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Reasons to use our Totton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The firms identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Totton are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Totton and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 The Totton conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Totton
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Totton property lawyer have developed very good working relationships with Totton local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Totton.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Totton since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totton

Souldappointing a Totton conveyancing solicitor make the ownership transfer easier?

Established third party connections is an important consideration when choosing conveyancing lawyers. Totton law firms benefit from connections with mortgage brokers and Totton, local authorities, surveyors and other law firms meaning the whole process is going to be much smoother for you. Having a wealth of experience in the local area is an advantage.

Our lawyer has uncovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Totton. The seller’s lawyers have suggested defective title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our property lawyer has advised that he must ensure that the lender is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the lender?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the risk of a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the mortgage company can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your conveyancer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

My fiancee and I are in the process of looking at houses in Totton and I am about to put in an offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I will be getting a home loan with Santander.

It would be sensible to instigate your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the estate agent. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Santander, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel.

It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Totton building society branch on numerous occasions and was told it does not affect the mortgage offer and they would lend. My Totton conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their specific requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The conveyancing practitioner must follow the CML Handbook Part 2 provisions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

My sealed bid on a semi in Totton has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, however it’s not yet tied up, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have selected a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Totton. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage application with Co-operative started?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Totton conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your property lawyer is on the Co-operative approved list. Regarding the next steps this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your transaction, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a hot market some home buyers would apply for a home loan with Co-operative and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with the conveyancing in Totton.

How does conveyancing in Totton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Totton come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Totton tend to purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Totton or who has acted in the same development.

I'm remortgaging my primary property to a buy to let loan with Nationwide Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on another property. The area we are looking at is Totton. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of lenders and link together the transactions?

Do use our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are the conveyancer should be able to simultaneously deal with the two conveyancing matters but you should have a chat with you solicitor and make clear your expectations and needs.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have since found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Totton. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Totton ?

The majority of houses in Totton are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Totton so you should seriously consider looking for a Totton conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should appraise you on the various issues.

Totton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Make sure you discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance it is very common in Totton leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Totton. If you like the flatin Totton however your cat can’t move with you then you will be presented with a hard choice. What is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the property?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Totton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Totton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Totton. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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
  • Welburn & Co, 1, Howard Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5BB
  • Page Gulliford & Gregory Limited, 9 Cumberland Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2WL

Planning law solicitors in Totton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Totton practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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

Typically, Totton conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related papers
  • Sending draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering further queries from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and repaying the home loan (if appropriate)

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

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