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Examples of recent conveyancing in Southsea since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southsea

I was referred a conveyancer who has sent a quote for £1200 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Southsea. I’m hoping to sell a modern house for £250,000. This seems overpriced. Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Southsea?

The quote is fractionally on the high side. Where you are happy to expend time scrutinising quotes you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. That being said, you maycome to rue opting for an an unknown solicitor. Don't forget to enquire the firm can represent your lender. You can employ our comparison tool to get a quote a Southsea conveyancing company on the lender’s member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Southsea.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Southsea?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Southsea will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Southsea. The report sets out definitive data 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 Southsea.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Southsea it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Southsea commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Southsea.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Southsea is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Southsea are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Southsea you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Southsea may determine 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.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial offices in Southsea and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives security of tenure to commercial leaseholders, granting the right to make a request to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and help with commercial conveyancing in Southsea

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Southsea with the intention of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Southsea can be bypassed if you instruct lawyers as soon as your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ lawyers.
  • You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be advisable double-check via your conveyancers. A purchaser's conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the remaining number of years is less than 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an as soon as possible that you identify whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. Many landlords or managing agents in Southsea levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management information can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Southsea. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Southsea state that internal structural changes or installing wooden flooring necessitate a licence from the Landlord consenting to such works. Should you fail to have the consents to hand do not contact the landlord without checking with your lawyer in the first instance. If there is a history of any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are settled before the property is marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a property where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over rather than unresolved.

I am the registered owner of a 1st floor flat in Southsea, conveyancing having been completed in 1997. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar properties in Southsea with an extended lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2077

You have 53 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

My wife and I are in the market for an affordable conveyancing lawyer in Southsea to purchase a apartment. I I am fearful of appointing the wrong one and there's so many Southsea conveyancing solicitors to pick from...who's the best?

An independent personal recommendation from a person who has instructed a conveyancing lawyer before is always a preferable. Almost everyone has used a conveyancing solicitor previously. Feel free to utilise our comparison tool for Southsea conveyancing quotes

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Southsea regulated by the SRA

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

  • Woodgate & Co, 95-97 Palmerston Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3PR
  • Large & Gibson, Kent House, 49 Kent Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3EJ
  • Howard Green Llp, The Attic, 10 Victoria Road South, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2DA
  • Bramsdon & Childs, 141 Elm Grove, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 1HR
  • Gurney-champion & Co, Champion House, 104 Victoria Road North, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 1QE

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Southsea regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Southsea but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Five Property Lawyers Ltd, 5 Seagrove Avenue, PO11 9EU
  • Terence Michael Willey & Co Ltd, 8 Cross Street, PO33 2AD
  • Terence Michael Willey & Co Ltd, 27a Cross Street, PO33 2AA
  • Paul Wilks & Co Limited, 3 Garfield Road, PO33 2PS
  • Solent Property Lawyers Limited, First Floor 118-120 High Street, PO13 9DB

Planning law solicitors in Southsea regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Southsea specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • 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

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