Homebuyers are leaving the city and heading to the seaside

  • Author: Dean Skinner
  • Posted on: 9th October 2017
  • Posted in: Blog

So why are homebuyers are leaving the city and heading to the seaside?

According to this article in The Argus recently in which John Elliott, MD of Millwood Designer Homes, commented saying that "

"For many years British coastal resorts have been in decline but thanks to a significant investment to enable expansive regeneration the tides have turned. Visitors’ numbers are up and more homebuyers are leaving the city to head for the seaside. According to the 2017 Waterside Survey by Strutt and Parker, 62 per cent of people want to live by the seaside."

It's no surprise to us that homebuyers are being priced out of the London market and are therefore looking for property in the surrounding areas which extends down to Brighton and Hove. The appeal of Brighton and Hove can be likened to that of London with an abundance of fantastic property styles to choose from, a vibrant, diverse social and cultural community to get involved in and the surrounding breathtaking South Downs all within easy reach. The City also sits nicely on the commuter belt and offers an opportunity for a better work/life balance. 

Buying property in Brighton and Hove opens up a few different options from family living and city worker crash pads to commercial spaces and buy to let potential. The return on investment for the purchase of property here is easily worthwhile. 

The Buyer Challenge

Over the years we have learned from our clients that the challenge for many people who move down from London and the surrounding areas is to find a conveyancing firm to help them move quickly, easily and with as little stress as possible. They often don't know who to choose and end up making rash decisions based on a quick search online or accepting the first name that they have been given by others involved in the house buying process. 

How we can help

As an established and respected firm of solicitors in Brighton and Hove:

  • We truly understand the local property market - we know what specific issues can (and often do) apply to a specific area or type of property, and so we can offer our clients the best and most informed advice every time.
  • We will never claim to be the cheapest  - We may not be the cheapest conveyancer in the local area, but we are trusted and our prices are always fair, reasonable and transparent to ensure what is often the largest expenditure of money for anyone in their life is done with the greatest levels of certainty and security that can be given.
  • We will only use proven legal expertise - the focus for our team, a team that unlike many other firms is one based on only using proven legal expertise developed over very many years of legal practice as qualified and Law Society accredited Solicitors, is to provide exceptional service with clear and practical advice at all times.
  • We work quickly and efficiently - we endeavour to work as quickly as possible to complete your transaction.

These are just a few of the reasons that our clients, as well as other local business that are integral to the property market such estate agents and financial advisors, have endorsed our services and continue to use us as well as happily recommending us to their friends and family too for all of their legal matters.

Get in Touch

To obtain a fully itemised and at all times no obligation quotation please call and speak directly to one of our Solicitors on 01273 734 600 or email advice@crosbywoods.co.uk. 

Dean Skinner, Conveyancer