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Conveyancing in Havant Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Commuting from Havant? ;

The closest station to Havant is Havant. The closest airport to Havant is Bembridge IoW, Sandown Rd Airport. Southampton Airport is 18 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 14 miles and Sandown IoW Airport is 18 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Havant having excellent major road access close at approximately a mile and a half of the A3M Junction 5 Northbound.

Havant War Memorial is a nearby hospital to Havant.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a £463,000 property? We are looking for an affordable Havant conveyancing quote.

A.

Both high-street and online solicitors offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Any disbursements ought to be defined on the quote Any charges listed in the terms should be clearly defined. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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I am purchasing a property with Barnsley Building Society, what will I need to be aware of?

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When buying with a mortgage, the lender will require legal work to be carried out. Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased legal costs for home buyers if a second lawyer is required by their lender. We will act for most mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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How is Havant contaminated land identified?

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Residential property may have been contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors, such as shallow mining and proposed erection of mobile masts. An environmental search can provide much more clarity. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Port Way, PO6 4UD.

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We are going to buy a 1950s investment property in a designated conservation areas, where can I lay my hands on more data in respect of the state of upkeep of the Havant conservation area?

A.

English Heritage administer information on the condition of conservation areas in Havant and across England along with the vulnerability of the area.

Local conservation areas are nominated by the local Havant planning authority, who maintain everything from whether trees can be cut down to the stoppage of street clutter.

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I've had a quote from you. Will there be any hidden fees?

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No. We never charge any extra, hidden fees for conveyancing in Havant. Buyers and sellers should be aware that some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which they will not be bound to.

Q.

For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £747,000 home, what can we do to speed up the process?

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Essential to a faster move is to employing a experienced solicitor. You should consider:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • Will they order searches immediately?

Q.

Does a conveyancing solicitor in Havant report back on the potential risk of local flooding in Havant for a Sixties property we intend to buy?

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor conducts standard protocol environmental searches that incorporate Havant flood risk area data.

Q.

We are going to buy in Battins. Is it possible to apply for stamp duty relief in Havant?

A.

Havant disadvantaged areas are identified by council ward, and impacted areas currently include Barncroft, Battins, Bondfields and Warren Park. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

 
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