Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Hampshire is more expensive?
Hampshire leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
My mortgage company has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Hampshire but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Hampshire or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?
It is by no means the case that all Hampshire conveyancing practices are listed all lender’s conveyancing panel. Do make use of the above search tool to find a Hampshire conveyancing solicitor on the on the mortgage company panel.
Is it necessary to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when purchasing a residence in Hampshire?
Unless a previous purchase of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you could expect conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Hampshire to continue to suggest a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
Should I be concerned that third parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Hampshire conveyancing company?
As is the case with many professional services, often recommendations from family and friends can be extremely useful or valuable. Nevertheless there are many people with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may suggest lawyers to retain. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to appoint your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that some mortgage providers have an approved list of solicitors you must use for the lender related work in your transaction.
At what stage do I cover the costs of stamp duty due for my conveyancing in Hampshire?
Most conveyancing practitioners will complete a stamp duty return on your behalf as part of your Hampshire conveyancing transaction for signature. On completion your conveyancing practitioner will submit your STL application to the Inland Revenue and - assuming they have the money - settle any tax bill liability for you.