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Conveyancing Solicitors Downton

In-Deed online conveyancing is a nationwide conveyancing company that offers client-centric conveyancing services for Wiltshire home buyers and sellers.

We don't conceal added costs in our terms, that is our fixed price promise. Whether you live in Downton or anywhere else in the UK, In-Deed will make the conveyancing simple.

Downton Property Prices

Hampshire House Prices (in £1000's)
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From 2010 to 2013, property values have risen in Hampshire. The Land Registry reported home purchases with an average of £213, 376 in October 2013.

Residential property prices are expected to continue rising throughout 2014 by 5%-8%. Factors driving the rise include Help to Buy and Funding for Lending programmes. Despite predictions, for pundits, a slowdown is expected by 2016.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Sassoon Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2, £349,950
  • Freehold Sale - St Georges Road, Salisbury, SP2, £293,000
  • Freehold Sale - Devizes Road, Salisbury, SP2, £220,000
  • Freehold Purchase - Philip Road, Salisbury, SP2, £177,500
  • Freehold Purchase - Cecil Terrace, Salisbury, SP2, £200,000

Downton Conveyancing Solicitor Fees

We supply a comprehensive fixed quote before you instruct for your Downton move.

A lot of firms add additional charges in the terms and conditions of their quote or estimate. Additional conveyancing fees to look for often include charges for dealing with a freehold management company or for calculating service charge arrears.

Tips for comparing conveyancing quotes from Downton solicitors

Comparing conveyancing quotes from solicitors in Downton is somewhat complicated. The following is a helpful list of potential fees that sets out everything to search for in the terms and conditions when searching for any hidden costs .

Council and Council Tax for Downton

Downton is located in Test Valley Borough Council (Conservative controlled). The council tax bands for the tax year 2013\2014 are as follows; Band A - £938, Band B - £1, 095, Band C - £1, 251, Band D - £1, 408, Band E - £1, 720, Band F - £2, 033, Band G - £2, 346, Band H - £2, 815.

Living in Downton

Downton is located in Hampshire in South East England and is approximately 19 miles from the county town of Winchester. Residents should enjoy Broadlands and Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway. Popular local pubs include the Wooden Spoon, the White Horse, the Bull Hotel and the King's Head. For groceries in Downton, options include Southampton Butchers Ltd and Belinda's Bakery.

How a Downton property lawyer Will Carry out the Conveyancing

  1. Deciding on a conveyancer or solicitor - Choosing the preferred option of the agent is often not cost-effective, and many people go online to find a better property lawyer. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for additional hidden fees before you make a final decision.

  2. Instructing a solicitor - At the point you have decided which conveyancer you wish to complete the legal work for your Downton transaction you will need to formally instruct. It is very important to ensure you check the solicitors terms of engagement for any concealed charges , for instance costs for SDLT formalities.

  3. Post-instruction - Pre-contract enquires are carried out, which include checking for boundary disputes. In addition the draft contract itself will be prepared. By this stage of the conveyancing process, the buyer will be in receipt the lenders formal offer by this stage of the conveyancing process.

  4. Get your Home Buyer Report - A home survey is required to help pinpoint serious issues e.g. bowing walls or drainage problems.

  5. Carrying out searches - There are four standard searches. These are Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority. These searches cover many factors including planning permission.

  6. Exchange of contracts - When the two parties are happy with the contract, both sides sign copies. The buyer then pays via their conveyancing solicitor the deposit (usually ten percent of the sale price).

  7. On Completion - The purchaser can collect keys to the new home once the sellers conveyancing solicitor confirms receipt of any remaining funds due to be paid.

  8. Post Completion - Although you have completed your solicitor has loose ends to complete such as registering the property.

Help to Buy

Since its launch in 2013, Help to Buy has assisted thousands of first-time buyers and home movers. Almost 20, 000 households acquired their new property with the help of Help to Buy within the first nine months. The Government's Help to Buy scheme assists first-time buyers and home movers with a deposit of at least 5%. In order to qualify for Help to Buy, the property must be your main residence (not Buy to Let), you cannot have interest in any other property, and the mortgage must be repayment (not interest only).

Call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent if you need more information. Radian (Phone: 0238 062 8004) is Downton's Help to Buy agent.

Specialist lawyers for your remortgage in Downton

We set out to furnish clients remortgaging a property in Downton with an effective legal conveyancing service at all inclusive fixed fees. Our Lawyers prompt approach can lead to speedy remortgage completions which may save you a lender payment at the higher rate.

Online Conveyancing

Online conveyancing technology, including tools like case management systems, has been marketed by numerous conveyancing websites as the key to faster, cheaper conveyancing.

However, the key to a less stressful move is a communicative solicitor. With our solicitors, you get the advantage of both modern conveyancing developments and also the advice of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.