Conveyancing Solicitors in Hedge End

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Conveyancing in Hedge End

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're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Hedge End, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Hedge End and throughout Eastleigh 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, Eastleigh, Portsmouth and Southampton

Hedge End Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Hedge End

A town in Hampshire, Hedge End is known for its Hedge End Carnival, and the nearby Manor Farm Country Park. Hedge End has a railway station, providing links to Portsmouth and Southampton. Hedge End has a population of approximately 21,000.

Hedge End house prices

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

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Council Tax in Hedge End (2023/24)

Hedge End is in Eastleigh Borough Council.

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 do conveyancing solicitors do?

Your conveyancer will take care of the technical side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer.

The solicitor will order property searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review the contract of sale and fulfil post-completion formalities, like HMLR registration.

Hedge End conveyancing solicitors may undertake flood risk searches.

Buying a property with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor must also handle some legal work for the mortgage lender.

Your transaction could take weeks longer if your conveyancer is not on your chosen mortgage provider's panel.

Our chosen panel lawyers have established relationships with the majority of lenders, ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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We have also helped home movers in Hedge End with conveyancing for:

Conservation area

When purchasing a house or flat in a conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will check for potential planning issues, which could include paint and colour scheme restrictions, and missing consents for basement work.

Conservation areas in Hedge End and across the Eastleigh local authority include:

  • Orchards Way, West End
  • Bishopstoke
  • Bursledon Windmill

Listed buildings

There are about half a million listed buildings in England and Wales - around 200 of which are in Eastleigh Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Hedge End include:

  • Church Of St John The Evangelist, St Johns Road, Hedge End, Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • 16 Freegrounds Road, Hedge End, Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Shamblehurst Farmhouse, Shamblehurst Lane, Hedge End, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, consent required for energy efficient alterations and . Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will help you understand the obligations imposed by listed property ownership.

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New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Hedge End is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in Hedge End will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and BOPAS.

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Leasehold property

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold house as there are more parties involved.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Specialist leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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Selling a property in Hedge End

At the start of the property selling process in Hedge End, your conveyancer will arrange all the necessary documentation, including title deeds and the various property information forms.

The lawyer's role involves addressing snags like a boundary dispute, answering the buyer's solicitor's questions and handling the mortgage redemption.

Your lawyer will coordinate with both sides, including agents, lenders and landlords, so the move is completed successfully.

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

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

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Hedge End, for example obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a Hedge End conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Hedge End

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You will need to check the solicitor you have selected is on your lender's legal panel before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with solicitors who are members of all major lenders' panels, so whether you are changing to an equity release mortgage with Barclays Bank or taking out a 10-year tracker rate from Coventry Building Society, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Hedge End Transfer of equity

Whether you are resolving joint ownership, tax planning for the future or transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, you will need a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your property lawyer will complete all the necessary paperwork for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much do conveyancing solicitors fees cost in Hedge End?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they carry out for you. The quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, such as Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check for additional fees

Some solicitors' quotes may set out extra costs in their terms and conditions, leading to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. Double-check for additional fees or charges, if you are comparing conveyancing 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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