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Waterlooville Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 95 days for conveyancing in Waterlooville
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 Average time frame of -24 day for registration of title in Waterlooville
  • 4 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Waterlooville
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Waterlooville that are buy to let is 17%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Waterlooville since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Waterlooville

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Waterlooville

Two types of professional can perform conveyancing in Waterlooville namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals provide the legal services that you need to complete the sale or acquisition of property. Both are required to handle Waterlooville conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly administered and that the requisite steps should be suitably followed.

Can you help - my lawyer says that chancel insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Waterlooville conveyancing?

The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Waterlooville property lawyer having made sure that they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Yorkshire BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Yorkshire BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your solicitor will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Waterlooville postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Waterlooville.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial estate in Waterlooville?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Waterlooville will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Waterlooville. The search result sets out definitive information 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 Waterlooville.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Waterlooville it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Waterlooville commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Waterlooville.

I moved into my home on 2 January and the transaction details is yet to be on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Waterlooville advises it should be dealt with in less than a month. Are titles in Waterlooville uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Waterlooville is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timeframes can vary depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any other persons or bodies. At present approximately 80% of submission are completed within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration takes place once the buyer is living at the property so registration formalities is not typically top priority but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I am buying a new build apartment in Waterlooville. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Waterlooville

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply a car parking plan.

I am intending to let out my leasehold flat in Waterlooville. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

A small minority of properties in Waterlooville do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

I own a 1 bedroom flat in Waterlooville, conveyancing formalities finalised 3 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Waterlooville with over 90 years remaining are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2098

With 76 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

Can you shed any light on the extent of conveyancing dealt with by Waterlooville conveyancing organisations?

In the main Waterlooville conveyancing organisations manage to conduct a number of assistance to residential and agricultural land proprietors, vendors, investors, freeholders and tenants which may include:

    Residential sale conveyancing in Waterlooville or wider afield Property purchase conveyancing in Waterlooville and further afield Help to Buy Conveyancing in Waterlooville and further afield Acquisition of council property under the Right to Buy Scheme Matrimonial conveyancing countrywide Shariah Compliant Islamic Conveyancing

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Waterlooville

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Waterlooville specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Grenville Young Solicitor, 51 Woodfield Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1AN
  • Hughes Way, 10 South Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1DA
  • Lee Syms Limited, 3-5 South Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BU
  • Verisona Limited, 1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN
  • Coffin Mew Llp, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Waterlooville regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Waterlooville with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Waterlooville. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Grenville Young Solicitor, 51 Woodfield Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1AN
  • Hughes Way, 10 South Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1DA
  • Verisona Limited, 1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN
  • Coffin Mew Llp, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN
  • Blakelaw Director Services Ltd, Harbour Court, Compass Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4ST

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Waterlooville regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Waterlooville but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Haines Conveyancing, 2 Westbrook Centre, PO7 8SE

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

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