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Top reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in New Forest

  • 1 New Forest lawyers work in conjunction with New Forest estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in New Forest have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to New Forest and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 3 New Forest conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. New Forest property deals can be made a lot more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 The companies listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Forest since March 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Forest

Should conveyancers ask for an advanced payment for conveyancing in New Forest?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in New Forest your lawyer will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the search fees. Normally this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the total price then this should be needed immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is needed should be transferred shortly before completion.

My wife and I are purchasing a flat in New Forest. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a solicitor? On completion day we will need to deposit funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Coventry BS as we wish to conduct alterations to our house in New Forest. Are we obliged to appoint a bricks and mortar New Forest solicitor on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Coventry BS don't usually instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Coventry BS panel.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a New Forest solicitor having made sure that they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Barclays will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Barclays 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 conveyancing practitioner 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 New Forest postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in New Forest.

I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need this when purchasing a residence in New Forest? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that house owners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in New Forest?

Unless a previous acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in New Forest to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in New Forest prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders tend not give a mortgage on this type of property.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in New Forest. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My company is planning to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering competitive costs for commercial conveyancing in New Forest for less than £2000?

We can recommend firms who have specialist knowledge of commercial conveyancing in New Forest, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are hoping to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we will put you in touch with the right lawyer. Regarding the fees these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or telephone so as to enable us to provide you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.

I have just started marketing my ground floor apartment in New Forest. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have recently had a half-yearly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

It best that you pay the service charge as you normally would given that all rents and service payments should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

New Forest Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    This question is helpful as a) areas can result in problems in the building as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate if repairs remain unpaid b) if the tenants have a dispute with the running of the building you will need to know about it Many New Forest leasehold flats will incur a service charge for maintenance of the building set by the landlord. If you purchase the property you will have to pay this charge, normally periodically during the year. This could differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, normally this is not a large figure, say around £25-£75 but you need to check it because sometimes it can be surprisingly expensive. Who is in charge of the block?

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Typically, New Forest conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to further queries from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if appropriate)

Whether you are going through a divorce or breakup or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in New Forest has some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing bank (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

New Forest commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Offices, shops or industrial units Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites

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

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