Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance where I intend to buy an office in Hampshire with a loan from Accord Mortgages Ltd?
The service is predominantly utilised to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire but we have set out towards the bottom of this page a few Hampshire commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the firm directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Accord Mortgages Ltd
My wife and I are purchasing a flat in Hampshire. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On completion day we have to deposit money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
We are purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Hampshire. The intention is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will legal investigations on the property involve investigations to ascertain if these works are allowed?
Your conveyancer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Hampshire can occasionally identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain changes or necessitated the permission of another owner. Many additions need local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
Can I be sure that the Hampshire conveyancing solicitor on the HSBC panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Hampshire obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.
We are purchasing a house and the conveyancer has referenced Chancel Repair for which the property may be obligated to pay because it falls into the area of such a church. He has recommended insurance. Is this strictly required for conveyancing in Hampshire
Unless a previous acquisition of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you could assume that solicitors handling conveyancing in Hampshire to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
How does conveyancing in Hampshire differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Hampshire approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because developers in Hampshire usually acquire the real estate, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Hampshire or who has acted in the same development.
What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Hampshire conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Hampshire conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Hampshire conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:
What are the legal fees for lease extension conveyancing?
I inherited a basement flat in Hampshire, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Hampshire with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease expires on 21st October 2072
With 52 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £29,500 and £34,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.