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Reasons to use our Totton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Regardless other on-line conveyancers say it could be necessary to visit your solicitor to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Totton conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Totton has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 Totton property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Totton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Totton since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totton

Is there a reason to appoint a Totton conveyancing solicitors firm when online alternatives are less overpriced?

To take your time to find compare conveyancing costs in Totton and you should seek a competitive fee calculation but don’t become consumed with looking for the cheapest Totton conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced conveyancer. An e-mail can never take the place of a phone call and can never replicate a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you as to headway making sure that you are never in the dark. If you ever need to phone the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

I am the registered owner of a freehold premises in Totton yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Totton and has limited impact for conveyancing in Totton but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Our lender has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Totton but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Totton round the corner to me. Can you help?

Far from all Totton conveyancing solicitors are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Please make the most of the above find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Totton conveyancing firm on the on the mortgage company panel.

Will my conveyancer be making enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Totton.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Totton. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Totton, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that may be carried out by the buyer or by their conveyancers which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Totton. The standard information given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard question of the vendor to discover whether the premises has ever been flooded. If the property has been flooded in past and is not disclosed by the vendor, then a purchaser could bring a claim for damages resulting from an inaccurate answer. A purchaser’s conveyancers will also carry out an enviro search. This should reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be initiated.

I have justbecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Totton for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the property is registered to you, 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 Totton conveyancing specialists.

I am purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Totton who is on the mortgage company approved panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a Totton solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the bank who conduct conveyancing in Totton. We dont recommend any particular solicitor.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Totton

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Totton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Underwood & Co, 15 Junction Road, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9HG
  • Wilfred Light & Reid, 89a Shirley High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 3TU
  • Hannides & Co Solicitors Limited, 43-45 Shirley High Street, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 3UN
  • Page Gulliford & Gregory Limited, 9 Cumberland Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2WL
  • Bernard Chill & Axtell, 10 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2EZ

Planning law solicitors in Totton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Totton specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Beverley Golden, Holly Cottage, Trotts Lane, Marchwood, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 4UE
  • Paris Smith Llp, 1 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AE
  • Moore Blatch Llp, 11 The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XF

Residential conveyancing in Totton usually entails the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Totton property searches for the property
  • Assessing draft contract pack and other documentation forwarded by the owner’s conveyancer
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale agreement
  • Examining replies prepared by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where appropriate)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the home loan (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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