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Buying and selling a property can be an exciting time in your lives, but we understand it can also be a stressful one.  With our expert Property Lawyers, it does not need to be.

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Our proactive Conveyancers are here to guide you through the complexities of property ownership, whether you are a first-time buyer, a seasoned property owner, expanding your property portfolio or a landlord facing disputes. We will take steps to ensure you are kept up-to-date at every stage, communicating in a method most suitable to you and with our latest investments in technology we can ensure a smooth transaction, taking the legal worries off of your shoulders allowing you to focus on other matters. 

Our expert Property Solicitors can support you in the following ways:

How we can help with your Residential Property

Buying a Property

Buying a property is a significant milestone, and our Conveyancing Solicitors are here to assist you every step of the way. Our approach to helping you in your property move makes us the natural choice for buying a home and we can answer all of your questions relating to your property purchase, such as the costs involved, how long it may take or how you can support your children in buying their first home.

Buying a Leasehold Property

Understanding the nuances of buying a leasehold property is crucial. Our Conveyancing Solicitors will guide you through the unique challenges associated with leasehold transactions, such as the associated costs, the importance of the length of the lease remaining, any restrictions that may be in place and your options for purchasing the freehold. 

Remortgaging

Should you be considering remortgaging, you will no doubt have many questions about whether this is the right path for you.  Our Remortgaging Solicitors will take the time to listen to your personal circumstances before explaining the various options, the benefits of remortgaging, the remortgage legal fees involved, the process of remortgage conveyancing as well as our top tips.

Selling your home

When it comes to selling your home, our Property Solicitors will prioritise your interests. Our practical and methodical approach means you will be kept informed along the way, understanding every phase of the residential property conveyancing process.  We will answer your questions relating to the costs related to selling your home, how long it may take and what you should do once you have sold. 

Selling your leasehold property

Selling a leasehold property involves specific considerations. Our Leasehold Property Solicitors can advise you as to whether you are allowed to sell your property, the details required for the Leasehold Management Pack and the relevant charges that may be applicable.

Solicitors for first time buyers

As a first time buyer, we know that you will be looking forward to buying your first property but that you will no doubt have many questions about what lies ahead.  Our First Time Buyer Solicitors are here to help you understand the buying a property process, clarifying the criteria for you to qualify as a first time buyer, the relief on Stamp Duty Land Tax and whether you need a property survey.   

Transfer of Equity

If you are considering a transfer of equity it is essential that you seek the right advice from experienced Transfer of Equity Solicitors.  Our team can assist in understanding whether this is the right step for you based on your own set of circumstances, explaining the transfer of equity process, whether this can be done with a mortgage remaining on the property, how long it can take and whether Stamp Duty Land Tax is incurred.

Property surveys explained

Choosing the right survey is crucial in property transactions. Our Property Lawyers will guide you in selecting the most appropriate property survey, considering the type of property and your specific requirements.

The Conveyancing process explained

The conveyancing process can be complex and we understand that you will have questions about the steps involved. Our Conveyancers will walk you through each stage, explaining the legalities involved, and ensuring you are well-informed throughout.

Residential Property Investment

Investing in residential property can be a lucrative venture, whether that is in buy-to-let properties or self-invested personal pension (SIPP) property investment.  Our Residential Property Investment Solicitors can explain the different options available to you, the process when buying such properties and your responsibilities.

Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Navigating disputes between landlords and tenants requires a deep understanding of property law. Our dedicated Landlord and Tenant Dispute Solicitors team is well-versed in resolving disputes promptly and effectively, ensuring a fair resolution for all parties involved.  We can advise on a variety of concerns including possession and eviction claims, Tenancy Deposit claims, rent arrear claims, service charge disputes, maintenance issues, as well as letting agent and management company disputes.

Property Land Disputes

Disputes of this nature can be stressful, but our Property and Land Dispute Solicitors have a wealth of experience in resolving such disagreements, whether they involve boundaries, restrictive covenants, rights of way, adverse possession or other property-related matters.

Residential Property Solicitors in Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire

Our dedicated team of Property Solicitors are located in our offices in Andover, Romsey, Salisbury, Totton and Witney. We combine local expertise with a deep understanding of property law to provide tailored solutions for your property needs. We take pride in our commitment to the communities across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and beyond, ensuring that your property transactions are handled with precision and care.

Other services we can provide for you

When you are moving home or making any other changes in your property portfolio, you will need to consider how that impacts other areas of your life.  Our colleagues are here to support you in a multitude of ways:

  • Updating your Will after buying or selling your home - Buying or selling a home is a significant life event that often prompts the need for a reassessment of your estate planning, particularly your Will. Your Will outlines how your assets should be distributed after your passing, and major life changes, such as moving home, may necessitate updates.
  • Arranging Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) after moving home – As well as re-evaluating your estate, you should use this time to consider the rest of your long term plans. Arranging Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) is a fundamental step in this process as they empower trusted individuals to make decisions on your behalf in case you become unable to do so due to illness or incapacity.
  • Cohabitation Agreement – Should you be buying a home with an unmarried partner, it may be advisable to draft a Cohabitation Agreement which will confirm how the property is to be divided should your relationship unfortunately come to an end in the future.

 

Residential Property Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Solicitor for buying a property?

There are certain circumstances when having a Solicitor is a requirement, for example, should you be buying with a mortgage.  Your Residential Property Solicitor will carry out all of the legal processes involved, while advising on any other matters that could assist along the way. 

How long does the conveyancing process take?

The timeline for conveyancing varies as there are certain factors that will be out of our control such as the size of the chain and any unforeseen legal complications along the way. Our Conveyancing Solicitors will work alongside you throughout and keep you informed of any change. 

What property surveys are available, and which one do I need?

There are different property surveys available to you, with the three main being the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Condition Report, the RICS Homebuyer Report or and Building/Structural Survey.  The appropriate survey depends on the property's age, condition, and your specific concerns.

What searches are conducted during the conveyancing process?

Common searches include local authority searches, environmental searches, and water and drainage searches. These searches aim to uncover any issues affecting the property, ensuring you make an informed decision about the property you are buying.

How much are conveyancing fees, and what do they include?

Conveyancing fees vary, typically including your Solicitor's legal fees, search fees and Land Registry fees.  There are additional costs that you will need to consider, such as the deposit, Stamp Duty Land Tax that may be payable and property surveys. 

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), and how much will I need to pay?

SDLT is a tax on property transactions and the amount varies based on the property's purchase price and whether you are first time buyers.  Our Property Solicitors will calculate the SDLT for your specific situation and provide guidance on payment.

Contact our Residential Property Solicitors

To book an appointment with our Residential Property Solicitors contact us in our AndoverRomseySalisbury, Totton or Witney offices by completing our Contact Form, using the following telephone numbers or emailing info@parkerbullen.com.