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Conveyancing in Winchester Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/01/18

Winchester attractions and landmarks

Winchester City Mill National Trust Old Bishops Palace English Heritage and Intech Science Centre & Planetarium are close to Winchester.

The nearest train station to Winchester is Winchester, around 1 mile away and the nearest airport to Winchester is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport (8 miles).

Winchester is under a miles off the M3 junction entry 10 Southbound.

The most convenient hospital for Winchester is Winchester, Royal Hampshire County.

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How do I find a discount conveyancing quote in Winchester?

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Many online and high street firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs are often hiding in the terms. Any charges should be clearly defined and only apply to matters if the lawyer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a quote. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Is contaminated land a concern in Winchester?

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Property in Winchester can be contaminated by a broad range of human activities. Contaminants including limestone or gypsum quarrying and shallow mining will be investigated during the conveyancing process.

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The property seller has unfortunately installed conspicuous new windows on the house which we think might conflict with Exton conservation area guidelines.

The lawyer is required to ascertain if the property is affected by a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the appropriate consent. In the absence of any the necessary permissions, your solicitor will inform you of the options, which include requesting retrospective consent from the appropriate local authority or buying an indemnity insurance policy.

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What length of time should I budget for conveyancing to purchase a home require in Winchester?

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On average, the time taken to transfer property will vary. This is affected by a range of issues. These could include where a party does not quickly respond an enquiry. With Homeward Legal, every purchase is undertaken with the utmost care and speed.

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What can we do to avoid paying out for SDLT?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax is generally payable on property over 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend any stamp duty reduction, because these schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed and the total stamp duty amount may be due.

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Will the conveyancing solicitor in Winchester carry out any searches on the Hampshire Edwardian detached building we are buying?

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The conventional legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally less common searches, which might include Official Search of Part with Priority (OS2).

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What conservation areas are there in Winchester?

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These areas safeguard areas of historic or architectural significance. Easton, Exton and Hambledon are among the conservation areas in Winchester. A conveyancing lawyer will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

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How much will searches be?

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The cost of Winchester searches can vary, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. Searches are paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.