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Top 5 reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Kempshott

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Kempshott property lawyers work in partnership with Kempshott estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 Over the years Kempshott property lawyer have developed valuable links with Kempshott local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Kempshott.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Kempshott
  • 5 The companies identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kempshott since July 2021*

Disposal

of terraced residence, Wiltshire Crescent, RG22 5FE completing on 22/07/2021 at a price of £274,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of house premises, Breadels Field, RG22 4RZ completing on 21/07/2021 at a price of £262,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of detached residence property, Pheby Road, RG22 6JB completing on 22/07/2021 at a price of £307,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Old Worting Road, RG22 6PD completing on 04/08/2021 at a price of £520,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kempshott

I decided to go with a local lawyer for our conveyancing in Kempshott yesterday. Going through the official terms of business it is apparent thatwe are on the hook for costs even if the movedoes not proceed. Would I be best advised to use an on-line solicitor practice offering no completion no cost conveyancing in Kempshott?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is advertised then the conveyancing charges will generally be more expensive to counteract those conveyances that do not go ahead. Please beware that these schemes rarely cover expenses such as Kempshott conveyancing search fees.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Kempshott costs more?

The conveyancing costs on a leasehold property in Kempshott is inevitably higher than on a freehold property. This is due to the supplemental work required in liaising with the freeholder and managing agents to collate the information about whether the rent and service charges have been cleared and whether there are any significant expenditure in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

We're in Kempshott, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Virgin Money , and our lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

A friend informed me that in buying a property in Kempshott there may be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Kempshott which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Kempshott should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I have a mortgage with Skipton for my property in Kempshott. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Skipton?

You must advise Skipton in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Skipton’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Skipton will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Skipton directly. You need not do this via a Skipton conveyancing panel lawyer.

I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Kempshott solicitor - who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Kent Reliance will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Kent Reliance will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Kempshott postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Kempshott.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Kempshott. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Kempshott

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Kempshott I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Kempshott suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. 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 can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Kempshott regulated by the SRA

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

  • Clarke & Son Llp, Manor House, 8 Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8UG
  • Neale Turk Llp, 74 Bounty Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3BZ
  • Lamb Brooks Trustees Limited, Victoria House, 39 Winchester Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7EQ
  • Lamb Brooks Llp, Victoria House, 39 Winchester Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7EQ
  • Henleys, 60 Southern Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3EA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kempshott

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kempshott specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Clarke & Son Llp, Manor House, 8 Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8UG
  • Neale Turk Llp, 74 Bounty Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3BZ
  • Brain Chase Coles, Haymarket House, 20-24 Wote Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7NL
  • Phillips Solicitors Limited, Town Gate, 38 London Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7NY

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

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Kempshott. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be supplied with a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself 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.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Have a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Kempshott about your conveyancing in Kempshott.

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

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