Find out more about conveyancing in Hampshire
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Hampshire, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Hampshire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Hampshire: A mover's guide
With a spectacular coastline and the delight of the New Forest and South Downs as the backdrop, Hampshire has a special allure for home movers.
With excellent road and rail links, Hampshire is also a desirable location for commuters, but its appeal lies in its stunning great outdoors.
Looking to move to the south coast? We've got all you need to know about home moving and conveyancing in Hampshire?
What does conveyancing in Hampshire involve?
When you buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property, conveyancing is the term used for the paperwork and legal formalities that are part of the process. For example, if you are buying a home in Hampshire, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Hampshire conveyancing solicitors are all fully qualified professionals who do all the hard work on your behalf. Read more here on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.
How do I get a quote conveyancing in Hampshire?
Use our online quote builder to get a quote for conveyancing in Hampshire on screen in minutes. All we need is some information about your transaction, about you and the property. You can call our team seven days a week on . Or, if you prefer, ask for a callback at a convenient time.
Why should I choose a Hampshire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
Whether buying, selling or remortgaging in Hampshire, conveyancing can be a stressful process. So, we are here to ensure your move runs as smoothly as possible by:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Hampshire will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- Only working with conveyancing solicitors regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- Never using complicated or unnecessary jargon but always explaining what's going on in plain English.
- Offering no-completion protection offer to ensure you do not lose out if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- Always putting you first: with hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews, you can see how high our customer satisfaction is.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Hampshire cost?
No one-price-fits-all when it comes to conveyancing in Hampshire because each transaction is unique. The final bill will depend on several factors, such as the value of the property involved. A Hampshire conveyancing transaction for a property purchase will include solicitors' and Land Registry fees and costs for a surveyor and Stamp Duty Land Tax*** for a buyer. The final bill will also include fees for searches and bank transfers. Our guide to average conveyancing fees has all you need to know about costs.
***Please Note; the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. This was due to end on 31 March, but it was announced in the 2021 Budget that it will now end on 30 June. After this date, the starting rate of stamp duty will be £250,000 until the end of September. Stamp duty will then return to the level of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Hampshire's best home-mover destinations?
Hampshire is blessed with stunning green space and bracing sea air, but there are still excellent urban centres for those who demand the best of all words. Winchester is the county town and renowned as a very family-friendly city, with lots of pretty villages surrounding the city to spark interest.
The biggest cities are Southampton and Portsmouth, just 30 miles apart, though a million miles away from each other in terms of football rivalry, but each has plenty of affordable spots to live in. Gosport and Southsea are equally as attractive for home buyers.
For quintessential thatched cottages down quiet country lanes, check out the area around Petersfield, which is in the South Downs National Park. And for New Forest delights, look to Brockenhurst and Ashurst.
How much does an average property cost in Hampshire?
The desirability of Hampshire as a home mover destination is reflected in the average sold prices for the county for 2020, which the Land Registry notes at £314,806. Southampton's average of £215,597 and Portsmouth's average of £212,103 compare very favourably with the average of £413,479 in Winchester. Find out what your Hampshire budget can stretch to by checking out the most recent data on sold property prices for the county at the Land Registry.
Is conveyancing in Hampshire slower when buying a leasehold property?
With around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, this property tenure can bring an added complication to conveyancing in Hampshire. Leasehold means a homeowner only owns the property itself but not the land on which it stands. Instead this land is leased for a specific period, often decades or longer. When selling, the buyer must be certain of their legal rights and of how long they are entitled to live in their new home. When instructed for leasehold conveyancing in Hampshire, a solicitor will make specific enquiries from the freeholder or landowner. Sometimes this information is delayed, which can slow up the transaction. There's more information in our guide to buying leasehold.
Which council has control of schooling in Hampshire?
Hampshire County Council provides state education for most of the county. In Southampton and Portsmouth, the city councils are the local authorities responsible for education. Hampshire also has a large selection of independent and academy schools. Check out the Ofsted ranking of your chosen school in the government's school comparison website.
Is there an increased flood risk for property in Hampshire?
All areas of England have fallen victim to unexpected flood events because of heavy rainfall and storms. No matter where you are buying, ask your Hampshire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search. The Environment Agency's guide to flood risk across England is another helpful resource when you're looking for a new home.
What searches do I need for Hampshire conveyancing?
Your conveyancing solicitor for a Hampshire property purchase will explain the essential searches required to complete your transaction. Our informative guide to all searches explains what is needed for conveyancing. A local authority search will detail planning consents and information about proposed roads or developments. It's useful for information on conservation areas, such as parts of Basingstoke and Winchester in Hampshire. An environmental search will reveal any concerns around contaminated land, often reclaimed brownfield sites now used for new developments. Your Hampshire conveyancing solicitor will explain if you need a chancel repair liability search, which covers the historic charge dating back to the creation of the Church of England. Find out more about chancel repair liability in our detailed guide.
Did you know?
The waterproof raincoat was invented in Hampshire when a former draper's apprentice called Thomas Burberry designed a coat using a new product called gabardine. He opened his first shop in Basingstoke in 1856.
Highclere Castle is now recognised by millions of TV fans as the real Downton Abbey. The home of the Earl of Carnarvon, today the stately home located north-west of Basingstoke has been used in filming for the hit TV drama for a decade.
Make conveyancing in Hampshire easy with Homeward Legal
Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Hampshire, conveyancing can seem complicated. Here at Homeward Legal, we ensure your conveyancing is simple and effective every time. Get a quote online or call us on . You can also request a callback at a time that suits you.
Towns and districts within this county include:
Aldershot, Alresford, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Bordon, Burghfield-Common, Chandlers-Ford, Eastleigh, Emsworth, Fareham, Farnborough, Fawley, Fleet, Fordingbridge, Frogmore, Gosport, Havant, Hayling-Island, Hedge-End, Hilsea, Hook, Kempshott, Lee-On-The-Solent, Liphook, Liss, Locks-Heath, Lymington, Lyndhurst, New-Forest, New-Milton, North-End, Northam, Oakley, Petersfield, Ringwood, Romsey, Southsea, Stockbridge, Tadley, Totton, Warsash, Waterlooville, Whiteley, Winchester, Yateley