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Reasons to use our New Forest conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. New Forest home moves can become significantly more protracted as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 The New Forest conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in New Forest
  • 3 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in New Forest are familiar with the local issues peculiar to New Forest and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 The firms identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in New Forest

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Forest since July 2022*

Disposal

of semi premises, Oakfield Road, SO40 2LQ completing on 11/07/2022 at a price of £520,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced property, Martins Road, SO42 7TP completing on 05/07/2022 at a price of £1,214,855. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced premises, Armstrong Lane, SO42 7SY completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £1,550,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of terraced residence, Clydesdale Way, SO40 8HZ completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £302,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Forest

My husband and I are purchasing a new build apartment in New Forest and my lawyer is advising me that she has to the bank to reveal incentives from the developer. I am under pressure to exchange and my preference is not to prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your solicitor. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

My friend advised me that if I am buying in New Forest I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard New Forest conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about New Forest around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about New Forest.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in New Forest. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do 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 New Forest of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in New Forest I like with a park and station nearby, however it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in New Forest suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

Is it possible to swap solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Aldermore conveyancing list. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in New Forest five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Aldermore

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in New Forest on the Aldermore panel. Please note that the solicitors that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in New Forest. Using search facility on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in New Forest.

Is there a reason that New Forest conveyancing costs are higher for leasehold and freehold properties?

When buying a leasehold property there is more work involved purely due to the fact that usually there are further parties involved in the form of the freeholder and/or Management Agents. As part of a lawyers enquiries they will check that all ground rent and service charges are paid up to date amongst other general leasehold matters. For this reason, the Sellers lawyers usually have to refer to the freeholder or Managing Agent for their replies to our questions. This may be time consuming and beyond the lawyers control

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in New Forest regulated by the SRA

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

  • Ross Carter, Fairhaven, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in New Forest regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Forest with expertise in commercial conveyancing in New Forest. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Ross Carter, Fairhaven, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SQ

Conveyancing in New Forest is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking New Forest conveyancing searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft contract and other documentation forwarded by the owner’s property lawyer
  • Submitting queries with the vendor’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Analysing replies provided by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the new ownership and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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