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Dorchester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to moving day was 23 days for conveyancing in Dorchester
  • 2 71% freehold and 29% leasehold conveyancing in Dorchester for this year to date
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Dorchester is 50% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 244 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Dorchester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dorchester since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

Do the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site carry out attended exchange conveyancing in Dorchester?

There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Do e-mail us to receive a costs illustration and details as to availability.

At what point can the exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Dorchester and am I required to attend the conveyancers office?

Where you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester you are invited in to sign documents. However, the firms we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The signing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract simply enables the solicitor to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I am considering applying for a Nottingham mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Dorchester with 65 per cent LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Nottingham ?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Nottingham will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

I am helping my mother sell her house in Dorchester. Will the conveyancer commission an energy assessment or do I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was kept a required component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand prior to the property being marketed. It is not something that solicitors ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Dorchester conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable local assessors

I am due to move property in October. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Dorchester. Conveyancing solicitor was found before I stumbled across this site.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the keys from the estate agent however this should only occur once the vendors lawyers confirm to the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be handed over. After that you should inform the removal company that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Dorchester or a firm with expertise in conveyancing in Dorchester.

Lloyds have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a house in Dorchester has been agreed to, now what?

Your estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure the conveyancers are on the lender’s panel). Call up Lloyds or your broker and finalise any relevant paperwork. Lloyds will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or seller to schedule a time for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week to receive the mortgage offer. Lloyds will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Dorchester.

Just acquired a detached house in Dorchester , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to register the transfer to my name? My Dorchester conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are concluded.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Dorchester registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry communicate with any third persons or bodies. As of today approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Historically registration occurs after the buyer is living at the property thus post completion formalities is not usually top priority yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing home to a BTL mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society and I will use the rest of the raised equity towards further house. The location we are interested in is Dorchester. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and link together the transactions?

Make use of our search tool on this page to check that the lawyers are approved by both lenders. Having checked that they are the solicitor should be able to tie up the two transactions but you should have a chat with you solicitor and make clear your desired outcome and requirements.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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 Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dorchester practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Blackburn & Co, Wessex Chambers, 33 Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TT
  • 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

Dorchester commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions General advice on title or other property issues Drafting and approving option agreements Formation of commercial management companies

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