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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Dorchester conveyancing

Reasons to use our Dorchester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Dorchester solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s solicitors are located in Dorchester - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 3 Experience means that Dorchester lawyer have established excellent links with Dorchester local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Dorchester.
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal connections with Dorchester estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Excellent communication and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Dorchester property deals can be made significantly more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dorchester since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

Can I use your services to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example if I want to acquire an office in Dorchester with a loan from Platform Home Loans Ltd?

Our search tool is primarily utilised to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester but we have set out towards the end of this page a few Dorchester commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the solicitors directly to check if they can also act for Platform Home Loans Ltd

It has been 2 months since my purchase conveyancing in Dorchester completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. 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 asset 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.

About to purchase a new build flat in Dorchester. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Dorchester

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply a car parking plan. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

Am I right to be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Dorchester conveyancing firm?

As with lots of service providers, often input from connections can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are many people with a vested interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may suggest solicitors to select. Sometimes these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there might be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the right to appoint your own lawyer. You need to be aware that many lenders specify a panel list of conveyancers you must use for the mortgage aspect of your conveyancing.

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Dorchester. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I own a basement flat in Dorchester, conveyancing formalities finalised 3 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Dorchester with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2082

You have 60 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £20,000 and £23,000 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester. I I would like to check if they are listed on the bank's conveyancing panel. Could you advise?

You should contact your solicitor and ask them if they are on the lender's approved list. Alternatively please call us and we can make some checks for you. If they are not on the bank panel we we can help find a reputable conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester on the approved list for your lender.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Dorchester specialising in commercial conveyancing in Dorchester. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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

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 the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (where appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (where appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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