Conveyancing Solicitors in Gosport

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Conveyancing in Gosport

Conveyancing is when a solicitor transfers the legal ownership of a property from one individual to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Gosport, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Gosport and throughout East 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: Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville and Winchester

Gosport Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Gosport

A town in Hampshire, Gosport is known for its naval history, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and the nearby South Downs. Popular residential areas include Lee-on-the-Solent and Alverstoke. Gosport is well-served by ferry service to Portsmouth. Gosport has a population of approximately 83,000.

Gosport house prices

The average price paid for a property in Gosport between March and April 2024 was £237,197 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Gosport (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,360.06
B £1,586.74
C £1,813.41
D £2,040.09
E £2,493.44
F £2,946.80
G £3,400.15
H £4,080.18

What does a Gosport property lawyer do?

The conveyancing solicitor plays a key role after an offer has been accepted.

They will raise questions for the seller's solicitor, order searches, review the contract of sale and take care of tasks after the sale, such as HMLR registration and paying SDLT.

Gosport conveyancing solicitors may also carry out flood risk searches.

Are you buying a home with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor must also handle some legal work for your mortgage lender. Your transaction could take significantly longer to complete if your solicitor is not on your bank or building society's panel.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of lenders, including Nationwide, Atom Bank and Newcastle Building Society - ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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Buying in a conservation area

When you buy a house or flat in a conservation area, your conveyancer will check for potential planning issues, e.g. new boundaries, fences and railings, and solar panel restrictions.

Conservation areas in Gosport and across the East Hampshire local authority include Froyle (Upper), Lower Wield, Hawkley Upper Green, Lasham and Privett.

Listed buildings

Around 500,000 listed properties exist in England and Wales, and around 11,560 of which are in Hampshire County Council.

Gosport listed buildings and properties include:

  • Slaughterhouse, Weevil Lane, Royal Clarence Victualling Yard, Gosport, Gosport, Hampshire
  • Granary, Bakery, Flour Mill, Stores, Attached Boiler And Engine House, Weevil Lane, Royal Clarence Victualling Yard, Gosport, Gosport, Hampshire
  • Cooperage West Range, Weevil Lane, Royal Clarence Victualling Yard, Gosport, Gosport, Hampshire
  • Cooperage South Range, Weevil Lane, Royal Clarence Victualling Yard, Gosport, Gosport, Hampshire
  • North Meadow Workshops Including Wall To W And Fire Engine House To E, Weevil Lane, Royal Clarence Victualling Yard, Gosport, Gosport, Hampshire

There are many additional things to consider when buying a listed building. Our specialist panel of solicitors will clarify the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail. Examples include maintenance of historic features, required consent for any alterations and public access to certain areas.

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Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and excessive freehold premiums.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Gosport

When selling a Gosport house or flat, your solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, like the sale contract and property information forms. The conveyancer's duties entail addressing snags like a planning issue and answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

To ensure the transaction is straightforward, your conveyancing solicitor will also coordinate with both sides, such as estate agents, landlords and lenders.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Gosport?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Gosport will need to conduct additional work. This can involve obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a lawyer as early in the process as possible, and potentially before marketing the property.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Gosport

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Check your lender's legal panel includes your conveyancer before you instruct your solicitor.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the panels of almost all banks and building societies. Whether you are changing to a 2-year fixed rate with Lloyds Bank or moving to a buy to let mortgage with Swansea Building Society, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transfer of equity in Gosport

Whether you are gifting a property, adding your spouse to the deeds or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, you will need to transfer equity. Your legal representative will complete all the necessary paperwork for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Gosport?

Conveyancing fees

The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the legal work that they complete.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party costs paid by your solicitor on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a gypsum search.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

Some solicitors' quotes list extra charges in their terms and conditions, resulting in an inflated final bill. Make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote, if you are comparing quotes.

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

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