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Conveyancing in Hampshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Local points of interest in Hampshire

Itchen Stoke St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Avington Park Historic Houses Association are in the vicinity of Hampshire.

Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport is 11 miles from Hampshire. Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 24 miles, Southampton Airport is 12 miles and Blackbushe Airport is 23 miles away and the nearest station to Hampshire is Alresford: Watercress Line, approximately 2 miles away.

The closest hospital to Hampshire is Winchester, Royal Hampshire County.


What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £165k property? I am looking for discount conveyancing.


Many online and high street solicitors purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges will be included in the small print. Applicable disbursements ought to be defined on the quote Additional costs which are listed in the terms ought to be fair. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.


Should we be worried about gazumping?


Gazumping takes place when a home owner approves the 1st buyer's offer, only to refuse it in favour of a higher offer. It could occur weeks into a transaction. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a danger of gazumping. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a fast, efficient solicitor as early as possible.


If you are buying close by a church furlong in Hampshire, is it necessary to get a chancel search?


Some owners in Hampshire can be required to contribute towards upkeep of a local church. A chancel search confirms that such a liability exists. Your conveyancing lawyer can provide more details.


If I am buying near Hampshire, in the parish of Winchester St Maurice, do we need a chancel search?


Regardless of the Hampshire parish in which you are purchasing, the conveyancing solicitor could advise that a chancel search be ordered. In older areas of Hampshire, chancel repair may be apportioned on owners of a home where church councils have previously chosen not to do so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.


We are buying on a new development brownfield site. Is the soil likely to remain contaminated?


Hampshire and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Hampshire, including local authorities.


Which local authority is responsible for Hampshire?

  • Hampshire intersects with the following local authorities: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AH, phone: 01256 844 844
  • East Hampshire District Council, Penns Place, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EX, phone: 01730 266 551
  • Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BY, phone: 01372 732 000
  • Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ, phone: 01329 236 100
  • Gosport Borough Council, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EB, phone: 023 9258 4242
  • Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB, phone: 01483 505 050
  • Havant Borough Council, Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2AX, phone: 023 9247 4174
  • Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD phone: 01983 821 000
  • New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7PA, phone: 023 8028 5001
  • New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7PA, phone: 023 8028 5003
  • New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7PA, phone: 023 8028 5004
  • Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales, NP20 4UR, phone: 01633 656 656
  • Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2BG, phone: 023 9282 2251
  • Rushmoor Borough Council, Council Offices, Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7JU, phone: 01252 398 398
  • Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7LY, phone: 02380 833 000
  • Test Valley Borough Council, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3AJ, phone: 01264 368 000
  • Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1RL, phone: 01923 776 611
  • Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LJ, phone: 01962 840 222
  • Wyre Forest Districy Council, Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1DB phone: 01562 732928
  • Q.

    How much is the council tax on a detached Band C house in Hampshire?


    You will be informed about your new home's band within the title report. Up-to-date rates for homes in Hampshire are set out online at the Winchester local authority website. At the time of authoring on 03 July 2012 the rates are:

    • Band A - £958.00
    • Band B - £1,118.00
    • Band C - £1,277.00
    • Band D - £1,437.00
    • Band E - £1,757.00
    • Band F - £2,076.00
    • Band G - £2,395.00
    • Band H - £2,874.00


    Can I get out of paying stamp duty land tax?


    Stamp duty scheme is not advised when buying in Hampshire, as such schemes are costly and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.