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Main reasons to let us help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Alresford

  • 1 This site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Alresford will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 2 Regardless other solicitors advise it just might be important to pop into your solicitor to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing firms have very good personal links with Alresford estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Alresford - if so both parties will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Alresford since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alresford

The owners have rather assertive vendors who has suggested a lock out contract with a deposit of 5k. Are such agreements sensible?

This kind of arrangement is not the norm in Alresford, conveyancers are often found to direct clients away from them as they divert attention from the primary objective, namely conveyancing and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the lawyer at best left with an upset client and at worst a litigious one. Secondly, there is no certainty that just because the owner has signed an exclusivity agreement they will complete the sale with you. They may breach the agreement if they receive a big enough financial inducement to do so because a wronged party with the benefit of a lockout agreement will still be legally obliged to show losses as a consequence of the breach and this may not equalise the extra amount that the owner may gain by breaking the agreement, no matter how morally unworthy the behaviour is.

Are the Alresford conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the TSB conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by TSB?

Alresford conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the TSB conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from TSB directly.

Can you point me to a directory of Coventry BS panel solicitors in Alresford on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few lenders make their panel listings visible over the internet. If you are looking for a Alresford conveyancing practitioner on the Coventry BS please use our tool.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in January 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, UBS are being a right pain. The Alresford solicitor who is on the UBS conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but UBS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do UBS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that UBS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why UBS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Alresford solicitor - who is on the TSB conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

TSB will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually TSB will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Alresford postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with TSB, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Alresford.

I am buying a new build apartment in Alresford. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Alresford

    Please supply a car parking plan. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Alresford I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Alresford for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage that many years will likely be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have since discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Alresford. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Alresford ?

The majority of houses in Alresford are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Alresford in which case you should be looking for a Alresford conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will appraise you on the various issues.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Alresford

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Alresford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Painsmith Solicitors Limited, 1 Mansfield Business Park, Lymington Bottom Road, Medstead, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5PZ

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Alresford?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Alresford. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Be supplied with a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a speedy, objective and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Alresford about your conveyancing in Alresford.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Alresford is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the home loan (where applicable) at the HMLR.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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