I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Dorchester but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Dorchester and has limited impact for conveyancing in Dorchester 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.
I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel lawyer as I would prefer to instruct a high street conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester?
Do check but the the likelihood is that allocate you one of their panel lawyers if you want the "fee-free" deal. Contact the bank to see if they allow a monetary alternative. Some banks have previously offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Dorchester.
I am due to move home in December. Should my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Dorchester. Conveyancing firm was found before I stumbled across your site.
On the day of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from the selling agent but this should only occur once the previous owners lawyers advise the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be released. Subsequently you can advise the removal company that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a particular removal company but can assist you in choosing a conveyancing in Dorchester or a lawyer with expertise in conveyancing in Dorchester.
Are all Dorchester Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Principality conveyancing list of approved solicitors?
A selection of lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.
My offer was accepted on a house in Dorchester on 10/10/2023, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer appointed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Bank of Ireland and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Are Bank of Ireland entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Bank of Ireland to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
How does conveyancing in Dorchester differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Dorchester come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because developers in Dorchester tend to purchase the real estate, 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 Dorchester or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking to sell my property. My former lawyers have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Dorchester if that makes a difference.
Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Dorchester. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
My a dozen years ago. He has since got married, widowed and in recent months got remarried. He will be marketing the flat in a couple of months. I suspect that he will just be need to supply copies of his marriage certificates to the lawyer but he is worried it will hold up the conveyancing. Is it worth updating the title documents for the house?
It is not absolutely necessary to bring up to date the register providing you have the evidence required to show how the change of name has come about.
Any buyer’s solicitor will examine the land registry information and ask for evidence to prove the change of name e.g. marriage documentation.