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Winchester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 113 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Winchester
  • 2 September was the busiest month and October was the next busiest month while November was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Winchester
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Winchester that are buy to let is 7%
  • 5 Average time from start to completion was 66 days for conveyancing in Winchester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Winchester since May 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Winchester

Finally the sale completed on my house in Winchester last July but our buyer keeps telephoning me to moan that his conveyancer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

Post completion of your house sale your lawyer is committed to send the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. Where appropriate, your solicitor should also send confirmation that the home loan has been discharged to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion procedures just for conveyancing in Winchester.

I just bought a flat at auction in Winchester. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Now that you have to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you should find a conveyancing lawyer soon as you are faced with a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the transaction. Every auction property will have a corresponding legal set of papers. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. If you have purchased leasehold premises the auction pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You must hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

We are getting the release of further funds on our mortgage from Nottingham as we wish to carry out a loft conversion to our house in Winchester. Do we need to choose a bricks and mortar Winchester solicitor on the Nottingham conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Nottingham don't usually instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nottingham panel.

We were going to get a DIP from Santander this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Santander recommend any Winchester solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Winchester solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Santander conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Santander through the process.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one close by in Winchester I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Winchester in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you require a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I am looking to sell my property. My previous lawyers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Winchester if that makes a difference.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Winchester. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

My step-father has recommend that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Winchester. Should I find my own solicitor?

No doubt the ideal way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually experience in using the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.

A licensed conveyancer handled my conveyancing in Winchester half a dozen years past having retained my deeds but has now closed – how do I get hold of these?

Deeds, as such, are no longer appropriate for most properties in Winchester are registered electronically at Land Registry. Should you need to show ownership or are disposing of or re-mortgaging your conveyancing practitioner will need to obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.

If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to filerequest@clc-uk.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned with reasonable haste.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Winchester regulated by the SRA

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

  • Godwins Solicitors Llp, 12 St. Thomas Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HF
  • Dutton Gregory Llp, Trussell House, 23 St. Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BT
  • Warner & Richardson, 29 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RR
  • Shentons, Star Lane House, Staple Gardens, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AD
  • Taylor Fordyce Ltd, 1-2 City Business Centre, Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7TA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Winchester regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Winchester practicing in commercial conveyancing in Winchester. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Godwins Solicitors Llp, 12 St. Thomas Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HF
  • Dutton Gregory Llp, Trussell House, 23 St. Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BT
  • Warner & Richardson, 29 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RR
  • Shentons, Star Lane House, Staple Gardens, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AD
  • Taylor Fordyce Ltd, 1-2 City Business Centre, Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7TA

Planning law solicitors in Winchester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Winchester practicing in planning law. This could include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Godwins Solicitors Llp, 12 St. Thomas Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HF
  • Dutton Gregory Llp, Trussell House, 23 St. Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BT
  • Thomas Simpson Solicitors Ltd, 37 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EH
  • Taylor Fordyce Ltd, 1-2 City Business Centre, Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7TA

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

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