover the greater Brighton area including Woodingdean, Black Rock (Brighton and Hove), Carlton Hill, Whitehawk, and Westdene.
  • Smaller areas within of Brighton, East Sussex include Roedean, Kemp Town, Old Steine, Bevendean, and Portslade.
  • Within Brighton you find towns such as Aldrington, Stanmer, Rottingdean, Hollingdean, and The Lanes.
  • Other towns located within the Town of Brighton include Brighton
  • Brighton is home to a number of prestigious CITIES including Brighton and Hove.
  • Moulsecoomb Place, Brighton Business School, and Waste House are distinguished through out the England and the United Kingdom.
  • Brighton has a number of schools in the area including Roedean School, and Falmer High School.
  • Jubilee Library, and Libraries in Brighton and Hove play an important role in Brighton.
  • Provide a physical education forum within Brighton are Brighton Fishing Museum, and Booth Museum of Natural History.
  • Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, and Royal Sussex County Hospital catchment areas includes Brighton.
  • Preston Park, Wild Park, and Queen’s Park are the most notable parks and open spaces in Brighton and are famous through out England.
  • Brighton is the starting-point of the A23 road.
  • Notable roads within Brighton include Old Steine, Bear Road, and London to Brighton Way.
  • Bordering the Town of Brighton and to the south Burgess Hill, and Lewes are immediately adjacent.
  • Places to see in Brighton include Brighton Lifeboat Station, Royal Suspension Chain Pier, and Chattri.
  • Examples of famous architecture in Brighton include St Mary’s Church, Gothic House, and Brighton Forum.
  • Situated in Brighton, notable heritage assets include Libraries in Brighton and Hove, King and Queen, Thomas Simpson (architect), 11 Dyke Road, and Clock Tower.
Residential Property
Solicitors In Horsham

Information About Horsham

  • Coole Bevis LLP is proud to offer Legal services in Horsham, Horsham is a Town located in West Sussex in England.
  • Horsham is situated in South East England.
  • Horsham is associated with the Horsham shire administrative regions.
  • Lower tiers of local government include Woodmancote, West Sussex within the Town of Horsham.
  • The Town of Horsham additionally includes hamlets such as Blackstone, Maplehurst, and Tisman’s Common its administrative area.
  • The Town of Horsham additionally contains villages such as Rudgwick, Storrington, West Grinstead, Small Dole, and Partridge Green its boundaries.
  • Villages in Horsham, include Nutbourne, Edburton, Woodmancote, Pulborough, and Monk’s Gate.
  • Just as importantly villages such as Five Oaks, Hardham, Dragon’s Green, Upper Beeding, and Washington are also found within Horsham
  • Over the years Horsham has assimilated a number of settlements including Coolham, Rudgwick, Tisman’s Common, Dial Post, Faygate, Brooks Green, and Slinfold.
  • Coole Bevis LLP’s Legal service area in the Town of Horsham also encompasses Crabtree, West Sussex
  • Additional towns such as Horsham, and Storrington can be found within the Town of Horsham.
  • Horsham comes under the RH12, RH13 postal code.
  • The Town of Horsham is bordered by St_Leonard’s_Forest, and Broadbridge Heath to the East.
  • Bordering the Town of Horsham and to the south Southwater, Billingshurst, and Mannings_Heath are immediately adjacent.
  • Adjoining Horsham to the north, Dorking, Burgess Hill, Southwater, Haywards Heath, and Faygate are a short-distance.
  • Situated in Horsham, notable heritage assets include Madina Mosque, Horsham.
  • A large number of leading businesses make Horsham and West Sussex their home including Coole Bevis LLP.
Residential Property
Solicitors In Hove

Information About Hove

  • Coole Bevis LLP offers Legal services in Hove, East Sussex, a Town located in England.
  • Hove is found in South East England.
  • Hove is associated with the Brighton and Hove shire administrative regions.
  • The Town of Hove consolidates hamlets such as Balsdean within its border.
  • The Town of Hove additionally includes villages such as Saltdean, West Blatchington, Hangleton, Ovingdean, and Stanmer its administrative area.
  • Hove is formed by a number of settlements including Portslade, Rottingdean, Aldrington, Brighton, and Saltdean.
  • Other towns including Brighton can be found within the Town of Hove.
  • The cities of Brighton and Hove can be found within Hove.
  • Hove is within the BN3 area.
  • Notable educational establishments in Hove include Deepdene School.
  • Hove residents enjoy access to Libraries in Brighton and Hove.
  • The Hove area is the location of several hospitals including The Montefiore Hospital, and Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
  • Queen’s Park, Hove Park, and Stanmer are popular with Hove citizens and known through out England.
  • Notable roads within Hove include Old Steine, Elm Grove, and Bear Road.
  • Hove is best known for Hove War Memorial, and Old Steine Gardens.
  • Hove Iconic Buildings include Brighton Forum, Gothic House, and St Mary’s Church.
  • Structures and Buildings of special interest within Hove include Hove War Memorial, The Old Market, British Engineerium, Barford Court, and Hangleton Manor Inn.
Residential Property
Solicitors In Worthing

Information About Worthing

  • Coole Bevis LLP offers Legal services in Worthing, which is located in England, and a Town in West Sussex.
  • Historically, a substantial number areas within Worthing were part of the historic county of Sussex.
  • Worthing Rural District acts as the local government administraton center in Worthing.
  • Worthing’s council/local authority is a Borough_status_in_the_United_Kingdom.
  • Worthing is based within South East England.
  • Lower tiers of local government include Worthing College within the Borough of Worthing.
  • The Borough of Worthing additionally contains villages such as Offington, Heene, Goring-by-Sea, Salvington, and Durrington its boundaries.
  • Worthing border includes a number of villages such as Broadwater, High Salvington, Findon Valley, Cote, and Tarring.
  • Worthing incorporates a number of settlements including Heene, Goring-by-Sea, and Salvington.
  • Other towns found within the Borough of Worthing include Broadwater, and Tarring
  • Notable educational establishments in Worthing include Durrington High School, and Schools in Worthing.
  • Provide a physical education forum within Worthing are High Salvington Windmill, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Deliver services locally to Worthing Hospital to the Worthing area.
  • Beach House Park, and Highdown Gardens are popular with Worthing residents and known through out England.
  • The major roads feeding Worthing includes the A24 road (England).
  • To the East of the Borough of Worthing is bordered by Shoreham_by_Sea.
  • The Town of Worthing southern boundaries are bordered by Normandy, Picardy, and Buncton
  • Adjoining Worthing to the north, Buncton, Clapham, and Steyning are a short-distance.
  • Worthing is best known for Cissbury Ring, and High Salvington Windmill.
  • Examples of famous architecture in Worthing include St Mary of the Angels, Worthing.
  • Withing the boundaries of Worthing, East Worthing railway station, Our Lady of Sion School, Manor Sports Ground, Schools in Worthing, and Durrington-on-Sea railway station of special interest.
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