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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fareham

Is there a reason to appoint a Fareham conveyancing practice given that internet based conveyancers are less overpriced?

Its a good idea to shop around for conveyancing costs in Fareham and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t become consumed with searching for the lowest priced Fareham conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a distressing move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone call and can never replicate a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you will never get with an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you on headway making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. If you ever need to call the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.

I am helping my niece sell her flat in Fareham. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy assessment or it is for the seller to coordinate?

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates remained a compulsory part of moving house. An energy assessment needs to be to hand prior to the property being marketed. It is not a task that conveyancers normally organise. Where you are instructing a Fareham conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with reputable Fareham providers

Does a directory service exist listing RBS panel conveyancers in Fareham on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of mortgage companies make their panel listings available on the web. If you are seeking to appoint a Fareham solicitor on the RBS please use our facility.

I have a mortgage with Nationwide for my property in Fareham. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Nationwide?

You must advise Nationwide in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Nationwide’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Nationwide will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Nationwide directly. You need not do this via a Nationwide conveyancing panel solicitor.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Fareham. Conveyancing is daunting 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 conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Fareham

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared.

Am I best advised to use a Fareham conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can perform the conveyancing but his firm is located 300kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Fareham conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute documents, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and on the whole were content that must trump using an unfamiliar Fareham conveyancing solicitor just because they are based in the area.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Fareham conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Fareham conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Fareham conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be of use:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Fareham who can give a testimonial? What are the charges for lease extension work?

I bought a basement flat in Fareham, conveyancing was carried out September 2000. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Fareham with an extended lease are worth £260,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2094

With just 74 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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