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Conveyancing in Hampshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 10/01/18

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Hampshire -

By road: Hampshire is served by the M3, M27, M271, A30, A31, A34, A272, A303, and A338. By rail: The train stations in Hampshire include Alton, Andover, Ashurst New Forest, Fleet, Havant, Hook, Liphook, Lymington, Romsey, Swanwick, Southampton Central, and Winchester.

By air: Using Winchester as representative of the large towns in Hampshire, the closest airports are: Southampton Airport (12 miles), Blackbushe and TAG London Farnborough Airports (both 34 miles), Chichester/Goodwood Airport (35), and Bournemouth Airport (38 miles).

Hospitals (representative): Andover War Memorial, Charlton Road, Andover, SP10 3LB Basingstoke & North Hampshire, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, RG24 9NA Royal Hampshire County, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5DG Romsey, Winchester Hill, Romsey, SO51 7ZA Southampton General, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD Lymington New Forest, Welworthy Road, Lymington, SO41 8QD

Council: Hampshire County (www.hants.gov.uk).

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Attractions: Marwell Wildlife Park, Portchester Castle, New Forest Wildlife Park, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, HMS Victory and Mary Rose Museum, Highclere Castle, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, HMS Warrior, New Forest, Spinnaker Tower, Milestones Museum, Romsey Abbey, Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen’s House Museum, Mottisfont Abbey, HMS Victory, D-Day Museum, Fort Nelson, Exbury Gardens, and Staunton Country Park.

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Might the quote for the conveyancing for my house in Hampshire take into account any hidden costs?

No. We will not charge any additional fees as we operate a fixed-fee system matched with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. Be aware that some solicitors do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.

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My partner and I are planning to buy in Hampshire, but are there any conservation areas that we should avoid?

Conservation areas indicate special locations of historical or architectural significance. While being in a conservation area can make it more attractive, because of the necessary restrictions applied to what you and your neighbours can do with the external aspects of the buildings (including some plants and trees), it can also make the prospect more expensive to ensure you are always in keeping with the conservation rules. Your solicitor will provide more details and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have, regarding specific conservation areas in Hampshire.

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Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Hampshire? Are these checked for thoroughly?

There are numerous contaminants that may affect a property. Contaminants such as air pollution and proximity to landfill sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches and highlighted in the solicitor’s report on title.

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Handling the legal work without using a property solicitor in Hampshire looks like a good way to strip out costs. However, would embarking on our own conveyancing be a silly move?

Legally speaking, there is no reason why you can’t engage in your own conveyancing without assistance from a professional. In reality, however, a conveyancing solicitor in Hampshire handles a large number of tasks, ranging from liaising with the insolvency office for k15 entries to the Land Registry formalities, many of which need training. In addition, your relative inexperience could incur significant delays that might jeopardise your whole move. Talk to one of our experts at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 for more information and to receive your fixed-fee quote.

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I am on a deadline and will need to get fast conveyancing in Hampshire, but what do we need to do?

The key to speeding up the conveyancing process is to employ a proactive, diligent and communicative solicitor, like the ones we have on our panels at Homeward Legal. There are also several tasks that you as the buyer can do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • arranging your mortgage offer early
  • keeping in regular contact with the solicitor and applying pressure if you suspect any unnecessary delays
  • completing and returning all forms as soon as possible
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What will the cost of my conveyancing searches in Hampshire be?

The cost of searches varies considerably depending on which searches are requested and to what depth they are taken. Searches are disbursements paid out to a third party and passed on to you at cost.

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I am likely to be moving out of our detached property in Hampshire into a new home in East Sussex, so what is the best point to choose a home-removal company?

Most lawyers will advise you to delay appointing a removals firm until such time as the contracts have been exchanged. Prior to this point, a definitive move date won’t have been set, and you may be liable to the removal firm’s rearrangement fees.

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At what point do you need to arrange a solicitor for our move to Hampshire?

The straightforward answer is: early instruction is far preferable to waiting. Prompt appointment of a legal firm to act for you on your Hampshire transaction can reduce any chance of your transaction aborting. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699.

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At what point do you need to arrange a solicitor?

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The straightforward answer is, earlier is preferable. Prompt instruction of a firm to act for you on your Hampshire transaction can reduce any chance of your transaction aborting.

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My partner and I are planning to buy in Hampshire, and need to know if there are many conservation areas.

Conservation areas categorise local areas of historic or architectural significance. Your solicitor will provide more details and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have, regarding specific conservation areas in Hampshire.

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Which of the lender panels in Hampshire are you on?

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The Homeward Legal partnership work with all the major lenders financing purchasers in Hampshire. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Lady, 115 The Street, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8EF, Delbridge M S, 29 Premier Way, Romsey, SO51 9DF, and Holmberg Erling Trading, 7 Hope Rd, Shanklin, PO37 6EA.

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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
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Should we be worried about gazumping?

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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.

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Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Hampshire. Are these checked for thoroughly?

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Numerous of contaminants may affect property. Contaminants such as air pollution and proximity to landfill sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

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We are buying a sixties investment property in a conservation area. How do I find data relating to the standard of upkeep of the Hampshire conservation area?

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Conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Winchester) who govern things like upkeep of paths to the thwarting of advertising hoardings. English Heritage administer a detailed list on the state of repair of conservation areas along with the trend.