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5 reasons to let us assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Alton

  • 1 The companies listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 Over the years Alton property lawyer have developed valuable connections with Alton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Alton.
  • 3 Alton conveyancing lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Regardless alternative sites inform you it just might be necessary to pop into your lawyer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the mix.
  • 5 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Alton will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Alton since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alton

Having been told to check out your service we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Alton endorsed on your site but have come across alternative estimates via the web seem less expensive – how come?

There are lots of conveyancing outfits advertising at first sight what seems to be very low prices. You should give due consideration as to how important this transaction is to you that want to be penny wise pound foolish over the standard of the legal work. Some embed fees well inside the terms of engagement. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Alton will notbehave this way.

I am refinancing my property in Alton, does my lawyer have to be on the Principality Conveyancing panel?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Principality will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

I just acquired a flat at auction in Alton. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Now that you are exchanged you should find a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of priority as you are facing a pending a drop dead date to complete the transaction. An auction property should have a corresponding legal set of papers. This will include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the legal papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to leasehold premises. You should give this to the conveyancer working for you at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

We had instructed conveyancing lawyers based in Alton on the Lloyds solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a supplemental charge for handling the Lloyds mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Lloyds?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your property lawyer can levy a fee for this. This charge is not set by Lloyds but by your Alton conveyancing practitioner. Some firms on the Lloyds panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but some firms incorporate it on their overall fee.

My husband and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Coventry BS as we want to conduct a loft conversion to our home in Alton. Do we need to choose a local Alton solicitor on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Coventry BS would not normally instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Alton. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Alton

    Please supply a car parking plan. 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. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Alton ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks will not issue a loan on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Alton. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Alton especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Alton.

One month into buying a house in Alton. Conveyancing solicitor has told us the title is "Leasehold". Should this make a difference on our Natwest valuation?

Alton conveyancing does not usually involve leasehold houses. The key factor here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If it's 999 years with a nominal rent, it's almost the same as freehold, so it’s unlikely to affect the saleability significantly.

At the other end of the spectrum, if it's, say, Sixty years it is bound to have a material impact on the value, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The length of lease and ground rent will be set out in the lease which should be made available to your property lawyer.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Alton regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Alton but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Downie & Gadban, 100 High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1ER
  • Bradly Trimmer, 63 High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1AF
  • Gellhorns, 12 Chalet Hill, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0TQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Alton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Alton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Alton. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Downie & Gadban, 100 High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1ER
  • Bookers & Bolton, 6 High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BT
  • Painsmith Solicitors Limited, 1 Mansfield Business Park, Lymington Bottom Road, Medstead, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5PZ
  • Gellhorns, 12 Chalet Hill, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0TQ

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Alton ordinarily includes the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing bank (if appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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