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Top 5 reasons to let us help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester

  • 1 Using a high street Solicitor on the whole results in a more personalised service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Dorchester regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Dorchester are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Dorchester and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with Dorchester selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Dorchester lawyers work in partnership with Dorchester estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you need

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dorchester since June 2022*


of detached residence premises, Olga Road, DT1 2LX completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £330,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges


of apartment South Walks Road DT1 1AD, purchased for £155,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges


of flat Copper Street DT1 1GL, at sale consideration of £449,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi property, Alfred Road, DT1 2DW completing on 21/06/2022 at a price of £211,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

Can you suggest a Clydesdale allowed Dorchester conveyancing solicitor that can complete within 28 days? Would it be better to use a local Dorchester solicitor or an internet firm?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Dorchester conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the high street in Dorchester. Visit some well established firms and ask to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your time frames together with the reasons and get an assurance on speed. Choose the lawyer that genuine.

The Dorchester conveyancing solicitors that just started acting on my house acquisition in Dorchester have without warning shut down. I chose them because I needed a firm on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and my previous Dorchester lawyer was not. I sent them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist.

Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are a common reason for stalling in Dorchester conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Dorchester.

I got the keys to my home on 11 October and the transaction details are still not registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester said it should be recorded in less than a month. Are properties in Dorchester particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Dorchester registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any interested persons or bodies. As of today approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Registration occurs once the buyer is living at the premises therefore an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

How easy is it to change solicitor as I need to instruct one who is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing list. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester round the corner but she is not approved by Barnsley Building Society

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester on the Barnsley Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester. In making use of search facility on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Dorchester.

Are there any compelling benefits to using a high street conveyancer in Dorchester

Many purchasers and sellers in Dorchester prefer a local conveyancer so that they can visit if they have concerns, and to collect mortgage deeds without using the Royal Mail.

Some would suggest that there is a distinct edge when selecting a solicitor nearby to a premises you are buying, due to the familiarity of the region and possible local issues - nevertheless this is debatable. The majority of conveyancers are now through email and could be almost anywhere.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Dorchester specialising in commercial conveyancing in Dorchester. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Sarah Grant Solicitors, First Floor, 28 Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TT
  • Humphries Kirk Executor & Trustee Company, 40 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UR
  • Bpl Solicitors Limited, Mey House, Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3QY

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Dorchester regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Dorchester but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Philip Hall & Co Limited, Longfield Chambers, 2 Bramble Drove, DT2 8ED

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Dorchester is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (where applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the home loan (where applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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