By Frances Traynor
17th October 2017
"The best team for your move."
Are you buying or selling your house or flat? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work on your behalf.
The property lawyers at Homeward Legal have many years of conveyancing experience in Waterlooville and across Hampshire. Add that to our results-driven, speed-focused methods and it means we complete your transaction in the shortest possible time.
Conveyancing solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed cost.
If for any reason your Hampshire house move does not complete you will not be charged any property legal fees.
With their area experience, your property lawyer will lead you through the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Waterlooville is served by the M27, A3(M) and A27. By rail: The nearest train station is Havant. By air: Waterlooville is closest to Goodwood Airport (18 miles), Southampton Airport (25), and TAG London Farnborough and Blackbushe Airports (both 39 miles).
Hospital: Elmleigh, 61A New Lane, Havant, PO9 2JJ. Council: Havant (www.havant.gov.uk).
Attractions: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Fort Nelson, Portchester Castle, Creech Wood, and Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum.Q.
In the vast majority of cases, the earlier you instruct a conveyancer, the more preferable it is. The legal work can then begin immediately. Instructing a firm early can limit the risk of your transaction falling through. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699. All our quotes are backed up with a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
The customary conveyancing protocol is to obtain a Local Authority Search (personal or official), a Water and Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), and an Environmental Search. In addition, there may be some area-specific searches (for instance, a Land Charges Search (K15)).Q.
Homeward Legal have worked in conjunction with most lenders listed with the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Waterlooville. This means that we can look after their legal needs with respect to furnishing you with a mortgage, and prevent them from passing on their costs to you. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Waterlooville:
The time taken to transfer property will vary, dependent on the length of the chain and a variety of issues, including if it is a leasehold property being transferred. Eight to twelve weeks is the average for many solicitors’ firms, but Homeward Legal delivers results within six weeks, if possible. Call our team of experts on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote backed up with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee. Or you could try our online quote calculator.Q.
The cost of searches varies somewhat, depending on the searches required to establish the legal title and whether you are supplementing your financing of the purchase with a mortgage. At Homeward Legal, we expect a client to pay no more than £249 for the standard conveyancing bundle of searches.Q.
A vital component in the legal due diligence procedure involves the conveyancing lawyer carrying out environmental searches that offer certain details about the Waterlooville area flood-risk. Furthermore, the conveyancer in Waterlooville will sometimes suggest a more involved (e.g. Landmark) local search, should the initial search deem the level of risk significant enough.
It is strongly advised that buyers arrange a survey through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, if purchasing in Waterlooville. It is a fact that there are a range of issues that will impact a property, regardless of the age or outward appearance of the building, such as poor drainage or evidence of damp, and issues such as these will not be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.Q.
To be frank, some lawyers are very lackadaisical in their approach, which adds a lot of anxiety to the often painful process of moving home. Homeward Legal always works with conveyancing property lawyers who will always efficiently communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller chain. Also Homeward Legal’s property lawyers are chosen because they always employ the best legal software systems meaning they can exchange on the sale of your property to your preferred move date. Call our team of experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your preferences and needs for your planned move.Q.
We will not charge any additional charges for your conveyancing legal work. You should be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.Q.
Owners of property in Waterlooville may be subject to chancel repair liability. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land in Waterlooville must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Waterlooville ecclesiastical properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include Hart Plain Church, St George the Martyr, The Church of the Good Shepherd and Westbrook Church.Q.
The time taken to transfer property will vary. This is influenced by several aspects, including if it is a leasehold property being transferred. 8 to 12 weeks is the average for many firms, but we deliver results within six weeks, if possible.Q.
Your agent will usually recommend a solicitor, however, these referrals should be considered carefully, as it may be the case that the agent recommends whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.Q.
The lawyer will ascertain whether the property is located within a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have the requisite permissions from the Portsmouth council.Q.
There are several areas of conservation located near Waterlooville. These restrictions adds to upkeep costs, but the benefits include protection against unsympathetic development. Your conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise further.Q.
A small number of lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel', which may result in higher conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of the vast majority of UK mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional preferred solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.