Do the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site handle auction conveyancing in Hampshire?
We know of a few auction solicitors we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Hampshire is one of hundreds of areas of where our lawyers cover.
When does exchange of contracts take place for purchase conveyancing in Hampshire and do I need to be at the solicitors office?
If you are round the corner to our conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire you are welcome to come in to sign contracts. That being said, the firms we work with provide a nationwide conveyancing service and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The executing of the purchase agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Hampshire for my home move. Is it possible to see a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone may review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training reasons.
Are there frequently found problems that you come across in leases for Hampshire properties?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Hampshire. All leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the premises Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage
A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Nationwide Building Society, Virgin Money, and Aldermore all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.
Hampshire Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying
Be sure to investigate if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example some leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Hampshire. If you like the flatin Hampshire yet your cat can’t make the move with you then you have a very difficult choice. Where a Hampshire lease has no more than eighty years it will impact the marketability of the property. It is worth checking with your bank that they are happy with the length of the lease. A short lease means that you will probably have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. For most Hampshirelease extensions you will be be obliged to have been the owner of the residence for a couple of years before you are legally able to carry out a lease extension. Is the freehold reversion owned collectively by the tenants?
We are contemplating using an online conveyancer rather than a Hampshire conveyancing firm. Any advice?
Advantages do exist in being able to visit a local Hampshire conveyancing solicitor such as
- signing documents and and when necessary
- sometimes being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a significant difference, particularly for non-standard house moves
- the ability to raise concerns if things are not going as expected
When checking quotes, look out for hidden extras. The majority decent Hampshire high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Many online companies seem to offer cheap prices, yet have hidden 'extras' in the in the terms and conditions.