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Bridport Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 68% freehold and 32% leasehold conveyancing in Bridport for this year to date
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 61 days for conveyancing in Bridport
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Bridport that are buy to let is 11%
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £6,781

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bridport since July 2021*

Acquisition

of apartment Alexandra Court DT6 5QP, sold for £137,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi-detached premises, Pageant Close, DT6 3EG completing on 20/07/2021 at a price of £157,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridport

Just contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Bridport who completed the legal work 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing quote based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold premises and a freehold premises) of similar values with a loan from Yorkshire Building Society. It looks as though am now being charged double. Should I hunt for a cheaper internet firm of conveyancing solicitor?

The costs illustration is slightly on the expensive side. Where you are willing to invest time contrasting charges you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, if you were pleased with the service the firm provided you couldcome to regret choosing an an untested solicitor. If is important to ensure the solicitor can represent Yorkshire Building Society. You can use our search tool to find a Bridport conveyancing firm on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bridport.

I am downsizing from our property in Bridport and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed an internet conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Bridport. We have lived in Bridport for six years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek clarification that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

The deeds to my property are lost. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Bridport 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?

As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be recorded by HMLR with a Title Number. It is possible to carry out a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and get current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for a small fee.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Bridport is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Bridport are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Bridport you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bridport may ascertain 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.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my aunt I am selling a residence in Swansea but reside in Bridport. My solicitor (approximately 200 miles awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Bridport to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Bridport based

If instructed can a conveyancer remove someone from the title of my property in Bridport ?

Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a lawyer

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bridport regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bridport but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Nantes Solicitors Limited, 36 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LH
  • Kitson & Trotman, The Champions, Hogsill Street, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bridport

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bridport specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Nantes Solicitors Limited, 36 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LH
  • Kitson & Trotman, The Champions, Hogsill Street, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AN

Conveyancing in Bridport is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Solicitor instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Bridport property searches for the title
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation collated by the vendor’s property lawyer
  • Submitting enquiries with the owner’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Assessing replies supplied by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Preparing 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 preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Beaminster
Crewkerne
Charmouth
Bridport
Burton Bradstock

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

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