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Conveyancing in Hilsea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

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.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing?

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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.

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What are our options if we invest in a period house in a Portsmouth local authority designated conservation area ?

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Part of the legal process involves carrying out searches of the Portsmouth authority to see conservation area status and the required consent for any changes. .

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

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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.

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We are interested in purchasing a residence in Hilsea. Can I check that the residence is in a conservation area?

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The streets and neighbourhoods in or near Hilsea will include several conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your lawyer will address this during the conveyancing process.

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We are buying a restored chapel in the parish of Owslebury. Are we advised to get a chancel search?

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Whichever Hilsea parish you are purchasing in, a lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search. In Hilsea's much older areas, chancel repair may be imposed on the owners of a house where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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

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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.

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Is your solicitor team able to very fast completions on the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Hilsea?

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Yes - Our recommended conveyancing firms in Hilsea commonly get instructed by buyers at auction. Lawyers always suggest purchasers to formally instruct a suitable property lawyer in advance of the date of the auction to allow for a full report of the legal papers for the lot.

Post auction day your dedicated conveyancing lawyer will be ready for briskly completing all of the legal work within a as tight time frame as required by the terms of sale.

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In relation to the Met Office warn of more intense rain - 15-30% (according to climate change risk in 2012), we are thinking that environmental searches may not be sufficient?

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A thorough lawyer in Hilsea should always apply for property environmental searches if the initial search spots a significant risk.

For extra assurance you can get in touch with a next door neighbour.