Can you suggest a National Westminster Bank accepted Hampshire conveyancing lawyer finish our house move within a short deadline? Would it be better to use a local Hampshire solicitor or an internet comparison site?
We would be happy to suggest some excellent Hampshire conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Hampshire. Approach a couple of firms and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a costs illustration. Explain your deadline together with your reasons and ask for an assurance on your deadline. Select the one that you are most comfortable with.
Should conveyancers ask for money up-front for my conveyancing in Hampshire?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Hampshire your lawyer will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is as part of the sale price then this should be needed immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
I am assisting my aunt sell her flat in Hampshire. Does the conveyancing solicitor commission an energy assessment or it is for me to see to?
After the demise of HIPs, EPC’s was left as a mandatory component of moving house. An energy assessment must be to hand in advance of the property being advertised. This is not something that solicitors ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Hampshire conveyancing lawyer they might help arrange energy assessments given their contacts with long established local energy assessors
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the home moving as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Hampshire. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.
I have paid off my mortgage with HSBC. I assume I don't need a Hampshire conveyancing practitioner on the HSBC panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your HSBC 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 HSBC mortgage from the register. HSBC, 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 HSBC has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- HSBC has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Hampshire. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hampshire of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
At last I have had an offer on an flat in Hampshire accepted, the seller does however have a dependent purchase. The sellers have put an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have selected a nearby conveyancing lawyer in Hampshire. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Leeds Building Society going with Leeds Building Society?
It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is an associated chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Hampshire conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you must ensure that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Leeds Building Society approved list. Concerning the subsequent phase this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your transaction, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market the majority of purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society and arrange for the survey and only if it comes back ok would they request their solicitor to proceed with searches.