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  • 1 Personal touch together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Alton home moves can become significantly more protracted due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 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 dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 The Alton conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Alton
  • 4 There is a strong possibility the the solicitors for the other party are based in Alton - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be familiar
  • 5 Alton solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Alton since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alton

We have very assertive sellers who has recommended a exclusivity contract with a non-refundable deposit 10k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

There are two primary downsides with entering into any lock out agreement (sometimes referred to as an exclusivity agreement) is that it can distract from moving forward with the conveyancing process, so unless it requires limited or no negotiation then it may transpire to be unhelpful. It is not particularly popular amongst Alton conveyancing lawyers as a result. A further concern is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved buyer is extremely unlikely to obtain an injunction to stop the owner completing the sale to another buyer, so the only remedy open via the contract will be the reimbursement of abortive charges and, in limited circumstances, the extra payment of damages.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Alton? Why is this being asked of me?

In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Alton conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account evidencing where you reside.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancing solicitors are obliged by law to validate not simply the ID of conveyancing clients but also the source of monies that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this will lead to your conveyancer ending their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers are duty bound to notify the appropriate authorities should they believe that any amounts received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

My Solicitor in Alton is not listed on the TSB Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the TSB list of approved lawyers?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Alton solicitors but TSB will need to instruct a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal fees and cause frustration.
  2. Get an alternative lawyer to act in the purchase, not forgetting to check they are TSB approved.
  3. Persuade your TSB based solicitor to seek to join the TSB panel

I am assisting my mother sell her flat in Alton. Does the conveyancing solicitor order an EPC or it is for the owner to see to?

After the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was maintained a required element of moving property. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Alton conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with reputable local accredited person

This question may be naive but I am new to the home buying as FTB of a garden flat in Alton. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Alton?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Alton. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the owner’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be called to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by UBS. Is it usual for UBS to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Alton is approved on their conveyancing panel? UBS have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for UBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the UBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that could affect a commercial land in Alton?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Alton will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Alton. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Alton.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Alton it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Alton commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Alton.

How do I search for a Alton law firm on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am prepared to travel upto 20miles to meet the lawyer.

Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please select a lender and your location and you will see a number of Alton conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Alton conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to check whether they are on the Bank of Ireland member panel

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Alton

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Alton practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

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

  • Solicitor instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the property lawyer acting for the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering further enquires from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions raised by the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

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

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