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Conveyancing in Eastleigh Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

As a result of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record we are anxious that conveyancing and environmental searches aren't sufficient?

A.

Conveyancing searches (environmental) conducted by your Eastleigh conveyancing solicitor will include the far more specialist Landmark flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are anxious why not get in touch with a neighbour or local Hampshire flood damage business, try Rainbow International, Unit 3 Hathaway Cl, Eastleigh, SO50 4SR Tel: 023 8061 0576.

Q.

What do we need to know about 'fixtures and fittings'?

A.

Commonly, there is no clear definition of fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and which makes the completion of a fixtures and fittings form essential.

Q.

Our mortgage lender will be Dudley Building Society, what do I need to be aware of?

A.

Your mortgage lender will require legal work to be performed on their behalf. Buyers in Eastleigh should be aware that, recently, a number of lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating higher legal costs for buyers. Homeward Legal, however, will act for the vast majority of lenders.

Q.

Should we get a chancel search? We are buying in Eastleigh.

A.

Chancel repair can require home owners to subsidise maintenance of local churches. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Churches in the local area where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints and St Francis, Nightingale Avenue.

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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?

A.

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

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

We are buying a maisonette in a designated Eastleigh conservation area, how do I uncover data in relation to the standard of upkeep?

A.

Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together a list of the condition of conservation areas. Local Eastleigh conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Eastleigh) who are responsible for things like upkeep of paths to vacant buildings.

 
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