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Conveyancing in Fordingbridge Q & A's

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Updated: 21/04/17

Fordingbridge attractions

Rockbourne Roman Villa Hampshire Passport and Breamore House Historic Houses Association are around Fordingbridge.

Fordingbridge's closest airport is Bournemouth International Airport. Southampton Airport is 19 miles and away. The nearest station to Fordingbridge is Salisbury.

The most convenient hospital is Fordingbridge.


How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Fordingbridge for a 797,000 property?


Numerous law firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Busy, stressed buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Any disbursements ought to be listed on the quote Costslisted in the terms should be reasonable and clear.


As a consequence of the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began we are questioning whether environmental searches may not be detailed enough?


Flood searches carried out by the conveyancer in Fordingbridge should also include a more rigorous search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you remain still nervous you can get in touch with a local resident or local Hampshire flooding repair expert like Patrick Browne Construction, 1 Mill Ct, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JQ Tel: 01722 487704.


For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £447k house, what can we do to speed up our conveyancing process?


Essential to buying faster is to use a experienced lawyer. Additionally, there are several tasks you, as the purchaser, can also do. These include:

  • responding to your lawyer by phone, fax or email wherever possible
  • if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can
  • requesting regular updates from your lawyer and keep the pressure on
  • Q.

    Would getting a Homebuyer Report be a good idea when we are purchasing any property in Fordingbridge?


    It is heavily suggested that buyers arrange a house survey if purchasing in Fordingbridge. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that have a negative impact on a property, which will not be covered by the legal work, for example poor ventilation.


    Direct Line Mortgages will be our lender - what will we need to know?


    When arranging a mortgage, the lender will require legal work to be carried out. Buyers in Fordingbridge should be aware that some lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For house purchasers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of all major CML-approved lenders.


    What causes purchase conveyancing work to need such a long time?


    Conveyancing could take more time than budgeted. We see how frustrating such delays may be and seek to reduce their cost if it is possible to do so.


    At what point should you instruct a solicitor to act on our sale?


    The straightforward answer is, the sooner the better, as there are several tasks that can be performed straight away. Instructing a firm to handle your Fordingbridge conveyancing early for a sale means that relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties), whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.


    We are intending to buy a renovated maisonette within a conservation area. How do we locate more information on the state of repair?


    Following a campaign, English Heritage have created records of the condition of conservation areas in Fordingbridge and throughout England. Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (New Forest) who maintain conservation area concerns from building materials used to the hindrance of street posts.