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Conveyancing in Eastleigh Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/18

Eastleigh area info

Southampton Itchen Valley Country Park Country Park and Hansard Gallery Art Gallery are in the vicinity of Eastleigh.

Eastleigh is very close at approximately 0.25m of junction entry 13 Southbound of the M3.

Eastleigh's nearest airport is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport. Southampton Airport is 2 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 24 miles, Sandown IoW Airport is 24 miles and Bournemouth International Airport is 24 miles away. The nearest train station to Eastleigh is Eastleigh, approximately a mile away.

The nearest hospital for Eastleigh is Nuffield Eastleigh.

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We are looking for a cheap solicitor quote to buy a property. What should I check?

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Various firms offer cheap conveyancing, however extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms that property buyers and sellers often do not check. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Is a property survey required when we are purchasing a property?

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Homeward Legal recommend that you book an inspection if buying in Eastleigh. There are a wide range of problems which affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, for example failed double glazing or unsafe chimney circulation.

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How does my solicitor in Eastleigh advise on the risk and history of flooding in the Eastleigh area on a Fifties property we are going to buy?

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A property solicitor conducts property conveyancing searches that should include Eastleigh flood risk area data.

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Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Eastleigh conveyancing faster?

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As is often reported, faster conveyancing is essential to instruct a experienced conveyancer. There are, in addition, a number of things you as the buyer can do to accelerate the legal work, such as, requesting status updates from the conveyancer regularly, if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can and promptly completing and return any forms.

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What does my conveyancing searches be?

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Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, depending on the searches required.

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The property seller looks to have added inappropriate PVC windows on the building in Eastleigh which we think might possibly infringe conservation area criteria

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The conveyancing solicitor will confirm whether the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have necessary permission from the local authority.

If no appropriate consents be in evidence your solicitor will recommend the alternatives for example taking out an indemnity insurance or requesting retrospective consent from the appropriate local authority.

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What length of time should it take for my designated property solicitor to exchange contracts all of the conveyancing formalities on the top floor of sixties house in Eastleigh?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from around a month and three months, which can depend on any number of things e.g. the efficiency of the sellers solicitor, or whether your solicitor has to act for your lender.

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How might the conveyancing process be so drawn out?

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Conveyancing will occasionally be drawn out. Homeward Legal appreciate how difficult it can be to face these, and seek to reduce their cost wherever possible. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow solicitors acting for the other side.