My previous lawyer has quoted £1150 for leasehold conveyancing in Hampshire. I am hoping to sell a newly refurbished house for £275,000. This sounds over the top. Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Hampshire?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the steep side. Where you are willing to spend time contrasting charges you may be able to shave off some of the expense by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you couldcome to rue opting for an an untested conveyancer. Don't forget to ensure that the firm can also act for your lender. Do utilise our comparison tool to get a quote a Hampshire conveyancing practice on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire.
Can I be sure that the Hampshire conveyancing solicitor on the RBS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Hampshire getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.
I am expecting a DIP from Co-operative this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Co-operative recommend any Hampshire solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Hampshire solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Co-operative through the process.
My wife and I are in the process of looking at houses in Hampshire and I am about to put in an offer. Is it best to have a conveyancing practitioner on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society.
It would be prudent 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 pass their contact information on to the EA. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I require quick conveyancing in Hampshire as I have an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line within one month. A home loan is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are are a cash purchaser you are at liberty not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Hampshire the following are instances of what can appear and adversely affect future mortgageability: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Hampshire. Now, I need the files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hampshire of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I'm converting the mortgage on my existing home to a buy to let mortgage with Leeds Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a deposit on another house. The neighborhood we are looking at is Hampshire. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two banks and link together the two deals?
Make use of our search tool on this site to be sure that the conveyancers are approved by both lenders. Having checked that they are your conveyancer should be able to tie up the two transactions but you should talk with you solicitor and make apparent your desired outcome and needs.
We are FTB’s just having agreed a price on a property in Hampshire, and are now looking to get solicitors lined up. I have made use of the various rating based websites and the results are from all across the country. Is it necessary to have a Hampshire property lawyer local to your prospective property? I am willing to do all the communicating over the web, but I am thinking at some stage we may be required to physically go into the lawyer's office to sign contracts?
The property lawyer does not need to be in Hampshire, but opting for local means that you can attend their offices if required, by way of example, if a signature is needed urgently. In addition, a Hampshire solicitor have established relationships with local agents and (if the vendor has chosen a local conveyancer) with them, which should help smooth the process.