Conveyancing Solicitors in Fareham

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions you will make in your life, and it is also well known for being one of the most stressful.  You will naturally be looking to work with experts who can help your move progress as efficiently and diligently as possible.

Our expert Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in Fareham can take that stress off your shoulders, and take great care at every stage of your move.  We will keep you informed of progress in a way that is convenient to you, and you can also track your move yourself through our online tracking portal.

This was a difficult move for me and I felt that Sophie and her team made things easier than I though it was going to be - Many thanks!!

From our Fareham office, our team of expert Residential Conveyancing Solicitors can assist you in the following ways:

Buying or selling a property

Moving home can be one of the most stressful times in your life, but it doesn't need to be.  Whether you are a first time buyer, moving into a larger family home, downsizing, or selling the home of a loved one, our Residential Conveyancing team in Fareham are on hand to provide you with excellent advice tailored to you. 

We know that even if this is not your first time buying or selling a property, you will have questions, as every property is different.  From the first step of receiving your bespoke Conveyancing estimate, we will be on hand to answer your questions, whether they be regarding the different surveys needed, how the Conveyancing process works or if you need some top tips on how to prepare for the coming weeks and months.  

First time buyers

Getting on the property ladder can be a daunting prospect for any first time buyer, however it will also be an exciting time to own your own home.  We specialise in helping first time buyers understand your options, how you can benefit from the various schemes available to you, as well as how the Conveyancing process works and the terminology involved.  Through our experience we can also offer you our top tips for a smooth purchase. 

By coming to our Residential Conveyancing team in Fareham, you can rest assured that we will support you throughout, advising you on queries such as the deposit you will need, Help to Buy ISAs, shared ownership, searches, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), and the role we will play as your Conveyancer.

Shared ownership 

As a first time buyer, you may be considering shared ownership as an option to buy your first property with a partner or a friend.  This option moves you a step closer to owning your own home, as you buy a portion of a property and rent the other from a third party at a reduced rate.

Shared ownership schemes come with many benefits, however it is important that you consider your options before proceeding.  Our Residential Conveyancing team in Fareham will review whether this is the best path for you and help you understand how shared ownership works, who can apply, what the benefits are and what the potential negatives could be.

Which property survey should I have?

If you are buying a property, it is your responsibility to have a property survey completed to uncover any hidden problems before you commit.  There are three different surveys available to you, which include the RICS Condition Report, RICS Homebuyer's Report or the RICS Building Survey.  We can recommend to you which survey you should have completed based on the age and type of property, and if the results show a serious issue, we can advise as to your next steps, whether that be to obtain quotes for the works needed, a re-negotiation on the price, or if we do not believe you should proceed.  We strive to be honest with our clients and work in your best interests.

How you can help your children onto the property ladder

The Bank of Mum and Dad becomes a more commonplace phrase with each passing year, and if you are considering assisting your children buy their first home, then we can advise you as to the best course of action, whether that be gifting or loaning the monies.  We can also advise you as to the tax implications of doing so, as well as how you can protect your investment for the future through a Declaration of Trust.  

Equity release or transfer of equity

More people are choosing to release equity each year as a viable option to obtain an injection of funds, whether that is to refurbish their home, go on that once in a lifetime holiday or to live comfortably in their retirement.  No matter the reason, we are experienced in providing advice and guidance regarding equity release and can take you through the whole process.  

We are a member of the Equity Release Council and so you can rest assured that the advice we give meets the high standards of this organisation and will be given bearing in mind your own situation, the reason why you wish to release equity and how it could impact you and your family in the future.  

Through discussions with us, you will be confident knowing that you are making the right decision, and will understand the process of equity release, such as how long it takes, why a Solicitor needs to be involved, whether you can use equity release to buy a second property, how it could impact Inheritance Tax in the future and above all, that is a safe option for you.  

To find out more about whether equity release could be right for you, contact our expert, Kiri Saunders-Brown, on 023 8071 7438 or email kirisaunders-brown@warnergoodman.co.uk

Buy to let properties

If you are considering purchasing a buy to let property to either expand your property portfolio or as a second home, we can help you understand the different options involved as well as other factors, such as your responsibilities as a landlord.  

As well as the advice our Conveyancing Solicitors in Fareham can provide, you may also find the following local links useful:

To speak to our Residential Conveyancing team in Fareham, call us today on 01329 222096 or email conveyancingquote@warnergoodman.co.uk