By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"A solicitor team to be confident in throughout your move."
You will need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle your legal work, if you’re buying, selling or remortgaging a home in Fareham.
Homeward Legal’s conveyancing lawyers have a wealth of experience of conveyancing in Fareham and around Hampshire, and our pragmatic approach means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our property lawyers undertake all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed cost.
If for any reason your Hampshire house move does not complete you will not be charged any conveyancing fees.
With their local experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you along every step of your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Fareham is served by the M27, A27 and A32. By rail: The nearest train station is Fareham. By air: Southampton Airport is 14 miles from Fareham.
Hospital: St. Christopher’s, 52 Wickham Road, Fareham, PO16 7JD. Council: Fareham Borough Council (www.fareham.gov.uk).
Attractions: Fort Nelson, Portsmouth Harbour, Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, Portchester Castle, Westbury Manor Museum, and Calshot Castle.Q.
Numerous property lawyers claim to offer cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately, additional charges, not overtly stated, can inflate the final bill. Any disbursements ought to be listed on any quote for conveyancing in Fareham. 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.Q.
Flood searches will be handled by your conveyancing solicitor as part of the standard conveyancing. This will look at the flood risk for your property and its environs and, if the risk is significant, your solicitor may order a more thorough search (Landmark). If you are still concerned why not speak to a neighbour? Or you could discuss any issues with a local Hampshire flooding repair expert, such as:
Although you may be eager to appoint a removals firm, because this feels as if the move is now ‘real’, the ideal approach is to avoid making arrangements until you have confirmed your completion date. This only happens after the signing of contracts. Be aware that some removals firms impose a rebooking fine or a rearrangement levy. There are many local and national companies who operate in the Fareham area, including:
Your conveyancer will have a dialogue with the local authority responsible for setting the council tax charges. The band and the charge for your property for the tax year in which the exchange of contracts occurs will be detailed in the subsequent report on title. Fareham’s council tax rates are available on the council’s website (see the public service information section at the head of these FAQs). For the 2016/2017 tax year, Fareham’s rates were:
Retrieved on 17 February 2017Q.
The Homeward Legal partnership have experienced solicitors who work in conjunction with the majority of lenders and brokers who are approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Fareham, such as:
Most people will have anecdotes describing how dreadfully long their previous conveyancing took, and how frustrating it was. More often than not, the extended time is down to the fact that buyers, sellers and solicitors in the chain are awaiting responses from others, or haven’t completed forms in a timely manner. On average, then, it can take anywhere between 1 and 3 months. With the experienced solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service, using solicitors who are highly proactive. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote.Q.
The most essential point to facilitate speedier conveyancing is to instruct a communicative and proactive property lawyer, like those at Homeward Legal. You should also consider the following questions:
Homeward Legal provide immediate, fixed-fee quotes, reinforced by a guarantee of ‘No Completion, No Fee’. Our solicitors are trained to proactively manage the communication using the latest technology, supported by state-of-the-art, integrated systems to ensure an earlier completion than other firms. Use the quote calculator, or give us a call on 0800 038 6699.Q.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) depends on the purchase value of the property and is triggered once the price goes over £125,000. Using the example cited, the stamp duty would be £380 on a property bought for £144,000. Note 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.Q.
Fareham is located in Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ, phone: 01329 236 100Q.
Essential to fast conveyancing is to instruct a communicative property lawyer. Consider the following:
With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, instructing as early as possible is better, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks which may be performed very early in the process. Instructing a firm to handle your Fareham conveyancing early could mitigate the chance of your transaction falling through.Q.
No. Our solicitors do not hide any hidden costs to buy or sell a home in Fareham. Be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.Q.
Given the region's industrial and agricultural history in parts of Fareham, topsoil contamination is unavoidable. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contamination.Q.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors heavily advise that most purchasers book a RICS surveyor if you are planning to buy in Fareham. A wide range of issues can affect a property, which include cracks around door frames. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.Q.
Stamp Duty is based on the value of the property. It will be £26440 on a £661000 home.*
*This information correct as of January 2013