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Winchester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 36 days for registration of title in Winchester
  • 2 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Winchester
  • 3 114 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Winchester
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £20,043
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 65 days for conveyancing in Winchester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Winchester since February 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Winchester

At what point does exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Winchester and do I need to attend the solicitors branch?

If you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Winchester you are invited in to sign documents. That being said, the law practices we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Winchester)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

How does conveyancing in Winchester differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Winchester come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because developers in Winchester tend to acquire the land, 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 property lawyers 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 Winchester or who has acted in the same development.

Are there any apps to assist me to identify a Winchester solicitor on the National Westminster Bank conveyancing panel? I have a car and am happy to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the solicitor.

Feel free to make use of the tool on this page. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Winchester conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Winchester conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to check whether they are on the National Westminster Bank approved list

We're novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the estate agent has warned us that the vendor will only proceed if we instruct their chosen conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in Winchester

We suspect that the owner is not behind this ultimatum. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are serious purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to appoint your own,trusted Winchester conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by senior management.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 68 years unexpired on my flat in Winchester. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What options are available to me?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the landlord. On the whole an enquiry agent may be helpful to carry out a search and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Winchester.

Winchester Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?

After what seems like an age a mortgage offer from a bank for the remortgage of my 3 bedroom apartment is coming any day now. Can you recommend an efficient remortgage conveyancing practitioner in Winchester ?

You have come to the wrong place to search for a cheap conveyancing in Winchester. We can offer you excellent value conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be fooled by brokers offering £99 conveyancing in Winchester.In your best case scenario, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in additional fee and still not receive the service you were looking for.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Winchester

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Winchester specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Winchester specialising in planning law. This may include advice on tree preservation orders
  • 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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