By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"Teamwork is crucial for an easier completion."
If you are buying or selling your home, you will need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of conveyancing experience in Hampshire and across the south of England. With our pre-emptive, speed-focused methods, that means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who perform all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed cost.
If your Hampshire move does not complete we do not charge you any solicitors fees.
With Hampshire experience, our CQS solicitors will lead you along every step of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
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).Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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.
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:
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.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
Numerous of contaminants may affect property. Contaminants such as air pollution and proximity to landfill sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
The cost of searches varies considerably. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party.Q.
Key to a fast transaction is to instruct a proactive, diligent solicitor. Additionally, there are several things you as the purchaser could do to speed up the legal work, including, pushing the solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible) and if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can.Q.
A property lawyer will always establish if the property is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have requisite permission. If no necessary permissions be supplied your Hampshire conveyancing solicitor will recommend the options, which include getting an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective approval from Winchester local authority.