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Reasons to use our Southampton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Southampton home moves can be made significantly more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Southampton
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors are based in Southampton - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 4 Our site offers largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Southampton registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 The companies shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Southampton since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southampton

Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Southampton who conducted the legals two years ago requesting a conveyancing costs illustration based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of similar values with a mortgage from Barclays Direct. I am now being quoted double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for a cheaper online conveyancer?

The charges are a little high. If you shop around you could reduce the fees marginally by as much as £125. On the other hand, if you were satisfied with the conveyancing the firm gave you maylive to regret choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Remember to ensure that the firm can act for Barclays Direct. You can utilise our search tool to get a quote a Southampton conveyancing firm on the Barclays Direct approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Southampton.

I sincerely hope you can help me. My Southampton solicitor is advising me that he has toconduct Southampton conveyancing searches asthe firm are on the Santanderconveyancing panel. Is this really necessary?

You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with a bank your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook provisions . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Southampton conveyancing searches.

When it comes to lenders such as Yorkshire BS, do Southampton lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Southampton. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

TSB have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a house in Southampton has been agreed to, now what?

Your estate agent will wish to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the conveyancing practitioners are on the lender’s approved list). Call up TSB or the financial adviser and finalise any appropriate documentation. TSB will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or owners to arrange a time for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. TSB will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Southampton.

Various online forums that I have visited warn that are the primary cause of delay in Southampton conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Southampton.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Southampton is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Southampton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Southampton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Southampton may ascertain 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 premises.

I need to switch lawyers as my Southampton lawyer is not on the lender's approved list of conveyancing solicitors. How simple is it to change conveyancer?

In the event that you have not formally appointed a solicitor to commence the conveyancing and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Southampton that you're thinking of instructing.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Southampton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Southampton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Southampton. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Idiculla Solicitors, 7 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AE
  • Paris Smith Llp, 1 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AE
  • Paris Smith Trust Corporation Limited, 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

Planning law solicitors in Southampton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Southampton with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Southampton
  • 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

Southampton commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Offices, shops, public houses, off licenses, factories, nursing homes and warehouses Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Offices, retail or industrial units Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Land use planning and environmental issues

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

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