Is there a reason to instruct a Hampshire conveyancing firm when internet based alternatives are cheap by comparison?
By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in Hampshire and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t expend your energy searching for the cheapest Hampshire conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a distressing move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of continuity that you rarely receive from an web based conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you as to any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to call the firm you will know who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.
There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire but how do I know who's good?
We would encourage you not to base your choice on the cheapest Hampshire conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.
We previously appointed solicitors based in Hampshire on the Lloyds solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional fee for handling the Lloyds mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Lloyds?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to levy a fee for this. The fee is not set by Lloyds but by your Hampshire lawyer. Numerous firms on the Lloyds panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many firms incorporate it on their overall fee.
How can we know in advance if a Hampshire conveyancing solicitor on the Santander panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Hampshire obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. 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 suggest that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.
I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Hampshire ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders tend refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of home.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hampshire. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
Due to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Hampshire. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Hampshire should include some of the following:
Whether your lease caters for for a sinking fund for major repairs? The physical extent of the property. This might be the apartment itself but might include a roof space or basement if applicable. What remedies are open the freeholder should you are in breach of your lease terms? Repair and maintenance of the property You would want to receive a copy of the lease
I purchased a studio flat in Hampshire, conveyancing was carried out in 2002. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Hampshire with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2069
With only 51 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £30,400 and £35,200 plus professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.
My estate agent has suggested using their conveyancer for my conveyancing in Hampshire - Surely it’s advisable to just instruct them?
It is not always the case and you are entitled to opt for whichever property lawyer of your choosing for your Hampshire home move. The conveyancing practitioner put forward by an estate agent may not always be the best conveyancing practitioner, they may recommend their own conveyancing firm who are based remotely. In this instance you may not have contact with your conveyancer and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain updates.