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Conveyancing Solicitors Southsea

In-Deed online is a national conveyancing company which offers state of the art conveyancing for Southsea property buyers and sellers. Our experienced solicitors make the conveyancing fast and user friendly.

House Prices in Southsea

Portsmouth House Prices (in £1000's)
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Property values in Portsmouth have risen in recent years. In October 2013, the Land Registry reported property purchases with an average of £143, 369, an increase of 2% compared to October 2012.

Property prices generally are expected to rise further this year, with a predicted rise of 5%-8%. The government's extension of Help to Buy and the availability of cheap credit are among the potential reasons for the positive property market. Despite predictions, some experts are warning of a bubble, with a correction due as soon as 2016.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Pleasant Road, Milton, PO4, £150, 000
  • Sale - The Lodge, Hereford Court, Hereford Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5, £295, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Glasgow Road, , PO4, £161, 250
  • Leasehold Purchase - Homeheights, Clarence Parade, Southsea, PO5, £95, 000
  • Share of Freehold Sale - The Studios, Southsea, PO5, £168, 000

Southsea Solicitors Legal Fees

Our quotes cover all aspects connected with a standard transaction for a home move in Southsea.

A lot of conveyancing lawyers bury additional charges in the small print in their estimate. Additional conveyancing fees to check for might include fees for BACS transfers or for SDLT form completion.

Compare Southsea solicitor conveyancing quotes

Conveyancing solicitors quotes are usually spurious. We have written a practical list of potential fees which assists you with the things to search for in the quote when searching for any further fees for example fee for calculating service charge arrears .

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Council and Council Tax for Southsea

Southsea is in Portsmouth City Council (Liberal Democrat controlled). Council Tax bandings for tax year 13\14 are as follows; Band A - £923, Band B - £1, 077, Band C - £1, 230, Band D - £1, 384, Band E - £1, 692, Band F - £1, 999, Band G - £2, 307, Band H - £2, 768.

Living in the Southsea area

Southsea is located in Hampshire in South East England and is roughly 22 miles from the county administrative centre of Winchester. Days out include D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery and Mary Rose Museum. The Festing Hotel, the Alma Arms in Portsmouth, the Three Marines, the Eastney Tavern and the Northcote Hotel are just some of the area's local pubs. Southsea shopping options include Tangier Road Butchers Ltd and Greggs bakery.

Southsea's residents also visit at the local Waitrose on Marmion Road. National newspapers have reported that houses in areas with a Waitrose go up in price by an average of 25%. Agents may be sceptical of this effect, yet this remains an issue to consider if you are moving into the area.

How a Solicitor Will Carry out the Conveyancing in Southsea

  • Obtaining a quote for the conveyancing - First, choose a conveyancing solicitor based on the factors that matter to you. Ensure that you check terms and conditions for hidden costs before you instruct.

  • Instructing a solicitor - Next you must officially engage a property solicitor for your Southsea sale and purchase. To do this you absolutely must check any terms of business for any hidden conveyancing fees , for instance costs for acting the mortgage company , before you consent to them.

  • After you have instructed - Your property lawyer, once instructed, will communicate with the other sides [2var5] to agree the draft contract. This document sets out confirmation of the price and deposit, and details regarding the buyer and seller. After the property information questionnaire (PIQ) is received, additional enquires will also be raised.

  • Arrange a RICS Surveyor to survey your new home - This are vital so you can determine any potential problems including spalled brickwork or obvious electrical problems. Thatched roofs are also a known local problem affecting Hampshire.

  • Searches in Southsea - Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability, Local Authority and Environmental are the searches a conveyancer arranges in most cases, and they cover many matters including enforcement actions for a breach of planning permission.

  • Exchanging contracts - When the seller and purchaser agree, the two sides sign their copies and deliver them to each other. The buyer then hands over the agreed deposit (in most cases ten percent of the price, but this is negotiable).

  • Completion - The balance of the purchase price is delivered to the sellers solicitor, and the buyer receives the keys.

  • After Completion - Even though you have now taken ownership your solicitor will still have unfinished paperwork to complete including sending copy title deeds to your lender.

Southsea Help to Buy Conveyancing

To claim the Government's Help to Buy scheme, the home 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). £600, 000 is the upper limit for homes bought under the scheme.

Speak to the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for further information.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging in Southsea

We should be the first stop for anyone thinking of remortgaging a home in Southsea. Our solicitors are on all major and smaller bank panel. We have developed leading remortgage technologies enabling our conveyancing lawyers to give a fast and personal legal service.

Online Conveyancing Quote

Legal and property bloggers have discussed at length the advantages of online conveyancing, such as email and SMS updates and casetracking.

That said, an essential component of a less stressful move is finding a solicitor who is both efficient and who provides regular updates, irrespective of their technology. Working with In-Deed's solicitors, you get the benefit of 21st Century conveyancing solutions and also the presence of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.