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Conveyancing in New Forest Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Local area and health information and addresses ;

The nearest station to New Forest is Ashurst New Forest. New Forest's nearest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (11 miles s). Southampton Airport is 13 miles and away.

Fenwick Lyndhurst is the nearest hospital for New Forest.

Q.

How do I find the best conveyancing rates in New Forest for a £446,000 property?

A.

Both high-street and online law firms purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on a quote. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

Q.

Which factors will contaminate land in New Forest. Are these properly investigated?

A.

Residential property in New Forest is contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues, such as brine works. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

Q.

For fast legal work to buy a £ 280,000 property, how can we speed things up?

A.

Finding a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor is the key to fast conveyancing. Beyond that, there are various jobs you, as the buyer, can do to get moving sooner, such as, pushing the conveyancing solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, completing all forms as soon as possible and arranging your mortgage offer.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Sixties semi-detached Band A building in New Forest?

A.

You should be include your house's council tax band as part of the report on title.

The latest tax charges for New Forest are tabled at the New Forest council site. At the time of authoring (14 June 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £978.00
  • Band B - £1,141.00
  • Band C - £1,304.00
  • Band D - £1,466.00
  • Band E - £1,792.00
  • Band F - £2,118.00
  • Band G - £2,444.00
  • Band H - £2,933.00

Q.

Which mortgage lender panels in New Forest are your solicitors members of?

A.

We have worked with the majority of lenders serving New Forest home purchasers. New Forest lenders and mortgage specialists include Threshold Mortgages, 35 Carlton Cr, Southampton, SO15 2EW, At Mortgages, 35-37 Victoria Rd, Southampton, SO19 9DY, and Umbrella Financial Services, 7 London Rd, Southampton, SO15 2AE.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for New Forest?

A.

New Forest is located in New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7PA, phone: 023 8028 5000

Q.

What do property searches refer to?

A.

Conveyancing searches are a typical pack of enquiries requested by your conveyancing lawyer through particular organisations, including a local authority search, and only relate to issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.

Q.

We are buying a barn conversion in Eastrop. Will we need a chancel search?

A.

A property solicitor could recommend a chancel search. Through some church councils have decided to impose chancel repairs on the owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will remain liability-free for new owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

 
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