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Conveyancing in Eastleigh Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/01/18

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.

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.

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How do I guard against being gazumped?

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Gazumping takes place when a seller accepts an offer, only to reject it in favour of a greater offer. The chance of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. Consider instructing a proactive solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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How much is the council tax on a Sixties semi-detached Band B house in Eastleigh?

A.

You should be supply the property's council tax band with the title report.

Up-to-date charges for Eastleigh are detailed at the Eastleigh council site. On 13 January 2013 the rates are:

  • Band A - £956.00
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  • Band B - £1,115.00
  • Band C - £1,274.00
  • Band D - £1,434.00
  • Band E - £1,752.00
  • Band F - £2,071.00
  • Band G - £2,389.00
  • Band H - £2,867.00

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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.

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At what point is it wise to speak to a conveyancing solicitor to act for us?

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The short answer is, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing firm, the better, as there are several tasks that can begin straight away. Early instruction of a solicitor can limit the risk of the other side pulling out.

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How do you work out stamp duty, how much should it be on a £883000 property?

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The Stamp Duty that will be due is based on the property's price. For a property estimated at £883000, the rate will be £35320.*

*Correct as of 01/03/2013

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?

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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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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.