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Conveyancing in Portsmouth

63 cases completed in Portsmouth in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Portsmouth

Perched on the south coast of England, Portsmouth lies within the county of Hampshire. Most of the city takes up Portsea Island and it has a population of just over 205,000. At My Home Move Conveyancing we continue to develop our knowledge of the local property market in Portsmouth, allowing us to bring our clients in the area an outstanding specialist conveyancing service.

When buying or selling property in Portsmouth, you’ll require the services of a lawyer to help you complete the necessary legal work.

My Home Move Conveyancing brings you an award winning level of customer service, which we combine with our innovative use of technology and extensive knowledge of local markets. Our conveyancing service is fixed fee, meaning you can plan for exactly how much you’re going to pay. There are no extra hidden costs to worry about when we act as your Portsmouth conveyancers. What’s more, if you don’t end up moving, you won’t have to pay us anything in legal fees.

We will assign you a dedicated conveyancer who will oversee your case from start to finish, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular progress updates. At My Home Move Conveyancing we are proud to have supplied our conveyancing services in Portsmouth to customers purchasing a variety of homes across the area, including neighbourhoods such as Eastney, Milton and Southsea.

Local statistics

The average house price in Portsmouth is £190,579. During the past year, terraced properties were most popular in terms of numbers sold by some distance, going for an average price of £203,809. Flats also sold well, fetching £155,462, while semis went for £267,260 and detached properties for £348,233.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Portsmouth City Council. They can be contacted on 023 9282 2251 or at the following address:

Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
PO1 2BE

The local area

Portsmouth is the UK’s only island city, and has been a significant port for centuries thanks to its strong strategic position. It’s possible to trace the city’s history back to Roman times, while Portsmouth has the world’s oldest dry dock and played an important role in a number of wars and invasions. The modern city puts the lovely waterfront to great use and there are plenty of cultural draws to keep you occupied in town, including theatres like the New Theatre Royal and the Guildhall music venue.

Portsmouth sits just 64 miles southwest of London, and less than 20 miles to the southeast of Southampton. While taking a train for just over an hour and a half may be a little too far for a daily commute to the capital, there are trains to Southampton that take just over half an hour which is a similar time to the journey by road. The M27 motorway connects Portsmouth and Southampton, while the A3 heads north and the A27 east towards other parts of the south coast.

There are some excellent schools in the area if you have children, with top primary options including Corpus Christi, St John’s Cathedral and Copnor Junior School. Springfield School in Drayton, Cosham’s Redwood Park School and Admiral Lord Nelson School are among the secondary options. The University of Portsmouth caters for older students, and has numbers of around 20,000.

All properties in Portsmouth will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,053.21

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,228.74

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,404.28

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,579.81

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,930.88

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,281.95

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,633.02

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,159.62

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm