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Main reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Alton

  • 1 There is a distinct possibility the the lawyers for the other party are located in Alton - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar
  • 2 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor on the whole results in a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Alton has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 Alton solicitors work in conjunction with Alton estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Alton are familiar with the local issues specific to Alton and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Alton since July 2021*

Disposal

of house premises, Grove Road, GU34 1NP completing on 09/08/2021 at a price of £385,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of flat High Street GU34 1EN, at sale amount of £215,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Sale

of terraced property, Russett Road, GU34 1DA completing on 26/07/2021 at a price of £298,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion

Transfer

of terraced residence, , GU33 6HN completing on 09/07/2021 at a price of £1,050,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alton

I have been told that property searches are a common cause of delay in Alton house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Alton.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our home can not be found. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Alton 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should know exactly where to look for all the suitable documentation so you can purchase or dispose of your property without a hitch. If copies are not available, your solicitor can put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one near me in Alton I like with open areas and station nearby, however it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Alton in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term 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 a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

My company is intending to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-move-no charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Alton for under 1500k?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Alton, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are intending to acquire or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will find you the right firm. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or telephone so as to enable us to supply you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

Am I better off to use a Alton conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can deal with the legal work but his firm is located 400kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a local Alton conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign documents, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. Having local Alton know how is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and on the whole were happy that should trump using an unknown Alton conveyancing lawyer just because they are Alton based.

What are the frequently found problems that you encounter in leases for Alton properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Alton. Most leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are not included. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Insurance obligations

You may have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Birmingham Midshires, Skipton Building Society, and Britannia all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

Alton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    Where a Alton lease has no more than eighty years it will impact the marketability of the flat. Check with your mortgage company that they are content with remaining years on the lease. A short lease means that you will probably have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the property for a couple of years in order to be entitled to carry out a lease extension. The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the leaseholders have being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is usually employed where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Alton

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Alton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Downie & Gadban, 100 High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1ER
  • Painsmith Solicitors Limited, 1 Mansfield Business Park, Lymington Bottom Road, Medstead, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5PZ
  • Rebecca Kirby Family Law, North Lodge, Empshott, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 6HN
  • Gellhorns, 12 Chalet Hill, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0TQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Alton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Alton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Alton. This may 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

Home buying conveyancing in Alton almost always comprises the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Alton searches with respect to the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other papers collated by the vendor’s solicitor
  • Raising questions with the owner’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Analysing replies given by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the home loan (where relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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