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

Reasons to use our Hampshire conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Hampshire have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Hampshire and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 The Hampshire conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Hampshire
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Hampshire - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Hampshire lawyer have established excellent links with Hampshire local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Hampshire.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hampshire since November 2018*

Sale

of terraced property, , SO21 1EF completing on 30/11/2018 at a price of £630,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Transfer

of semi property, Avington Park Lane, SO21 1EG completing on 13/12/2018 at a price of £1,550,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Transfer

of terraced residence, Jacklyns Lane, SO24 9JJ completing on 03/12/2018 at a price of £305,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Sale

of detached residence residence, Burgage Mews, SO24 9FJ completing on 23/11/2018 at a price of £500,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hampshire

I purchased a freehold premises in Hampshire but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Hampshire and has limited impact for conveyancing in Hampshire but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

How do I investigate if the solicitor conducting my conveyancing in Hampshire is on the mortgage lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Santander thus paying £175.00 in supplemental legal costs.

Feel free to make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this web page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Hampshire’ or your location and you will discover numerous solicitors based in Hampshire or nearest you.

Can you point me to a directory of Kent Reliance panel solicitors in Hampshire on the Building Society Association’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such tool on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings available on the web. If you are in need of a Hampshire conveyancer on the Kent Reliance please use our tool.

My wife and I are at the point of viewing houses in Hampshire and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a lawyer in place at this point? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Virgin Money.

You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the selling agent. As you are taking out a mortgage with Virgin Money, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Hampshire. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £175. A few days later, the property lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Coventry BS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

The deeds to my house are lost. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Hampshire 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?

You no longer need to have the physical deeds to establish that you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

Is it simple use your search app to select a conveyancing lawyer in Hampshire on the panel for my bank?

First select a lender such as Halifax, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society or Nottingham Building Society then specify your preferred area e.g. Hampshire. Conveyancing organisations in Hampshire and beyond will then be listed.

I am short of a 10% deposit on my house purchase in Hampshire , but I am keen proceed. What can I do?

One option is to try and agree a smaller deposit. Many vendors will agree to a lesser deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.

You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last second

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hampshire but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Robert Urquhart, 24 Little Hayes Lane, Itchen Abbas, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1XA
  • Taylor Fordyce Ltd, 1-2 City Business Centre, Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7TA
  • Warner & Richardson, 29 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RR
  • Dutton Gregory Llp, Trussell House, 23 St. Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BT
  • Shentons, Star Lane House, Staple Gardens, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AD

Planning law solicitors in Hampshire regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hampshire with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Taylor Fordyce Ltd, 1-2 City Business Centre, Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7TA
  • Dutton Gregory Llp, Trussell House, 23 St. Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BT
  • Godwins Solicitors Llp, 12 St. Thomas Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HF
  • Thomas Simpson Solicitors Ltd, 37 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EH

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Hampshire?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as Hampshire. When using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Receive a swift, objective and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Hampshire about your conveyancing in Hampshire.

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

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