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Basingstoke Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Basingstoke is 8% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 June was the busiest month and December was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Basingstoke
  • 3 120 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Basingstoke
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Basingstoke with service charge retention of 8%
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Basingstoke that are buy to let is 10%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Basingstoke since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Basingstoke

Why would one instruct a Basingstoke conveyancing solicitors firm given that online alternatives are more affordable?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in Basingstoke and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t be focused with hunting for the cheapest Basingstoke conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone call and are no substitute for a one to one consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of personalised service that you rarely receive from an internet conveyancer. He or She will update you as to progress and keep you informed. Should you need to phone the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Basingstoke. Does the conveyancer commission an energy assessment or do I organise this?

After the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was retained a mandatory component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand in advance of the property being placed on the market. It is not a task that conveyancers normally arrange. If you are using a Basingstoke conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable Basingstoke providers

When it comes to lenders such as RBS, do Basingstoke conveyancers face an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

Does a directory service exist listing Virgin Money panel conveyancers in Basingstoke on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association sites. Very few lenders make their panel listings open the public on the web. Where you are looking for a Basingstoke solicitor on the Virgin Money please use our tool.

The deeds to my home can not be found. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Basingstoke 4 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?

As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your proprietorship will be evidenced by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to carry out a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and secure up to date copies of the property title for a small fee. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for a small fee.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Basingstoke and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to gives security of tenure to commercial tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Basingstoke is one of the hundreds of locations in which the firms we work with are located

My brother has recommend that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Basingstoke. Should I find my own solicitor?

There are no two ways about it the best way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to get feedback from friends or relatives who have used the solicitor you're considering.

Partway through the sale of a leasehold flat in Basingstoke. Conveyancing is fine but we have been asked to pay an extortionate amount from the managing agents. So far we have paid £295.50 for a leasehold management information and then another £200 plus VAT for answers to questions supplied by the purchaser's conveyancer.

Neither you or your property lawyer will have any sway over the level of the fee for this information but the typical fee for the information for Basingstoke leasehold premises is £350. For Basingstoke conveyancing deals it is usual for the owner to cover the charges. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to address these questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at high prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no legislation that requires set charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply answers.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Basingstoke regulated by the SRA

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

  • Clarke & Son Llp, Manor House, 8 Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8UG
  • Lamb Brooks Trustees Limited, Victoria House, 39 Winchester Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7EQ
  • Lamb Brooks Llp, Victoria House, 39 Winchester Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7EQ
  • Neale Turk Llp, 74 Bounty Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3BZ
  • Henleys, 60 Southern Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3EA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Basingstoke

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Basingstoke with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Clarke & Son Llp, Manor House, 8 Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8UG
  • Neale Turk Llp, 74 Bounty Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3BZ
  • Brain Chase Coles, Haymarket House, 20-24 Wote Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7NL
  • Phillips Solicitors Limited, Town Gate, 38 London Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7NY

Domestic in Basingstoke is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Basingstoke conveyancing searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation supplied by the seller’s property lawyer
  • Submitting questions with the vendor’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Examining replies prepared by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the HMLR.

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

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