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Eastleigh Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £8,680
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 73% freehold and 27% leasehold conveyancing in Eastleigh for this year to date
  • 4 Average time frame of 76 days for registration of title in Eastleigh
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Eastleigh that are buy to let is 8%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Eastleigh since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastleigh

I am progressing with the sale of my house in Eastleigh and the estate agent has just called to advise that the purchasers are switching conveyancer. I am told that this is due to the fact that the mortgage company will only deal with solicitors on their approved list. On what basis would a leading mortgage company only engage with specific law firms rather the firm that they want to choose to handle their conveyancing in Eastleigh ?

Lenders have always had panels of law firms they are willing to work with, but in the last few years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for more than 15 years.

Lending institutions blame a rise in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to monitor. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise 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 impact on this.

Would the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend execute auction conveyancing in Eastleigh?

We know of a number of niche solicitors we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Eastleigh is just one of the many areas of in which our lawyers have a presence.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Eastleigh? What am I being asked for?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Eastleigh conveyancing firm will require proof of identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account evidencing where you live.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancing solicitors are required to check not only the ID of conveyancing clients but also the source of fund that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this may lead to your lawyer terminating 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 inform the relevant authorities should they consider that any amounts received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

A colleague advised me that in buying a property in Eastleigh there could be a number of restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Eastleigh which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Eastleigh should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Can you help - my lawyer advises that lack of planning permission insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Eastleigh conveyancing?

The appropriate level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between HSBC Bank and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

I have paid off my mortgage with Barclays. I assume I don't need a Eastleigh solicitor on the Barclays panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Barclays mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Barclays mortgage from the register. Barclays, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Barclays has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Barclays has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Barclays mortgage has been paid off.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Eastleigh with a mortgage from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. The sellers would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent advised me not disclose to my solicitor about the extras as it could impact my loan with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I was pointed in your direction by a number of property agents in Eastleigh to choose a property lawyer on your site. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to promote your services over and above a competitor’s?

We don’t give any referral fee for pointing buyers and sellers to this site. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Eastleigh regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Eastleigh 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
  • Julia Hodgson Solicitors, 297 High Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5NB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Eastleigh

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Eastleigh with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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
  • Leonard & Co, First Floor Oakwood Court, 62a The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Eastleigh regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Eastleigh specialising in commercial conveyancing in Eastleigh. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

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

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