Conveyancing Solicitors in Alton

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Conveyancing in Alton

Conveyancing is the legal process involved when ownership of a property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Alton, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Alton and throughout East Hampshire handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bordon, Farnborough, Farnham and Winchester

Alton Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Alton

Alton has a population of approximately 17,800 people. Located in East Hampshire, Alton is famous for its mix of historic buildings and modern architecture, and as the home of Jane Austen for several years.

Alton house prices

The average price paid for a property in Alton between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Alton (2023/24)

Alton is in East Hampshire District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,352.17
B £1,577.53
C £1,802.89
D £2,028.25
E £2,478.97
F £2,929.69
G £3,380.42
H £4,056.50

What do Alton conveyancing solicitors do?

A solicitor helps you with the legal aspect of buying a home. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence on the property, including ordering searches from authorities such as East Hampshire Council, raising questions about how the seller has used the property, reviewing contracts and completing the registration of your ownership.

In addition to standard searches, Alton conveyancing solicitors may also carry out flood risk searches.

Are you funding your home purchase with a mortgage?

During the house buying process, your solicitor must also complete the legal work on behalf of your mortgage bank.

If your solicitor isn't accepted on your bank or building society's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

More than 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Alton transaction without delay.

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We can assist home movers in Alton with the legal work for:

Buying in a conservation area

When you buy a house or flat in an Alton conservation area, your solicitor will check for planning approval issues, which could include inheritance of prior approvals or replacement of original windows. Conservation areas in Alton and across the East Hampshire local authority include Chalton, Chawton, Privett and Petersfield.

Buying a listed building

Somewhere in the region of half a million listed buildings exist across the country, and around 1,430 of which are in East Hampshire District Council.

Alton listed buildings and properties include:

  • Oasthouses Immediately West Of Will Hall Farmhouse, Alton, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • Garden Walls North West Of Will Hall Farmhouse, Alton, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • Barn South South West Of Will Hall Farmhouse, Alton, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • Granary South West Of Will Hall Farmhouse, Alton, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • Normandy Cottage, 17 Normandy Street, Alton, East Hampshire, Hampshire

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, and consent for additions like solar panels. Our experienced panel of solicitors will discuss with you the obligations imposed by listed property ownership.

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Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Alton

When selling a house or flat in Alton, your conveyancing solicitor will compile key documents, e.g. title deeds and the various property information forms. The solicitor will sort out potential snags and respond to inquiries from the buyer's solicitor. Your solicitor will work with both sides, including agents, lenders and landlords, to confirm that the move completes as soon as possible.

I am selling a leasehold property in Alton - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is much more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Alton must carry out extra work, and this could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as possible, and preferably before marketing the property,.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Alton

The official base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You should always double-check your lawyer's lender panel membership before you instruct your solicitor.

Quittance panel solicitors are on all major building societies and banks' panels, so whether you are changing to a fixed rate mortgage with Bank of Scotland or moving to a shared ownership mortgage with Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Alton Transfer of equity

If you are planning to make changes to the ownership of your property, whether you are estate planning, gifting a home or buying out an ex-partner after a separation, you will need to transfer equity. Your solicitor will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Alton?

It only takes a minute to get a conveyancing quote online, but knowing what's actually included can be complex.

Legal fees

These fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they carry out. The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check for hidden costs

Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in the small print. This can lead to a higher final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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