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  • 1 Our site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Beaminster will be carried out by a property lawyer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative sites advise it just might be important to pop into your lawyer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Beaminster are familiar with the local issues specific to Beaminster and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Beaminster since October 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beaminster

Our son-in-law is in the process of securing a new build apartment in Beaminster with a mortgage from Bank of Ireland. His lawyer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Beaminster is more expensive?

Beaminster leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Beaminster before appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders will not give a mortgage on this type of home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Beaminster. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Beaminster especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Beaminster.

My step-father has urged me to instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Beaminster. Should I find my own conveyancer?

There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to select a conveyancing lawyer is to get recommendations from friends or family who have used the conveyancer you're contemplating using.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Beaminster. Conveyancing and Yorkshire Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Beaminster who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Beaminster conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I acquired a ground floor flat in Beaminster, conveyancing was carried out 7 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Beaminster with a long lease are worth £175,000. The ground rent is £65 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2080

With 58 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £23,800 and £27,400 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

My folks are experiencing difficulties in finding their Beaminster land registry title on the site. They recall that back in the 70’s when they acquired the bungalow there were complications concerning the address not being recognised in some systems.

Nearly all premises in Beaminster should show up. Have you endevoured to search with just the postcode. Ordinarily it will disclose all the properties within that postcode. Assuming the property is registered it will show up with a title number. If they bought back in the 70’s it's conceivable it may be not yet registered. The property could still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to locate the original title documentation which might be with your parent’s mortgage company.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Beaminster regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Beaminster practicing in commercial conveyancing in Beaminster. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Kitson & Trotman, The Champions, Hogsill Street, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AN
  • Nantes Solicitors Limited, 36 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LH
  • Mrw Law Limited, 2 Church Street, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7HR
  • Stokes Partners Llp, Kingfisher House, Market Square, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7LH

Domestic conveyancing in Beaminster normally involves the following:

  • Lawyer instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Beaminster searches with respect to the property
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other papers prepared the owner’s lawyer
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Examining replies prepared by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Beaminster is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (where appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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