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Portsmouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Portsmouth that are buy to let is 44%
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 60 days for conveyancing in Portsmouth
  • 3 86% freehold and 14% leasehold conveyancing in Portsmouth for this year to date
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Portsmouth is 20% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portsmouth since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portsmouth

Having been suggested to visit your site we were going to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Portsmouth found using your comparison tool but have come across some other fee calculations on the internet look less expensive – how come?

You can find many firms of firms promoting supposedly cut-price conveyancing, yet more often than not supplementalcharges end up with the completion invoice being escalated. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that fees listed in terms of engagement should be equitable and be applied The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Portsmouth clearly state all legal fees for the property you intend tobuy.

Do the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend perform attended exchange conveyancing in Portsmouth?

We do have a number of conveyancing experts carrying out personalised exchanges. Do e-mail us to get a fee calculation and details as to availability.

What is the optimum way to find out if the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Portsmouth is on the mortgage lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Lloyds TSB Bank thus paying £175.00 in further legal invoice.

Feel free to take advantage of the search tool on this web page. Pick the mortgage company and type ‘Portsmouth’ or your location and you will discover a number of lawyer located in Portsmouth or near you.

Can you point me to a directory of Barclays panel conveyancers in Portsmouth on the Building Society Association’s Website?

No. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association sites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available online. Where you are looking for a Portsmouth lawyer on the Barclays please use our facility.

is it true that all Portsmouth conveyancing solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Santander conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I am purchasing a property in Portsmouth. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Barclays have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with Barclays your lawyer must comply with the formal requirements set out in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barclays. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Barclays where a lease fails to meet these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Portsmouth.

I have recentlybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Portsmouth for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Portsmouth conveyancing specialists.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Portsmouth and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to affords a safeguard to business lessees, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a renewal tenancy and continue in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and assist with commercial conveyancing in Portsmouth

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Portsmouth 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

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portsmouth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Portsmouth. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Larcomes Llp, 168 London Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9DN
  • Allens, Pendower House, Northumberland Road, Cumberland Business Centre, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 1DS
  • Saulet Townsend Limited, Froddington House, Cumberland Business Centre, Northumberland Road, Southsea, 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 solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portsmouth practicing in planning law. This may 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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