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  • 1 The companies identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Chandlers Ford - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be less confrontational
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Chandlers Ford regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Chandlers Ford conveyancing can be made a lot more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 Over the years Chandlers Ford solicitor have established valuable working relationships with Chandlers Ford local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Chandlers Ford.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chandlers Ford since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chandlers Ford

Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Chandlers Ford who acted for me 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of house move (a leasehold residence and a freehold property) of similar values with a loan from TSB. I am now being quoted twice the amount. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper online property lawyer?

The estimate does seem a little overpriced. If you are happy to expend time comparing costs you may be able to trim some of the expense by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, assuming were pleased with the service the firm provided you couldcome to rue choosing an an untested lawyer. Remember to ensure that the conveyancer can represent TSB. Do employ our search tool to locate a Chandlers Ford conveyancing firm on the TSB approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Chandlers Ford.

My partner and I are in the process of looking at flats in Chandlers Ford and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer in place at this stage? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Nationwide.

It would be sensible to instigate your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the estate agent. As you are obtaining a mortgage with Nationwide, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Chandlers Ford. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

Intending to buy a maisonette in Chandlers Ford. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Co-operative 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 Chandlers Ford property lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

How does conveyancing in Chandlers Ford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Chandlers Ford approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Chandlers Ford usually purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Chandlers Ford or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Chandlers Ford I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Chandlers Ford for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

Expecting to exchange soon on a basement flat in Chandlers Ford. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they will have a report out to me within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Chandlers Ford should include some of the following:

    Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring? Repair and maintenance of the premises You should be told what constitutes a Nuisance in the lease Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice? The physical extent of the property. This will be the property itself but may include a roof area or cellar if relevant.
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Chandlers Ford please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Chandlers Ford.

I bought a 2 bed flat in Chandlers Ford, conveyancing was carried out 5 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable flats in Chandlers Ford with an extended lease are worth £202,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £60 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2080

With 56 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £29,500 and £34,000 plus professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

Please set examples of distinct benefits to selecting a high street property lawyer in Chandlers Ford

Lots of house movers in Chandlers Ford select a nearby high street conveyancer so that they can visit in the event that they have questions, and to sign mortgage deeds without using the post.

There is a marginal edge when using a conveyancer nearby to the property you are buying, due to the knowledge of the locality and possible local concerns - however this is moot. The majority of conveyancers conduct their work over the internet and could be any place in the world.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chandlers Ford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Dempster Binning Llp, 5 West Links, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3TG
  • Richard Webster & Co Limited, 30 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DT
  • Hedley Visick & Co, 109 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DR
  • Gammon Piercy & Gaiger, 77 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DQ
  • Knight Polson Limited, 2-4 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9FH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chandlers Ford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chandlers Ford with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Chandlers Ford. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Dempster Binning Llp, 5 West Links, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3TG
  • Richard Webster & Co Limited, 30 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DT
  • Hedley Visick & Co, 109 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DR
  • Gammon Piercy & Gaiger, 77 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DQ
  • Knight Polson Limited, 2-4 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9FH

Domestic conveyancing in Chandlers Ford usually consists of the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Examining the title to the premises
  • Undertaking Chandlers Ford searches for the property
  • Assessing draft contract and other documentation prepared the seller’s conveyancer
  • Raising queries with the vendor’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Reviewing replies supplied by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if appropriate)
  • 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 preparing for completion
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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