Conveyancing Solicitors in Eastleigh

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Conveyancing in Eastleigh

Conveyancing is the process of preparing legal documents for a property sale, remortgage or lease extension, and transferring legal ownership if the property is being sold. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Eastleigh, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Eastleigh and throughout Hampshire 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: Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester

Eastleigh Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Eastleigh

A town in Hampshire, Eastleigh is known for its shopping centre, Swan Shopping Centre, and the nearby Itchen Valley Country Park. Popular residential areas include Chandler's Ford and Bishopstoke. Eastleigh has a railway station, providing links to Southampton and Winchester. Eastleigh has a population of approximately 52,000.

Eastleigh house prices

The average price paid for a property in Eastleigh between March and April 2024 was £318,182 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Eastleigh (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,348.49
B £1,573.24
C £1,797.99
D £2,022.74
E £2,472.24
F £2,921.73
G £3,371.23
H £4,045.48

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

Your conveyancing solicitor will address all the legal details of the transaction.

Your solicitor will order property searches, raise enquires of the seller, review the lease (if applicable) and fulfil post-completion formalities, including HMLR registration and paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Eastleigh conveyancing solicitors could also undertake flood risk searches.

Buying a property with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the bank or building society.

Panel approval means your solicitor is able to represent your lender.

More than 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers. We can help you complete your Eastleigh transaction without delay.

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We can also assist buyers in Eastleigh with the legal work for:

Buying a listed building

Around 500,000 listed properties exist in England and Wales, and around 200 of which are in Eastleigh Borough Council.

Listed buildings in and around Eastleigh include:

  • Manor Farm, Store/Workshop 30 Yards North West Of Farmhouse, Church Lane, Botley, Manor Farm, Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Bridge South Of The Mill, Fareham Road, Botley, Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • 15 Fareham Road, Botley, Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • 1 And 3 High Street, Botley, Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Market Hall, 11 High Street, Botley, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include consent for any alterations that might change the character of the property, and public access to certain areas. Our specialist panel of solicitors will explain to you what duties your ownership will impose.

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Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and onerous covenants.

Your 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 Eastleigh

When selling an Eastleigh house or flat, your lawyer will arrange all the necessary documentation, like the draft contract and assorted property information forms, and will help you answer these forms. The lawyer's duties entail addressing snags like a missing EIC, responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and handling the mortgage redemption.

By taking action to communicate effectively with the other parties, like agents, managing agents and lenders, your lawyer will help make sure your home move completes as soon as possible.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is a great deal more difficult than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Eastleigh. This can involve obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgaging a property in Eastleigh

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Before appointing a solicitor, you will need to check that your solicitor can act for your mortgage lender.

We work with solicitors who are on the legal panels of over 100 lenders, so whether you are changing to a discount mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society or taking out a lifetime mortgage from Aldermore Bank, we can assist.

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Transferring Equity in Eastleigh

If you are looking to restructure the ownership of your property, whether you are gifting a home, buying out an ex-partner or estate planning, a transfer of equity is required. Your solicitor will complete the process for a fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Eastleigh?

Don't be surprised if some of the costs listed on a conveyancing quote seem unfamiliar.

Legal fees

These fees are paid to your conveyancer for the work they complete. The conveyancing quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

A disbursement is a cost that your conveyancer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check the T's & C's

Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in their terms and conditions. This can mean an inflated final bill. When you compare conveyancing quotes, watch out for additional charges.

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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