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Southampton Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Southampton with service charge retention of 12%
  • 2 120 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Southampton
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 4 68% freehold and 32% leasehold conveyancing in Southampton for last year
  • 5 Average time frame of 65 days for registration of title in Southampton

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southampton since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southampton

I am hoping to receive a offer of a home loan from Lloyds. I would like to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Southampton. Does the Lloyds Conveyancing panel include conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Lloyds conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Can the conveyancing solicitors to be found on your site execute auction conveyancing in Southampton?

We know of a number of auction lawyers we can connect you with those conducting auction conveyancing. Southampton is just one of hundreds of areas of where our lawyers cover.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Southampton?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Southampton. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I'm purchasing my first flat in Southampton with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not disclose to my solicitor about the side-deal as it will adversely affect my mortgage with The Mortgage Works. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Southampton I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Southampton in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Southampton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Idiculla Solicitors, 7 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AE
  • Paris Smith Llp, 1 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AE
  • Footner & Ewing, 19 Brunswick Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2SZ
  • Page Gulliford & Gregory Limited, 9 Cumberland Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2WL
  • Lawdit Solicitors Limited, 29 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2EW

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Southampton

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Southampton specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Paris Smith Llp, 1 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AE
  • Idiculla Solicitors, 7 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AE
  • Footner & Ewing, 19 Brunswick Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2SZ
  • Page Gulliford & Gregory Limited, 9 Cumberland Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2WL
  • Cgm Hampshire Limited, 4-5 College Place, London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2UT

Planning law solicitors in Southampton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southampton with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Paris Smith Llp, 1 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AE
  • Moore Blatch Llp, 11 The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XF
  • Beverley Golden, Holly Cottage, Trotts Lane, Marchwood, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 4UE

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

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