By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working together is the key to an less stressful move."
If you are selling or buying a home in Alton, you should instruct a property lawyer to take care of legal work for you.
Our property lawyers have years of experience helping home buyers and sellers in Alton and all over Hampshire and our pragmatic approach often means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Our property lawyers undertake all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed cost.
We do not charge you any conveyancing solicitors fees, if your Hampshire move does not complete.
With their area experience, our solicitors will guide you through the whole of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
Alton's nearest train station is Alton at 1 mile and the closest airport to Alton is Farnborough (TAG London) Airport (12 miles). Southampton Airport is 22 miles and Blackbushe Airport is 14 miles away.
Alton Community is the nearest hospital for Alton.Q.
Confusion over this matter catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra costs will be included in the terms. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. Additional costs which are listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable and only apply to matters if your conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.Q.
The cost of searches varies substantially. A conveyancing solicitor will order a bundle generally including a chancel liability search and a local authority search.Q.
Local Alton conservation areas are set up by the local authority (East Hampshire) who govern things like paths to the avoidance of poorly maintained roads. English Heritage, a government body, administer a list of the state of conservation areas.Q.
Some owners in Alton can be required to subsidise upkeep of older church buildings. Some names or words such as 'rectory' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Alton churches where chancel liability may apply include All Saints, S.Peter, St Lawrence and St Peter, Beech.Q.
Stamp Duty is calculated with reference to the house or flat's price. On a £51000 property, stamp duty will be £0 (correct March 2013).Q.
Experienced buyers will tell you that a fast transaction is the key to is to use a proactive lawyer. There are numerous tasks you can also do. These include:
Homeward Legal strongly advise that purchasers in Alton arrange an inspection. It is a fact that there are many problems that have a negative impact on a property, which will not be covered by the legal work, including poor ventilation.Q.
Your property lawyer will make enquiries to identify whether the property is located within a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the appropriate consent from the local council.Should no suitable consents be produced, your Alton conveyancer will advise you of the best alternative such as buying an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective permission from the planning authority.