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Conveyancing in Hilsea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Local points of interest in Hilsea

Portchester Castle English Heritage and Fort Brockhurst English Heritage are around Hilsea.

Hilsea is close at within 1m of the M27 junction entry 12 Eastbound.

Hilsea train station is around 1 mile from Hilsea and Bembridge IoW, Sandown Rd Airport is 10 miles from Hilsea. Southampton Airport is 16 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 11 miles and Sandown IoW Airport is 14 miles away.

The nearest hospital is St Marys Portsmouth.


How do we find affordable conveyancing?


The confusion over this point catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers promote cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Excited buyers and sellers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. A quote should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid. Any costs which are listed in the solicitor's terms should be clearly defined. They be applicable solely where the conveyancer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


The estate agent has suggested the firm of solicitors which they often use. Will it be easier to instruct this firm?


Many estate agents have arrangements with solicitors whereby they refer work to them. These referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.


What will affect land in Hilsea. Are these thoroughly investigated?

Residential property in Hilsea will be contaminated by numerous environmental factors, such as overhead transmission lines. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.


Does the property lawyer in Hilsea apply for any searches on the Hampshire Fifties mid terrace townhouse I am buying?


The customary procedure will be to get Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly specific searches such as Coal and Brine.


For a fast exchange and completion on the purchase of a £366,000 property, how could we speed up the transaction?


It is a truism that finding a proactive and experienced property lawyer is crucial to fast conveyancing. There are a range of things you as the purchaser can also do to get moving sooner, including, requesting regular updates from your property lawyer and keep the pressure on, answering any queries raised by the property lawyer as soon as possible and getting your mortgage offer in place.


What would our searches cost?


The cost of searches will vary. Searches are paid to a third party, and will not be included in your solicitor's fees.


How can I learn additional information on the conservation areas in Hilsea?


English Heritage keep information about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability. Conservation area matters like the upkeep of public spaces, coloured road surfaces or street guard rails are handled by the local Portsmouth planning authority.


Will I need to get a chancel liability search? I am buying a maisonette close by a 1500s vicarage in Hilsea.


Where land in Hilsea was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise upkeep of a local church. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Your conveyancing solicitor can provide more details. Ecclesiastical properties in Hilsea where a chancel search may be necessary include St Francis, North End Team Ministry.