Conveyancing Solicitors in Petersfield

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Conveyancing in Petersfield

Conveyancing is the legal process carried out by a solicitor to transfer the ownership of a property from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Petersfield, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Petersfield and South Holland 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: Bordon, Havant, Liphook and Waterlooville

Petersfield Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Petersfield

A market town in Hampshire, Petersfield is surrounded by the South Downs National Park, offering a wealth of outdoor activities. Known for its market square and Petersfield Museum. The town has a population of approximately 15,000.

Petersfield house prices

The average price paid for a property in Petersfield between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Petersfield (2023/24)

Petersfield is in South Holland.

Band Amount
A £1,357.48
B £1,583.73
C £1,809.97
D £2,036.22
E £2,488.71
F £2,941.21
G £3,393.70
H £4,072.44

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

During a property purchase, a conveyancer will handle the legal aspects of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer.

Your lawyer will raise enquires of the seller, order property searches, review contracts and take care of tasks after the sale, including paying Stamp Duty Land Tax and HMLR registration.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Petersfield conveyancing solicitors would also undertake flood risk searches.

Purchasing a home with a mortgage?

If you are planning to buy with a mortgage, your solicitor will investigate the property to verify that the property is worth the loan that the bank or building society will provide.

Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete and also cost more if your property lawyer is not on your chosen lender's panel.

Over 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Petersfield transaction without delay.

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Buying in a conservation area

When you buy a property in a conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for potential planning issues, which could include conservation oversight or missing consents for replacement doors.

Conservation areas in Petersfield and the South Holland local authority include Tydd St Mary, Fleet and Long Sutton.

Buying a listed building

There are more than half a million listed buildings across the country, and around 560 of which are in South Holland.

Listed buildings in and near to Petersfield include:

  • K6 Telephone Kiosk, The Square, Petersfield, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • K6 Telephone Kiosk Outside Post Office, The Square, Petersfield, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • K6 Telephone Kiosk, Petersfield, Sheet, Village Green, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • Buckmore Farmhouse With Attached Cartshed And Privy, Winchester Road, Petersfield, East Hampshire, Hampshire
  • Bridge Cottage, Farnham Road, Petersfield, Sheet, East Hampshire, 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 a duty to report finds or discoveries on the property. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will help you understand the legal duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build home in Petersfield can be complicated.

An experienced solicitor in Petersfield must be able to deal with things like dealing with lender conditions, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and CRL.

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

Leasehold flats

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and more technical complexity exists.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to slow receipt of the managing agent information.

Completely Moved's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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Selling property in Petersfield

The sale of homes in Petersfield will require your conveyancer to first compile key documents, including the contract of sale and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The conveyancer's duties entail overcoming hurdles such as a defective lease, answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

By taking action to communicate effectively with all parties, like estate agents and banks or building societies, your solicitor will help make sure your home move is completed successfully.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time required by your lawyer to source this information.

Your lawyer ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, as the managing agent's information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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Remortgage conveyancing

The official base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, your solicitor must be able to act for your bank or building society.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are panel members for all major building societies and banks, so whether you are switching to a fixed rate mortgage from Bank of Scotland or moving to an interest only mortgage with Coventry Building Society, we can assist.

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Transferring Equity in Petersfield

If you intend to restructure the ownership of your property, whether you are estate planning, buying out an ex-partner after a separation or transferring the ownership of your home to your daughter, son or other family member, a transfer of equity is required. Your conveyancer will complete the process for a fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Petersfield?

Conveyancing fees

Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you pay when the property transaction is complete. Conveyancing fees are paid to your conveyancing solicitor for the work they complete for you.

Disbursements

Disbursements are the payments incurred by your conveyancing solicitor during the conveyancing process. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a bankruptcy search.

Check for hidden costs

Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher-than-expected final bill. If you are comparing quotes, beware of extra fees.

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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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