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Conveyancing in Fawley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Noted Fawley interest

Bursledon Hants Windmill, Calshot Castle English Heritage and Calshot Activities Centre Hampshire Passport are in the vicinity of Fawley.

Fawley's closest airport is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport. Southampton Airport is 9 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 16 miles, Sandown IoW Airport is 15 miles and Bournemouth International Airport is 22 miles away and Fawley's nearest station is Hamble.

The closest hospital for Fawley is Hythe.

Q.

We are looking for discount conveyancing. How do I get a quote?

A.

This issue catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in small print, left unregarded by busy property buyers and sellers Your conveyancing quote should also clearly state applicable disbursements.

Q.

Market Harborough Building Society is going to be our lender - is there anything we need to consider?

A.

Recently, a number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased conveyancing costs for house purchasers. We are able to act on behalf of all large lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.

Q.

An unanticipated event mean we would prefer to move along quickly and exchange on the selling of a house rapidly, do Homeward Legal have any auction specialist fast solicitors in Fawley ?

A.

Our chosen solicitors by default adopt a highly efficient approach to completing the conveyancing and title transfer for sellers. Homeward Legals CQS solicitors approach is different as we use the latest productivity systems . Crucially we allocate you a solicitor trained to communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller chain .

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Forties mid-terrace Band H home in Fawley?

A.

You should be give detail your house's council tax band as part of the report on title. The latest tax charges for homes in Fawley are listed online at the Eastleigh local authority website. At the time of authoring (14 October 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £956.00
  • 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

Q.

How can I protect the purchase from gazumping?

A.

This occurs when an offer is, following agreement, later rejected by the seller, opting instead for a greater offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

Q.

The property being purchased is on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

A.

Most top-soils in Fawley have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as organohalides and groundwater contamination.

Q.

Having read about the Met Office warn of more intense rain - 15-30% (according to climate change risk in 2012), we are wondering if property conveyancing searches won't be detailed enough?

A.

The Fawley property lawyer will recommend that you carry out flood risk searches if the standard searches establishes a Fawley flood risk area data

It could be worth trying to also contact a neighbour or local resident for further insight if you are still worried.

Q.

Does a Fawley property solicitor get any conveyancing searches on the Hampshire Sixties semi-detached house I am buying?

A.

The normal procedure is to get the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and occasionally less common searches for instance Land charge Search (bankruptcy only).

 
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