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Portsmouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £2,189
  • 2 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Portsmouth
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Portsmouth that are buy to let is 47%
  • 4 Average time frame of 24 days for registration of title in Portsmouth
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portsmouth since March 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portsmouth

Our bank has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Portsmouth but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Portsmouth local to me. Are you able to help?

The minority of Portsmouth conveyancing practitioners are listed all banks conveyancing panel. Do make the most of the above find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Portsmouth conveyancing solicitor on the on the lender panel.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial site in Portsmouth?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Portsmouth. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Portsmouth.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Portsmouth it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Portsmouth commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Portsmouth.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Portsmouth. Conveyancing is daunting 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 conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Portsmouth

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Portsmouth is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Portsmouth are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Portsmouth you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

How easy is it to switch firm as I need to retain one who is on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel. I was using a high street conveyancing solicitor in Portsmouth round the corner but the firm is not accepted by Coventry Building Society

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Portsmouth on the Coventry Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can scrutinise costs for conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth and throughout England and Wales.

I have recently realised that I have 72 years left on my lease in Portsmouth. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What are my options?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to find the lessor. On the whole an enquiry agent should be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report which can be used as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Portsmouth.

I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Portsmouth, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Portsmouth with over 90 years remaining are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2082

With only 61 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £19,000 and £22,000 as well as professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth regulated by the SRA

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

  • Larcomes Llp, 168 London Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9DN
  • Saulet Townsend Limited, Froddington House, Cumberland Business Centre, Northumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 1DS
  • Allens, Pendower House, Northumberland Road, Cumberland Business Centre, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 1DS
  • Stokes Solicitors Llp, 108 Victoria Road North, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 1QQ
  • Gurney-champion & Co, Champion House, 104 Victoria Road North, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 1QE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portsmouth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Larcomes Llp, 168 London Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9DN
  • Saulet Townsend Limited, Froddington House, Cumberland Business Centre, Northumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 1DS
  • Allens, Pendower House, Northumberland Road, Cumberland Business Centre, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 1DS
  • Stokes Solicitors Llp, 108 Victoria Road North, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 1QQ
  • Gurney-champion & Co, Champion House, 104 Victoria Road North, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 1QE

Planning law solicitors in Portsmouth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portsmouth with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • Saulet Townsend Limited, Froddington House, Cumberland Business Centre, Northumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 1DS
  • Coffin Mew Llp, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN
  • Blake Morgan Llp, Harbour Court, Compass Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4ST
  • Blake Lapthorn, Harbour Court, Compass Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4ST
  • Blake Morgan Group Llp, Harbour Court, Compass Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4ST

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

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