What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Hampshire? Why is this being asked of me?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identification documents of the person or body they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing retainer. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign should confirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be checked. If you refuse to supply identification documents, your lawyer can not take you on as a client.
Are the BSA planning on creating a search tool with a view to list firms on the Loughborough BS conveyancing panel for example in Hampshire?
Lexsure has not been advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a tool.
We are purchasing a terrace house in Hampshire. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to see if these works are allowed?
Your solicitor will check the deeds as conveyancing in Hampshire can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of works or require the consent of another owner. Certain extensions require local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I'm in the process of looking at apartments in Hampshire and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancer appointed at this point? I intend to finance via a home loan with Barclays.
It would be advisable to start 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 EA. As you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Hampshire. I have a mortgage offer with Principality. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Principality, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel.
How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business premises in Hampshire and how can you help?
The particular law that you refer to provides protection to business tenants, giving them the dueness to apply to court for a new tenancy and remain in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Hampshire is one of our hundreds of areas of the UK in which our lawyers are based
After what seems like an age a loan agreement from a mortgage company for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom apartment is to be issued imminently. Can you recommend a cheap remortgage conveyancing lawyer in Hampshire ?
This site is not designed to help in pursuit of a cheap conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire. We can offer you value for money conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing companies offering low cost conveyancing in Hampshire.At best, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up being stung for additional fee and still not receive the service required.