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Reasons to use our Blandford Forum conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Blandford Forum lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Blandford Forum conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Blandford Forum lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Blandford Forum conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 3 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Blandford Forum regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Blandford Forum and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Blandford Forum lawyer have established valuable links with Blandford Forum local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Blandford Forum.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Blandford Forum

Examples of recent conveyancing in Blandford Forum since October 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blandford Forum

We note that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the RBS conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Blandford Forum?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the RBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Blandford Forum.

We wish to acquire a newbuild flat in Blandford Forum with a mortgage from Virgin Money.We like our Blandford Forum conveyancing solicitor but Virgin Money says his firm is not listed on their "panel". We have to appoint a Virgin Money panel lawyer or keep our high street solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The loan issued to you is subject to its various provisions, a common one being that conveyancers must be on the Virgin Money solicitor panel. in the past, most mortgage companies had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Virgin Money

Me and my brother own a semi-detached Edwardian house in Blandford Forum. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and National Westminster Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. Is it worth asking National Westminster Bank to clarify?

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Blandford Forum and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

How does conveyancing in Blandford Forum differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Blandford Forum contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because developers in Blandford Forum tend to purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Blandford Forum or who has acted in the same development.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial offices in Blandford Forum and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives protection to commercial tenants, granting the dueness to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in Blandford Forum

I work for a long established estate agency in Blandford Forum where we see a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Blandford Forum conveyancing solicitors. Could you clarify whether the seller of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Blandford Forum Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Make sure you discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example it is very common in Blandford Forum leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Blandford Forum. If you like the apartmentin Blandford Forum but your cat can’t live with you then you have a very hard compromise. The answer will be helpful as a) areas could cause problems for the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate if repairs are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the managing agents you will wish to have full disclosure

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Blandford Forum

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Blandford Forum specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • On Demand Lawyers Limited, Field End, Higher Ansty, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7PT
  • Lowe Legal Services, Cherokee, Blandford Hill, Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0AA

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Blandford Forum?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Blandford Forum. If using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be supplied with a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service where if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Blandford Forum.

Blandford Forum commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Drafting and approving option agreements General advice on title or other property issues Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Property finance for investment and development loans for banks and borrowers Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback

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

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