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Andover Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Andover that are buy to let is 2%
  • 2 Average time frame of 46 days for registration of title in Andover
  • 3 August was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Andover
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 89 days for conveyancing in Andover
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,336

Examples of recent conveyancing in Andover since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Andover

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Andover is not identified on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should contact the Andover conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

Me and my partner are buying a apartment in Andover. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we will need to put funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Andover. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £175. A few days later, the solicitor contacted me to say that they were not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Lloyds panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Intending to buy a maisonette in Andover. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the HSBC conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Andover conveyancer is on the HSBC conveyancing panel.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Andover in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not give a loan on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Andover. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

How easy is it to transfer to a new firm as I have to select one who is on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Andover five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Nationwide Building Society

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Andover on the Nationwide Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Andover. In utilising search facility on this site, you can scrutinise charges for conveyancing solicitors in Andover and beyond.

My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent informed us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we appoint their preferred lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Andover

We suspect that the owner is not behind this ultimatum. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is counter productive. Try to communicate with the vendors directly and make the point that (a)you are serious purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to appoint your own,trusted Andover conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing figures pre-set by head office.

Looking forward to exchange soon on a studio apartment in Andover. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Andover should include some of the following:

    Your conveyancers should enable you to have an understanding of the building insurance obligations Defining your rights in respect of common areas in the building.By way of example, does the lease permit a right of way over an accessway or staircase? Are you allowed to have a pet in the flat? What you can do if an adjoining owner is in violation of a provision in their lease? The physical extent of the demise. This will be the flat itself but could also incorporate a loft or basement if relevant.
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Andover please ask your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Andover.

Andover Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    How long is the Lease? Is there a share of the freehold? What restrictions are contained in the Andover Lease?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Andover regulated by the SRA

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

  • Talbot Walker Llp, 16 Bridge Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1BJ
  • Barker Son & Isherwood Llp, 32 High Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1NT
  • Ranson Houghton Llp, 1-5 Bridge Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1BE
  • Bull & Co. Solicitors Llp, 41b London Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2NU
  • Dbb Law Llp, 24-32 London Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2PE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Andover regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Andover practicing in commercial conveyancing in Andover. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Talbot Walker Llp, 16 Bridge Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1BJ
  • Barker Son & Isherwood Llp, 32 High Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1NT
  • Ranson Houghton Llp, 1-5 Bridge Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1BE
  • Bull & Co. Solicitors Llp, 41b London Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2NU
  • Dbb Law Llp, 24-32 London Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2PE

Home buying conveyancing in Andover usually includes the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Andover conveyancing searches for the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers received from the owner’s conveyancer
  • Submitting enquiries with the seller’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Reviewing replies provided by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

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