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Ready to buy a new home in New Forest? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your New Forest transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Forest

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in New Forest even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for example where I want to buy an office in New Forest with a loan from Britannia?

Our search tool is predominantly utilised to get a quote from domestic conveyancing solicitors in New Forest but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page some New Forest commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the solicitors directly to see if they can also act for Britannia

My wife and I own a renovated Georgian property in New Forest. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Lloyds TSB Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in New Forest and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

How does conveyancing in New Forest differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in New Forest contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in New Forest usually acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in New Forest or who has acted in the same development.

I am 3 weeks into a residential purchase having been referred to a firm by the high street agent to do our conveyancing in New Forest. I am am starting to be dissatisfied with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

A conveyancer would have to be really bad in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage offer been sent? If so you will need to make them aware of the new conveyancer and get the loan are re-sent. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company panel to avoid supplemental charges and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in New Forest

Expecting to complete next month on a basement flat in New Forest. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in New Forest should include some of the following:

    Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring? Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice? How long the lease is. You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years Repair and maintenance of the flat The landlord’s rights to access the flat. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided.
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in New Forest please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in New Forest.

I own a 1st floor flat in New Forest, conveyancing having been completed November 2011. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in New Forest with an extended lease are worth £181,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2072

You have 51 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £30,400 and £35,200 as well as costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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