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Find a Hampshire Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Hampshire? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Hampshire conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hampshire

Would the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site conduct auction conveyancing in Hampshire?

There are a few niche solicitors we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Hampshire is one of the many areas of where our lawyers have a presence.

I am expecting a AIP from Nottingham this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nottingham recommend any Hampshire solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

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

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in January 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Lloyds are being pedantic. The Hampshire solicitor who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Lloyds are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Lloyds have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Lloyds have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Lloyds may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Coventry BS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a property in Hampshire has been agreed to, now what?

The estate agent will want to be advised as to your conveyancer's details (be sure the conveyancers are on the bank’s panel). Call up Coventry BS or your broker and finish off any appropriate forms. Coventry BS will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or vendor to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average ten days for the mortgage offer to be issued. Coventry BS will issue the offer to you and your solicitors. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Hampshire.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Hampshire. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hampshire of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Hampshire prior to instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders will not give a loan on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can look into this further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Hampshire. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Hampshire especially if they are familiar with such properties in Hampshire.

I have recently realised that I have Sixty One years remaining on my flat in Hampshire. I need to extend my lease but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?

On the basis that 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 an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have done all that could be expected to locate the freeholder. In some cases an enquiry agent may be useful to carry out a search and prepare a report which can be used as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Hampshire.

I bought a 1 bedroom flat in Hampshire, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Hampshire with a long lease are worth £181,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease terminates on 21st October 2074

With 50 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £32,300 and £37,400 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 are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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