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

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Alton selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The Alton conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Alton
  • 3 Alton conveyancing lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 4 Alton solicitors work in conjunction with Alton estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Alton - if so both parties will be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Alton since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alton

I am acquiring a property mortgage free in Alton. I have lived for the previous dozen years in Alton. Conveyancing searches are expensive. As I have knowledge of the area and road intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a mortgage, then almost all of the Alton conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your conveyancer will ’encourage you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches done, but he is duty bound to do this. Do consider; if you are intend to dispose of the house one day, it could be of relevance to your future purchaser what the searches reveal. Sometimes properties with day to day issues can still throw up negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Alton will provide you some helpful advice here.

As someone unfamiliar with the Alton conveyancing process what’s the number one tip you can impart concerning the legal transfer of property in Alton

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Alton and elsewhere in Hampshire is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the vendor, property agent and sometimes your lender. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Alton should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the process whose role it is to act in your best interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a worrying creep of a "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process taking so long. You should always trust your solicitor above the other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

What can a local search tell me regarding the property my wife and I buying in Alton?

Alton conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Alton conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

What makes your site different to alternative online quote calculators for conveyancing in Alton?

At this site get a fixed fee costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the nuances of your conveyancing in Alton. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not have kick-back deals with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors paying the most per referral, as opposed to the best value conveyancing in Alton

My husband and I are novice buyers - agreed a price, but the selling agent advised that the vendor will only move forward if we appoint the agent's chosen lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Alton

We suspect that the owner is not behind this ultimatum. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to use your own,trusted Alton conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give their estate agent a commission or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by corporate headquarters.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Alton. Before diving in I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Alton - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I am the registered owner of a leasehold flat in Alton, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2011. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Alton with an extended lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2087

With 63 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £16,200 and £18,600 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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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

Typically, Alton conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancer instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related papers
  • Sending draft papers to the property lawyer acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional questions from the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (if applicable)

Alton commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Commercial finance including remortgages Compulsory land purchase Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Industrial and warehouse premises Offices, shops, public houses, off licenses, factories, nursing homes and warehouses

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

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