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Conveyancing in Totton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/01/18

Totton is of the M271 junction entry 1 Southbound.

The nearest airport to Totton is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport (6 miles). Southampton Airport is 7 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 24 miles, Sandown IoW Airport is 24 miles and Bournemouth International Airport is 18 miles away and the nearest station to Totton is Totton, almost a mile away.

Woodhaven Totton is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £278,000 home? We need a low cost conveyancing estimate.

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The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many buyers paying out more than they anticipated in the end. Many property lawyers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional charges are often hiding in the small print, left unregarded by busy buyers Any additional fees should be fair and clearly defined and only apply to matters if your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be defined on your quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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What amount of time does the legal work to buy a house take, in your experience?

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The time taken to transfer a residence is not wholly predictable, dependent on a number of factors. Our solicitors work hard to ensure the matter receives fast and efficient service.

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Are buyers often gazumped in Totton?

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Gazumping happens when a seller accepts an offer and then dismisses it, selecting instead a greater offer. Gazumping could occur even months into a purchase. The chance of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. You should instruct a property solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of gazumping.

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To complete on our purchase ASAP, how can we aim for fast conveyancing in Totton?

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It is a truism that fast conveyancing is crucial to is to employing a experienced property lawyer. There are numerous tasks you as the buyer can do to accelerate the process, including, replying to your property lawyer by phone, fax or email, if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can and requesting status updates from the property lawyer regularly.

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Which Totton mortgage lender panels are your solicitors members of?

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Of lenders with local offices near Totton, we alongside most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Forest Edge, First Floor Offices /4 Water La, Totton, Southampton, SO40 3DP. The solicitor handling your conveyancing transaction will be able to give more detail.

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What type of local conveyancing searches as respects the uncertain risk of a flood to properties in Hampshire will the solicitor in Totton be able to do for an investment home I am hoping to buy?

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A conveyancing solicitor makes an application for official environmental searches that should include Totton area flood risk data. As an additional measure, a conveyancer in Totton may recommend a more detailed (e.g. Homcheck) flood risk search.

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How much is the council tax on a Thirties end of terrace Band G dwelling in Totton?

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You should be given detail on your new property's council tax band with the conveyancing report on title. Council tax charges for homes in Totton are detailed on the Southampton council site. At the time of writing (17 January 2013) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £965.00
  • Band B - £1,125.00
  • Band C - £1,286.00
  • Band D - £1,447.00
  • Band E - £1,768.00
  • Band F - £2,090.00
  • Band G - £2,411.00
  • Band H - £2,894.00

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Might the conveyancing quote conceal any extra charges?

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We will never charge any extra, hidden costs for standard conveyancing. You should be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.