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Main reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Blandford Forum

  • 1 Blandford Forum solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Blandford Forum conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Blandford Forum - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Blandford Forum is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal links with Blandford Forum estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Regardless other solicitors inform you it could be important to pop into your lawyer to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Blandford Forum since March 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blandford Forum

Why would one use a Blandford Forum conveyancing practice when online alternatives are cheap by comparison?

To take your time to find scrutinise conveyancing costs in Blandford Forum and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t waste your energy getting the cheapest Blandford Forum conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a smooth and a stressful home move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't take the place of a phone conversation and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of continuity that you will never get with an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you as to headway and keep you informed. Should you need to phone the firm you will know who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you are in the know.

The Blandford Forum conveyancing firm handling our Blandford Forum conveyancing has uncovered an inconsistency when comparing the assumptions in the home valuation survey and what is in the legal papers for the property. My solicitor says that he is duty bound to ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my conveyancer’s stance right?

Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

I am purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Blandford Forum. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal investigations on the property involve enquiries to ascertain if these alterations are prohibited?

Your solicitor will review the deeds as conveyancing in Blandford Forum will sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain works or require the permission of a 3rd party. Certain extensions require local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

Can you point me to a directory of Aldermore panel conveyancers in Blandford Forum on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

No. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of lenders make their panel listings available on the web. If you are in need of a Blandford Forum property lawyer on the Aldermore please make the most of our tool.

I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Skipton. Is it usual for Skipton to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Blandford Forum is approved on their conveyancing panel? Skipton have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Skipton to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

What will a local search inform me concerning the property we're purchasing in Blandford Forum?

Blandford Forum conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Searches UK The local search is essential in every Blandford Forum conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in Blandford Forum 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?

You no longer need to hold title original deeds to prove you own the land or premises, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

How does conveyancing in Blandford Forum differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Blandford Forum contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because builders in Blandford Forum typically acquire 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 conveyancers 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.

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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 will likely 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Blandford Forum regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Blandford Forum with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Blandford Forum. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Jane V Wilkinson, Wrekin House, Ibberton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0EN
  • Lowe Legal Services, Cherokee, Blandford Hill, Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0AA

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Blandford Forum almost always comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (if relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the buyer and the mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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