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Conveyancing in Lee On The Solent Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Regional services information

The nearest station to Lee On The Solent is Fareham. The closest airport to Lee On The Solent is Bembridge IoW, Sandown Rd Airport (10 miles). Southampton Airport is 13 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 10 miles and Sandown IoW Airport is 11 miles away.

The most convenient hospital to Lee On The Solent is Gosport War Memorial.

Q.

Do all cheap conveyancing quotes have extra fees? We need affordable conveyancing.

A.

Several property lawyers claim to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional costs are frequently hidden in small print. Excited property buyers and sellers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Fees ought to be fair and reasonable and only apply to matters if your solicitor is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should be included on any quote for conveyancing in Lee On The Solent

Q.

Would ordering a house survey be required if we are buying a house in Lee On The Solent?

A.

We firmly recommend that all buyers book a surveyor to undertake a survey. Many concerns affect a property. These can include settlement and rotten roof timbers, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

Q.

Why does purchase conveyancing seem to be so slow?

A.

The legal work involved in buying or selling Lee On The Solent property can take more time even in ideal circumstances. Sometimes, the causes are out of the solicitors' control. Homeward Legal know how distracting such delays can be and do our best to reduce their consequences by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as problems with arranging a mortgage.

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How much is the council tax on a Fifties semi-detached Band F home in Lee On. The Solent?

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You will be cover the homes council tax band as part of the title report. Correct charges for properties in Lee On. The Solent are listed at the Gosport council website. As at, 04 March 2013, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £966.00
  • Band B - £1,126.00
  • Band C - £1,287.00
  • Band D - £1,448.00
  • Band E - £1,770.00
  • Band F - £2,092.00
  • Band G - £2,414.00
  • Band H - £2,897.00

Q.

For fast conveyancing to buy a £487k property, what should we arrange to speed up our transaction?

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Finding a proactive solicitor is the key to fast conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a solicitor, consider these points: Was there a delay delivering a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.

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Will a property solicitor in Lee On The Solent advise me on the potential risk of floods in the Lee On The Solent area?

A.

A key part of the legal due diligence procedure involves the solicitor conducting property conveyancing searches that go in specific information on the subject of Lee On The Solent flooding.

Q.

As a consequence of the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 10-12 years we are wondering if flood searches won't be thorough enough?

A.

Environmental searches handled by the conveyancing solicitor in Lee On The Solent should include a more informative search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are concerned try to contact a local resident.

Q.

How usual is gazumping?

A.

This describes circumstances where a seller agrees to an offer and then rejects it, selecting instead another purchaser's offer. This may happen weeks into a sale. The danger of gazumping is present in any transaction. Consider instructing an efficient solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

 
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