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Conveyancing in Eastleigh Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

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.

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

A.

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.

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.

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

A.

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.

Q.

We are buying on a ex-industrial use land. Is the soil possibly contaminated?

A.

Restrictions exist to limit soil contamination, decades after exposure the effect of some contaminants can be felt. The local authority for Eastleigh will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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.

Q.

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

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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.

In 2 months we are looking to be finally moving from our period home in Eastleigh into a larger property in Chandlers Ford what is the right point to appoint a removals firm?

A.

We will advise that buyers and sellers put off arranging removals until exchange of contracts as a definitive date will not have been scheduled. Commonly home removals companies will charge a re booking amount . Try Cranbury's Removals & Storage, 67 Cranbury Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5HB on 023 80652630 or Steele & Co, Links House/Tower Ind Est/Tower La, Eastleigh, SO50 6NZ Phone: 01962 878553.

 
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