Would the conveyancing lawyers identified via your search tool execute auction conveyancing in Hampshire?
There are a number of auction solicitors we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Hampshire is one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers have offices.
is it true that all Hampshire solicitor practices on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Kent Reliance approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be governed by the CLC.
We previously instructed conveyancing lawyers with offices in Hampshire on the Coventry BS solicitor panel. They have just billed me an additional charge for handling the Coventry BS mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Coventry BS?
Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancer can charge a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Coventry BS but by your Hampshire property lawyer. Numerous firms on the Coventry BS panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but some practices incorporate it on their overall fee.
I have paid off my mortgage with Nottingham. I assume I don't need a Hampshire solicitor on the Nottingham panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Nottingham mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nottingham mortgage from the register. Nottingham, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Nottingham has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Nottingham has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Hampshire and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire. Having lived in Hampshire for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get clarification need.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Hampshire I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hampshire suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.
My step-father has suggested that I use his lawyers for conveyancing in Hampshire. Should I use them?
There are no two ways about it the ideal way to select a conveyancing lawyer is to get feedback from friends or relatives who have experience in using the solicitor you're contemplating using.