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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hampshire

We were about to retain a conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire listed by you but have come across some other costs illustrations on the internet appear less expensive – why is this?

You can find numerous firms promoting alleged cheap conveyancing, but extracosts result in the final invoice being escalated. Solicitors are duty bound to ensure fees listed in terms of engagement should be equitable invoiced The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Hampshire clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing matter.

I completed on my apartment on 3 September and my personal details is not yet registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire expressed confidence that it would be formalised in a couple of weeks. Are transfers in Hampshire uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Hampshire registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry communicate with any other persons or bodies. Currently approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed within two weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the purchaser has moved in to the premises so 'speed' is not typically top priority but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Hampshire is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Hampshire are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I am selling my home. My former solicitors closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Hampshire if that affects matters.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Hampshire. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £125,000 maisonette in Hampshire in six days. The management company has quoted £408 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Hampshire?

Hampshire conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes ordinarily involves administration charges raised by landlords agents :

    Answering pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Hampshire Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Hampshire leasehold premises is £350. For Hampshire conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

I bought a 1 bedroom flat in Hampshire, conveyancing formalities finalised 5 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Hampshire with a long lease are worth £191,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2071

You have 53 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £27,600 and £31,800 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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