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Conveyancing Solicitors Alton

We are a country wide conveyancing firm that delivers the highest quality property legal services to Hampshire property buyers and sellers. Our competitive fixed cost conveyancing service with absolutely no hidden fees which helps you calculate the cost of moving home. (Read about our no completion no fee) Our highly experienced lawyers make the legal work fast and user friendly.

Property Price Data in Alton

Hampshire House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
210 206 209 213

House values in Hampshire have risen over the last four years. In October 2013, the Land Registry reported residential purchases averaging £213, 376, a change of £4, 190 compared to October 2012.

Residential property prices will likely continue to increase this year, rising by an additional 5% to 8%. Factors behind the promising market include the Funding for Lending scheme.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Purchase - Goldhurst Drive, Tean, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10, £335, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - John Eggars Square, Anstey Road, Alton, Hants, GU34, £290, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Bogmoor Close, Alton, GU34, £240, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Whitedown Lane, Alton, GU34, £300, 000
  • Purchase - Rose Cottage, Garston, Whiston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10, £275, 000

Alton Conveyancing Fees

Our fixed fee solicitor's quotes will include all costs associated with a normal legal transaction for a sale or purchase in Alton.

Some conveyancing property lawyers hide additional charges in the terms of their conveyancing quote. Charges to check for may include costs for administration or for acting on new build property on purchase transactions.

Compare conveyancing quotes from Alton solicitors

The greater majority of solicitors quotes are actually estimates. We have a incisive we have assembled a typical list that highlights everything you need to check for in the solicitors terms of engagement when you try and find any extra fees like bankruptcy search fees.

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Alton Local Government and Council Tax

Alton is situated in East Hampshire District Council (Conservative controlled). The council tax bandings for tax year 2013\2014 are as follows; Band A - £967, Band B - £1, 128, Band C - £1, 289, Band D - £1, 450, Band E - £1, 773, Band F - £2, 095, Band G - £2, 417, Band H - £2, 901.

Living in the Alton area

Alton is located in Hampshire in South East England and is about 16 miles (km) from Winchester, the county town. Aldershot Military Museum and Haslemere Museum are often listed among popular attractions. Home grown food and veg buffs should head down to Country Market at Osborne and Malthouse Farms, Alton, Hampshire, GU35 9LW. Pubs in the area include the Bulls Head, the White Hart, the Royal Oak and the Blacksmiths Arms. Alton-area shops include R.J Ford & Sons butchers and Greggs bakery.

Some locals visit Alton's Waitrose, on Station Road. The value of the Waitrose name extends beyond a shop where you buy groceries however. Living in the vicinity of a Waitrose boost the sale price of your home by almost 50% in some areas. Some property pundits may not be convinced by 'the Waitrose effect', yet it remains a factor to be mindful of if moving to Alton.

How Your Alton Solicitor Will Carry out the Conveyancing

  1. Obtaining a quote - Before the legal process can get underway, a conveyancer must be selected. Ensure that you check the terms for additional fees before you decide.

  2. Getting your selected solicitor - Once you have identified the solicitor you wish to execute the legal process for your Alton sale or purchase you will have to appoint them. To do this you absolutely must check their fine print accompanying the quote for any hidden fees e.g. charges for representing a lender, before you agree to them.

  3. The draft contract stage - The seller's conveyancing solicitor agrees the draft contract with the buyer's conveyancing solicitor. In addition preliminary enquires are made. The property buyer may also receive confirmation of the mortgage from their lender at this stage of the conveyancing.

  4. Book your Chartered Surveyor to survey the building - Home buyers are invariably urged to get a RICS Survey as it can pinpoint serious structural problems such as timber infestation or obvious legal breaches. Thatched roofs are also an area thing found in Hampshire.

  5. Alton conveyancing searches - Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability, Local Authority and Environmental are the searches a lawyer arranges in most cases. These review matters including whether the property is connected to public drains.

  6. Exchanging contracts - When the two parties are happy, the two sides sign it. The purchaser then transfers through their solicitor the deposit (usually 10% of the price, but this is negotiable).

  7. Completion - On the specified date, the purchaser can then pick up, usually from the agent, the keys to the property after the seller's solicitor confirms that they are in receipt of remaining funds, less the deposit paid on exchange.

Buying with Help to Buy

Help to Buy makes it possible for home buyers with a 5% deposit to buy a new-build or existing home priced at up to £600, 000. To qualify for Help to Buy, the property must be your main home, the mortgage must be repayment only, and you cannot have interest in any other property The highest price for a property purchased under the scheme is £600, 000.

Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for more detail on the scheme.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging a property in Alton

In-Deed's proactive conveyancing property lawyers complete hundreds of remortgage conveyancing matters in Hampshire every month. Our team of lawyers are on all major lender panel. Our Solicitors approach can lead to quicker completion times which may save you a mortgage payment at the higher rate.

Online Conveyancing Quote

There has been much reported on the frequently marketed advantages of conveyancing online, like automated updates and case tracking.

The key to an easier conveyancing transaction is finding a solicitor who is both efficient and who provides regular updates, irrespective of the technology they use. Buyers and sellers will experience working with us the benefit of the latest developments in conveyancing and also an experienced conveyancing solicitor.