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Reasons to use our Bridport conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Bridport home moves can be made a lot more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Bridport regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal connections with Bridport estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Bridport conveyancers work in conjunction with Bridport estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 The companies listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bridport since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridport

Me and my wife are buying our first property. Our conveyancing practitioner has calledto check if we wish to purchase additional conveyancing searches. Frankly we have no idea as to what's relevant for conveyancing in Bridport

The range of Bridport conveyancing searches depends entirely on the property, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your knowledge of the area and risks, your general approach to risk. What matters is that you properly comprehend what information the searches could provide. You may then make a decision if you consider that you need that information. Where you are in doubt, ask your property lawyer to explain.

A friend recommended that if I am buying in Bridport I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Bridport conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Bridport around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Bridport Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Bridport Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Bridport.

three months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Bridport completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Bridport differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Bridport come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because new home sellers in Bridport usually 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 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Bridport or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Bridport for my house move. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

One may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training reasons.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Bridport conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Bridport conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non Bridport conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Bridport who can give a testimonial? How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?

Bridport Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    What restrictions exist in the Bridport Lease? How much is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the property? Many Bridport leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service charge for maintenance of the block invoiced by the freeholder. If you buy the apartment you will have to meet this contribution, normally quarterly during the year. This may vary from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal grounds. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge to be met annual, normally this is not a large sum, say about £50-£100 but you should to check it because on occasion it can be surprisingly expensive.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bridport regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bridport practicing in commercial conveyancing in Bridport. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Nantes Solicitors Limited, 36 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LH
  • Kitson & Trotman, The Champions, Hogsill Street, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AN

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Bridport?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Bridport. If using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high quality 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 specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard 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.
  • Have a speedy, independent and comprehensive service if if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Bridport.

Transfer of Equity 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:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the buyer and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HMLR.

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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