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Eastleigh Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Eastleigh
  • 2 115 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Eastleigh
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Eastleigh that are buy to let is 8%
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £5,029
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Eastleigh since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastleigh

How do I search for the right solicitor who will give a first class service for my conveyancing in Eastleigh?

First ask relatives whom they would seek assistance from.

Option 2 is to look on the internet for conveyancing in Eastleigh. Phone two or three from the list and request that they forward you their conveyancing charges and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee your legal process prior tocommitting.

Third is to make use of this site to assist you in finding the right solicitors taking into account your own factors including area of the property,timings, complexity and who your intended lender is. Resist the temptation to go for £99 conveyancing in Eastleigh

Finally the sale completed on my house in Eastleigh last December yet the purchaser is texting every few hours to moan that their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What should have happened now that I have sold?

Post completion of your house sale your conveyancer should send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the buyers lawyers. There are no post completion tasks unique to conveyancing in Eastleigh.

we are a couple who are purchasing a newly converted apartment in Eastleigh with a residential mortgage from Bank of Scotland.We would like to retain our Eastleigh conveyancing solicitor but Bank of Scotland says her practice is not on their "panel". we are left little option but to use a Bank of Scotland panel solicitor or retain our high street solicitor and fork out for a Bank of Scotland panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The home loan issued to you is subject to its various provisions, a common one being that solicitors needs to be on the Bank of Scotland approved list. Until recently, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Bank of Scotland

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Eastleigh. 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 conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Eastleigh

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

My cousin has urged me to instruct his conveyancers in Eastleigh. Should I find my own solicitor?

There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to find a conveyancing solicitor is to get feedback from friends or family who have actually experience in using the firm you're contemplating using.

What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Eastleigh conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Eastleigh conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non Eastleigh conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be useful:

    What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing?

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Eastleigh, conveyancing formalities finalised December 1999. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Eastleigh with over 90 years remaining are worth £165,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2098

With only 77 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £7,600 and £8,800 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Eastleigh regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Eastleigh practicing in commercial conveyancing in Eastleigh. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

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

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Eastleigh conveyancing searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft sale agreement and other papers prepared the owner’s conveyancer
  • Raising questions with the owner’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale agreement
  • Analysing replies provided by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if relevant)
  • Preparing 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 formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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