Conveyancing Solicitors in Basingstoke

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Conveyancing in Basingstoke

Handling the legal aspects of a property transaction, including registering the transfer of ownership, is referred to as conveyancing. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Basingstoke, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Basingstoke and Basingstoke & Deane clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Farnborough, Fleet, Portsmouth, Tadley and Winchester

Basingstoke Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Basingstoke

A town in Hampshire, Basingstoke is known for its thriving economy and shopping centres. Its excellent rail links and proximity to London make it a popular commuter hub. Basingstoke has a population of approximately 113,000.

Basingstoke house prices

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

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Council Tax in Basingstoke (2023/24)

Basingstoke is in Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,302.62
B £1,519.72
C £1,736.82
D £1,953.93
E £2,388.14
F £2,822.34
G £3,256.55
H £3,907.86

What does a property lawyer do?

A conveyancer or solicitor handles all of the post-offer aspects of buying property, and assists you with the legal aspect of buying a home. They will perform due diligence on the property, such as raising questions for the seller's solicitor, property searches, reviewing contracts of sale and registering your property at HMLR.

Basingstoke conveyancing solicitors would also undertake flood risk searches.

Are you purchasing a home with a mortgage?

As part of the house buying process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of the bank or building society. Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete and incur more costs if your conveyancer is not on your chosen lender's panel.

Over 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Basingstoke transaction without delay.

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We can assist Basingstoke home movers with conveyancing for:

Buying a flat or house in a conservation area

When buying a flat or house in a Basingstoke conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for restrictive covenants, which could include restrictions on animal ownership or heritage access.

Conservation areas in Basingstoke and across the Basingstoke and Deane local authority include:

  • Up Nately
  • Whitchurch
  • Sherborne St John
  • Monk Sherborne

Listed buildings

Somewhere in the region of half a million listed properties exist across the country, 1,684 of which are in Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Basingstoke include:

  • Presbytery Attached To Church Of The Holy Ghost, Sherborne Road, Basingstoke, Basingstoke And Deane, Hampshire
  • 26 And 26A, London Street, Basingstoke, Basingstoke And Deane, Hampshire

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Our expert solicitor panel will help you understand the legal duties your ownership will impose. Examples include consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting, and public access to certain areas.

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Buying a Shared Ownership property

When purchasing a share in a property from a social housing provider, you will need shared ownership conveyancing. Shared ownership conveyancing is more complex than buying a home outright.

Whether you are buying a shared ownership property or staircasing, our panel of specialist solicitors will help you complete the procedure.

New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Basingstoke is often complex.

Your solicitor in Basingstoke must be able to deal with things like handling reservation fees, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and onerous covenants.

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

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Selling a house or flat in Basingstoke

When selling property in Basingstoke, your conveyancer will prepare vital paperwork, such as the title deeds and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The conveyancer's role involves dealing with complications like a dispute with the freeholder and responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions.

Your lawyer will also work with both sides, including agents, lenders and landlords, so the sale is completed without incident.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Basingstoke?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is quite a lot more protracted compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Basingstoke must carry out extra work, and this could include collating all relevant freeholder information, through to insurance premium details accounts.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as soon as possible, and preferably before going on the market,.

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Remortgaging

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

You should verify the remortgage solicitor you have picked is on your mortgage lender's panel before you instruct.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are members of all major lenders' panels. Whether you are changing to a 5-year fixed rate with Nationwide or moving to a lifetime mortgage with Chelsea Building Society, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are estate planning, adding a new partner or transferring the ownership of a property to your children, you will need to work with a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your property lawyer can handle the legal work for a fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Basingstoke: What to expect

When comparing solicitors' fees, conveyancing quotes may include several unfamiliar terms and concepts:

Legal fees

The quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor for the legal work that they complete on your behalf.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Disbursements are fees that your solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Third-party disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a commons registration search.

Check the quote for hidden costs

Some solicitors' quotes list extra charges in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher-than-expected final bill. Double-check for additional fees or charges, if you are comparing conveyancing quotes.

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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