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Cheap conveyancing in Fareham does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Fareham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Experience means that Fareham lawyer have developed very good connections with Fareham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Fareham.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Fareham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative sites say it may be important to pop into your conveyancer to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Fareham
  • 5 Chances are that the the lawyers for the other party are based in Fareham - if so sets of solicitors will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Fareham since August 2021*

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of apartment Vectis Way PO6 3BW, at buying sum of £136,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fareham

What is the first thing I need to know concerning purchase conveyancing in Fareham?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Fareham and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the house moving process. For example, the seller, property agent and on occasion the lender. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Fareham should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a worrying ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone must be blamed for the process taking so long. You your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer ahead of all other players in the home moving process.

I am buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Fareham who is on the Yorkshire Building Society conveyancing. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Yorkshire Building Society in certain locations such as Fareham. We dont recommend any particular firm.

Will my lawyer be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Fareham.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Fareham. There are those who acquire a property in Fareham, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Fareham. The standard completed inquiry forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard question of the vendor to determine if the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate response. A buyer’s conveyancers should also commission an enviro search. This should higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be made.

five months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Fareham completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Fareham I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Fareham suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan that many years will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Fareham. Before I get started I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Fareham - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Fareham, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Fareham with over 90 years remaining are worth £202,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £60 per annum. The lease ceases on 21st October 2077

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

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Fareham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Fareham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Brutton & Co, 288 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0AJ
  • Warner Goodman Llp, Portland Chambers, 66 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0JR
  • Churchers Bolitho Way, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL
  • Blake Lapthorn Nominees Ltd, Harbour Court, Compass Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4ST
  • Blake Morgan Llp, Harbour Court, Compass Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4ST

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Fareham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Fareham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Fareham. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Starbuck And Mack, 227 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0HA
  • Starbuck & Mack, 227 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0HA
  • Brutton & Co, 288 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0AJ
  • Warner Goodman Llp, Portland Chambers, 66 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0JR
  • Churchers Bolitho Way, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Fareham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Fareham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Solent Property Lawyers Limited, First Floor 118-120 High Street, PO13 9DB
  • Select Conveyancers Limited, 28 Bridge Road, SO31 7GF

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

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