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  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Havant
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  • 5 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Havant have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Havant and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Havant since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Havant

My partner and I are only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in Havant and my parents have transferred the 10% deposit to my conveyancer. I am now advised that as the deposit has been sent from someone other than me my conveyancing practitioner needs to make a notification to my lender. I am advised that, in also acting for the lender he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I informed the bank concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really necessary for him to raise this?

The solicitor is duty bound to check with the bank to ensure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. Your solicitor can only report this to your lender if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I am purchasing a property and the solicitor has mentioned Chancel Repair to which the property may be obligated to contribute to as it falls into the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this strictly warranted for conveyancing in Havant

Unless a prior acquisition of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you could take it that solicitors conducting conveyancing in Havant to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Havant?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Havant. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am selling my property. My former conveyancers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Havant if that makes a difference.

Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Havant. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Havant from the point of view of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Havant can be bypassed where you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s permission? In particular have you installed wooden flooring? Havant leases often stipulate that internal structural changes or addition of wooden flooring require a licence issued by the Landlord acquiescing to such works. If you fail to have the paperwork in place do not communicate with the landlord without contacting your lawyer before hand. Some Havant leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. If you have had any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are settled before the property is put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a property where there is a current dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as over rather than unresolved.

Havant Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before buying

    It would be prudent to find out as much as possible regarding the company managing the block as they can either make living at the property much simpler or problematic. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily matters like the upkeep of the communal areas. Don't be shy to ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. Finally, be sure you understand the dates that the service charges are due to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money. It would be sensible to investigate if the the lease includes any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is fairly common in Havant leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Havant. If you like the propertyin Havant yet your dog can’t make the move with you then you will be presented with a difficult decision. Plenty Havant leasehold properties will have a service charge for maintenance of the block levied by the management company. Should you purchase the flat you will have to meet this contribution, usually periodically throughout the year. This could vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal grounds. In all probability there will be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a exorbitant amount, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to check it because on occasion it can be prohibitively expensive.

We are contemplating using a web based property lawyer as opposed to a Havant conveyancing firm. Am I making a mistake?

There are advantages of being able to attend a local Havant conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing papers same day
  • often being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a huge difference, particularly for more complex house moves
  • the ability to raise concerns if things need to addressed

When checking quotes, look out for hidden extras. Most decent Havant high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Many online companies appear to offer discounted prices, but have hidden 'extras' in the small print.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Havant

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Havant with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Hughes Way, 10 South Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1DA
  • Lee Syms Limited, 3-5 South Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BU
  • Grenville Young Solicitor, 51 Woodfield Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1AN
  • Belcher Frost Solicitors Limited, 3 West Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7DX
  • Wilson Wakefield Solicitors, 63 Station Road, West Town, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0EB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Havant regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Havant with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Havant. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Hughes Way, 10 South Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1DA
  • Grenville Young Solicitor, 51 Woodfield Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1AN
  • Belcher Frost Solicitors Limited, 3 West Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7DX
  • Wilson Wakefield Solicitors, 63 Station Road, West Town, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0EB
  • Verisona Limited, 1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Havant but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Haines Conveyancing, 2 Westbrook Centre, PO7 8SE
  • Five Property Lawyers Ltd, 5 Seagrove Avenue, PO11 9EU

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

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