By Frances Traynor
24th April 2018
"Teamwork is essential for an less stressful property transaction."
If you are selling or buying in Basingstoke, you will need to chose a property lawyer to carry out the legal work .
Homeward Legal's panel of conveyancing solicitors have vast experience helping home buyers and sellers in Basingstoke and across Hampshire and our pragmatic approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Property lawyers who undertake all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees, if for any reason your Hampshire house move does not complete.
With area conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the whole of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
If you are selling, remortgaging or buying a property in Basingstoke, you will need to choose a property lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf.
Homeward Legal's conveyancing solicitors have a vast amount of experience helping home-buyers and -sellers in Basingstoke and across Hampshire County. Our pragmatic approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
It is unfortunate but perhaps unsurprising that many firms state that they offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', while additional costs are often hiding in the small print. These extras are often not read by sellers and buyers who are likely to be anxious to move the process onwards. Such extra charges need to be fair and clearly stated so that you know what you are going to be billed for, when everything is completed. At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs, and our quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.
Homeward Legal has worked alongside many mortgage lenders to facilitate purchases in Basingstoke. As you may be aware, some lenders have decided to reduce the size of their own solicitor panels, which means that a home-buyer’s bill may be inflated to cover their costs. Contact our experienced team at Homeward Legal for advice and a fixed-fee quote. A number of mortgage specialists, with whom we regularly work, operate in Basingstoke, such as:
Yes. Buyers and sellers at auction often use Homeward Legal’s specialist conveyancing team. Experienced auction buyers will already know that the process will be much smoother if they engage their conveyancer as swiftly as possible for a detailed review of all the legal documents well before the day of the auction. After the auction, your lawyer will complete the legal work within 4 weeks, as this is a legal requirement for auction sales. Contact our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your auction needs and get a quote.
Contract exchange can be a long and frustrating process, taking anywhere between one and three months. The efficiency of the exchange can be affected by various factors (e.g. the speed of the seller’s solicitor, or the speed of other lawyers in the chain). Our highly-skilled conveyancers at Homeward Legal, though, are exceptionally focused on communication using technology and state-of-the-art computer systems integrated with various bodies such as HMRC to assist in the traction of the conveyancing process, with a view to completing as speedily as possible. At Homeward Legal, our target is to complete everything within six weeks. Contact one of the team on 0800 038 6699 for further information and a fixed-fee quote for your conveyancing needs.
Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Basingstoke because of historical industrial use, but a plot will be marked as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life or protected species is unacceptable. Metal contamination of soil in Basingstoke is more likely to occur near waste-treatment sites and this information will be divulged in your solicitor’s report. Data on other contaminants, like hazardous gases, will also be included in an environmental search.
Homeward Legal has a very efficient approach to fulfilling legal work for home-sellers (and -buyers). Having invested in the latest software systems, and adopting efficient and proactive management processes, the conveyancing tasks are tackled with speed in mind without compromising on the quality of the service. We also give vendors a regulated conveyancing property lawyer who will go the extra mile to communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller property chain e.g. landlords, to reach a quick move. Give our conveyancing team a call on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote and for more information on our approach.
When you instruct your conveyancing solicitor, they will initiate a set of standard searches. The environmental search includes the assessment of the risk of flooding at your Basingstoke house. If the flood risk is deemed significant enough, a more in-depth search at Landmark will be requested. Property purchasers sometimes like to speak to a future neighbour for added assurance if they are still concerned about the level of risk. Or, if they still are at all worried, they contact a recognised local building expert for advice.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate due will depend on the purchase price of the property. SDLT is triggered once the purchase price goes over £125,000, so the good news is that you will not be expected to pay anything on the purchase of your Basingstoke property. Note, however, that the government’s budgeting and housing policies may change the rate or the trigger value. You might wish to use a stamp duty calculator like the one at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.