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Main reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Alton

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Alton
  • 2 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Alton will be conducted by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Alton conveyancers 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, offering all the legal expertise and support you require
  • 4 Regardless alternative solicitors may claim it could be important to pop into your lawyer to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 Our site offers largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Alton registered with the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Alton since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alton

I am progressing with the sale of my home in Alton and the estate agent has just called to say that the buyers are switching property lawyer. The reason given is that the mortgage company will only deal with property lawyers on their approved list. On what basis would a major lender only deal with certain law firms rather the firm that they want to appoint to handle their conveyancing in Alton ?

Lenders have always had an approved set of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the last few years big names such as HSBC, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for over 25 years.

Mortgage companies justify this action to a rise in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to oversee. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

five months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Alton took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Alton. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Alton

    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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Alton I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Alton for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

I am looking to sell my house. My previous conveyancers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Alton if that makes a difference.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Alton. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Alton. I've chance upon a web site which seems to have the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via phone that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Alton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Alton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Alton. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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

Typically, Alton conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancer instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Checking the title to the premises
  • Undertaking Alton searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other documentation received from the vendor’s conveyancer
  • Raising questions with the seller’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Considering the replies supplied by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the HMLR.

Alton commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Notices received in respect of alleged breaches of lease Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Land use planning and environmental issues Formation of commercial management companies Offices, shops or industrial units

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

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