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Trusted by 100s of clients for their conveyancing in Southampton, our accredited conveyancing solicitors have the expertise and experience to make the process as quickly and efficient as possible.

If you’re buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property or land in Southampton, we are here to help you 6 days a week.

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Fixed Legal Fee* quotes with no hidden costs

Our conveyancing solicitors in Southampton will carry out all the legal work you need for a fixed fee.

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No Completion No Fee protection as standard

You won’t be charged any solicitors’ fees if for any reason your transaction falls through.

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Our nationwide panel of premium property lawyers can take care of your local conveyancing needs in Southampton.

When dealing with property transactions, there's so much to think about, and the amount of paperwork and legal formalities to go through can feel overwhelming.

But that's where Homeward Legal can help you.

Our expert, friendly panel of conveyancing solicitors in Southampton provide a reliable conveyancing service and will do all the legal work for you, so you can focus on all the other aspects that come with buying or selling a property.

We offer efficient online conveyancing services and we can assist our clients in Southampton and South East England, including Portsmouth, Poole and Bournemouth.

To get in touch with our friendly team, you can call us on or get a quick conveyancing quote.


How our conveyancing solicitors in Southampton can help you

Whatever your situation, our conveyancing solicitors in Southampton can assist you with all the legal matters and ensure you get an easy ride for your conveyancing journey.

Our expertise and range of conveyancing services include:

Whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging, our Southampton conveyancing solicitors are on hand to take care of the paperwork and legal processes so you can stress less.

Here are seven great reasons to feel confident in coming to Homeward Legal for your conveyancing in Southampton:

Straightforward

We'll explain everything in plain English.We don't complicate conveyancing with unnecessary legal jargon.

Transparent costs

The Fixed Legal Fee* you're quoted is exactly what you'll pay. No hidden extras.

No-completion protection

Our No Completion No Fee guarantee means you won't pay anything in legal fees if your transaction doesn't go through.

Regulated

We only work with experienced conveyancing solicitors in Southampton who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

Trusted

Don't just take our word for it - we're rated ‘Excellent' on Trustpilot thanks to well over a thousand independent customer reviews.

Convenient

No travelling, no appointments.Get a quote instantly and have much of the work completed online or over the phone.

Available

Any questions? Our team are available to help until 6pm on weekdays, and 4pm on Saturdays.


How much does it cost for conveyancing in Southampton? 

Conveyancing fees will vary depending on the value of the property involved and individual circumstances. 

However, we can look at the different stages of conveyancing and estimate how much these will cost by identifying what you will be expected to pay for. 

Here's what's included in your conveyancing bill:

  • Solicitors' fees
  • Surveyor fees
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (Land Transaction Tax in Wales)
  • Land Registry fees
  • Local authority searches
  • Other disbursements
  • Electronic bank transfer fee
  • Management pack for leasehold properties
  • VAT

Disbursements are fees and charges that your solicitor must pay as part of the conveyancing process. Some of these fees must be paid up front and your solicitor will request payment from you before going ahead. Others are added to the final bill.

Our fixed legal fee guarantee also means your costs won't change during the conveyancing process.**

You can also check out our guide to the average costs of conveyancing.


How does the conveyancing process work in Southampton?

The conveyancing process involves several key steps, including property searches, contract exchange, and completion.

Property searches are conducted to check for any issues or restrictions that may afect the property.

Once both parties are satisfied with the terms, contracts are exchanged, and a deposit is paid.

Finally, on the agreed-upon completion date, the remaining funds are transferred, and the property officially changes hands.

Throughout the process, conveyancing solicitors or licensed conveyancers play a crucial role in handling the legal aspects, ensuring all necessary checks and paperwork are in order, and facilitating a smooth transfer of ownership.

You can also check out our guide to the conveyancing process.


How long does the conveyancing process take in Southampton?

As with conveyancing costs, pinning down exactly how long the full conveyancing timeline takes is a difficult task. A straightforward transaction, with no delays or broken chains on either side, can be completed in as little as six weeks.

However, more commonly, the different stages of the conveyancing process will take around 12 weeks to complete, from offer accepted to contracts being exchanged, this can vary depending on the length of the chain.

You can also check out our guide to the conveyancing timings.


Buying a house in Southampton

Surrounded on one side by the New Forest, on another by the South Downs and with the English Channel sparkling out in front of it, Southampton is one of England's most desirable locations.

The Hampshire hotspot has one of the best-regarded universities in the country and a thriving port from which thousands of cruise passengers embark on the trip of a lifetime. Add in its more than 50 parks, excellent employment opportunities and a wide variety of property and it's easy to see Southampton's appeal.

Southampton population is 254,361 (2019).

Hospitals

  • University Hospital Southampton -  Tremona Rd, Southampton, SO16 6YD
  • Royal South Hants Hospital - Brintons Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YG
  • Spire Southampton Hospital - Chalybeate Cl, Southampton, SO16 6UY

Schools

  • Chamberlayne College for the Arts - Tickleford Drive, Weston, Southampton, SO19 9QP
  • Bitterne Park School - 1 Copsewood Rd, Southampton, SO18 1BU
  • The Gregg School - Townhill Park House, Cutbush Ln, Southampton, SO18 2GF
 
 

Did you know?

We have Southampton people to thank for the cod fish finger. Inventor Clarence Birdseye tested his prototype fish fingers in two places in the 1950s: herring savouries in south Wales and cod sticks in Southampton. Cod won the taste test and the rest is fishy history.

The city's Central Parks were once common land, known as Lammas land, in mediaeval times where residents could grow crops in summer and graze cattle in winter.



What are average property prices like in Southampton?

The average property price in Southampton is £244,716.

You can find the average price per property type below:

Property typeDetachedSemi-detached TerracedFlats/Maisonettes
Average price£433,841£309,055£252,196£168,178


April 2023 property price data sourced from the Land Registry.


What will my council tax add up to in Southampton?

The local authority is Southampton City Council, which sets the city's council tax rates. All residential property is placed into one of eight bands depending on its valuation. Find out which band your property is in on the government's valuation website.

The 2023-24 council tax rates in Southampton are:

Tax BandCharges
Band A£1,372.24
Band B£1,600.95
Band C£1,829.65
Band D£2,058.36
Band E£2,515.77
Band F£2,973.19
Band G£3,430.60
Band H£4,116.72

How do schools rate in Southampton?

There are 62 primary and 19 secondary schools in Southampton with 11 sixth form and further education colleges. Ofsted rates 13 schools in Southampton as outstanding. You can use the government school performance website to check a school's rating.

Southampton is home to two universities: The University of Southampton and Solent University who bring in a combined 34,000 students every academic year.


Are there conservation areas in Southampton we should be aware of?

Conservation areas are those designated as having special architectural or historical importance. Their importance means they have stricter planning rules on everything from cutting down trees to putting up a satellite dish or replacing your windows.

There are currently 20 conservation areas in Southampton, including Bassett Green Village and Oxford Street. Your Southampton conveyancing solicitor will commission a local authority search that will reveal any current or historic planning consents.


"Comparing quotes can often cause more confusion than clarity. This is why we include all the standard charges in all of our quotations with guaranteed fixed legal fees, with an expert team on hand to give our customers complete peace of mind." 

Joshua Harper

Head of Operations: Customer, Quality and Partners

Whether you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity, we're here to connect you with reliable conveyancing solicitors in Southampton and help the process go smoothly.

Get an instant no-obligation quote online or call our friendly team on . We're open until 6pm on weekdays, and 4pm on Saturdays.

Conveyancing Services across UK and Wales

We work with a panel of conveyancing solicitors across England and Wales, so the conveyancing solicitors near you will have local knowledge.

Check our locations to find conveyancing solicitors in your area.


No Completion No Fee is our promise that in the unfortunate event that your property transaction falls-through you will not be liable for any of the conveyancer’s fixed legal fees for the work completed.

To secure this benefit a fee, already included in your quote, is taken upon on deciding to go ahead with your transaction.

Should your transaction fall through, for whatever reason, we can hold this amount on account for your next transaction or provide a refund.

Your Fixed Legal Fee** quote from Homeward Legal ensures that you pay no more than we have quoted you for and is based on the information you’ve provided to us being true and accurate.

There are specific circumstances on a minority of transactions that may require additional charges that could not be foreseen at the outset.

A list of those charges and explanations can be found here with details of the potential cost. These will only be charged following discussion with your conveyancer with a clear explanation of what they are for.