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Top 5 reasons to let us help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Blandford Forum

  • 1 Regardless other companies may claim it may be important to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a house sale without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 Blandford Forum lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Blandford Forum conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 3 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Blandford Forum property deals can become a lot more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 Over the years Blandford Forum property lawyer have established excellent links with Blandford Forum local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Blandford Forum.
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Blandford Forum have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Blandford Forum and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Blandford Forum since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blandford Forum

I purchased a freehold house in Blandford Forum yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Blandford Forum and has limited impact for conveyancing in Blandford Forum but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

My apartment in Blandford Forum is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does the lawyer have to be required to be on the Santander conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Santander conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently in recent years.

My wife and I buying a detached bungalow in Blandford Forum. We would like to an extension at the rear at the property.Will legal investigations on the property involve investigations to determine if these works were previously refused?

Your solicitor should review the registered title as conveyancing in Blandford Forum can occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain alterations or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Certain works need local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

How can we tell if a Blandford Forum conveyancing solicitor on the Bank of Ireland panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Blandford Forum getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your conveyancing.

My wife and I have organised a further advance on our home loan from RBS as we intend to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Blandford Forum. Are we obliged to select a local Blandford Forum solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

RBS would not normally appoint a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the RBS conveyancing panel.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Blandford Forum is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Blandford Forum are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Blandford Forum you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Blandford Forum may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Am I best advised to appoint a Blandford Forum conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? We have a good friend who can carry out the legal formalities but they are based 400kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Blandford Forum conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign documents, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. Having local Blandford Forum know how is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and in the main were happy that must trump using an unknown Blandford Forum conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.

We are in the process of buying a apartment in Blandford Forum. Conveyancing is not yet done but we would like keep our purchase price confidential from the likes of Zoopla. Is this possible and how?

HMLR by statute are obliged to reveal price paid information on the official title for residential properties countrywide which includes premises in Blandford Forum. The register of title is a public document, so HM Land Registry would be breaking the law if they did not permit access to the register.

You can make a request of the Land Registry to withhold the amount paid entry however the response would be in the negative.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Blandford Forum regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Blandford Forum specialising in commercial conveyancing in Blandford Forum. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Jane V Wilkinson, Wrekin House, Ibberton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0EN
  • 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 not just Blandford Forum. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a speedy, independent and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Blandford Forum about your conveyancing in Blandford Forum.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Blandford Forum usually involves the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating adjustments 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 correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where 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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