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Eastleigh Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Eastleigh that are buy to let is 11%
  • 2 136 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Eastleigh
  • 3 Average time frame of 68 days for registration of title in Eastleigh
  • 4 88% freehold and 12% leasehold conveyancing in Eastleigh for this year to date
  • 5 Average time from start to completion was 91 days for conveyancing in Eastleigh

Examples of recent conveyancing in Eastleigh since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastleigh

We see that you have a search directory listing law firms on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Eastleigh?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Eastleigh.

What happens if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Leeds Building Society Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Eastleigh?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

We are planning to move property in August. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you recommend a removal company in Eastleigh. Conveyancing lawyer was found prior to coming across your website.

On the day of completion you can pick up the house keys from the selling agent but this can only be done after the previous owners solicitors advise the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be collected. You can tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a particular removal company but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Eastleigh or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Eastleigh.

My wife and I are in the process of looking at apartments in Eastleigh and I am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a solicitor on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a mortgage with Bank of Ireland.

You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Eastleigh. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Most lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel 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.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Eastleigh I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Eastleigh suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price 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 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

Taking into account that I am about to part with over three hundred thousand on 3 bedroom house in Eastleigh I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer about myhome move before instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer due to be doing your conveyancing in Eastleigh.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a case number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Eastleigh should be the figure that you end up paying.

I wish to let out my leasehold apartment in Eastleigh. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Your lease dictates relations between the freeholder and you the flat owner; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Eastleigh do not contain strict prohibition on subletting – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the flat. In most cases there is simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the sublease.

I purchased a studio flat in Eastleigh, conveyancing was carried out in 2003. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Eastleigh with a long lease are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2101

With just 79 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range 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 detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Eastleigh

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Eastleigh specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 practicing in commercial conveyancing in Eastleigh. This may 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

Sale conveyancing in Eastleigh almost always comprises the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Sending draft papers to the conveyancer representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering supplemental questions from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (where applicable)

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

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