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Dorchester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Dorchester
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Dorchester that are buy to let is 1%
  • 3 68% freehold and 32% leasehold conveyancing in Dorchester for last year
  • 4 Average time frame of 55 days for registration of title in Dorchester
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 24 days for conveyancing in Dorchester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dorchester since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Dorchester. My lender is Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 11/1/2021, the requirements read as follows :

I am planning to move property in March. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Dorchester. Conveyancing firm was organised before I stumbled across your website.

On the day of completion you will need to pick up the keys from your estate agent but this can only occur once the sellers solicitors confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. After that you should advise the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal organisation but can assist you in locating a conveyancing in Dorchester or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Dorchester.

We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from Skipton as we wish to conduct a loft conversion to our property in Dorchester. Are we obliged to appoint a local Dorchester solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Skipton do not ordinarily require firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Skipton panel.

I had an offer accepted on an apartment in Dorchester on 16/11/2020, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Virgin Money and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Virgin Money to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need this when purchasing a property in Dorchester? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some homeowners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for repairs to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Dorchester?

Unless a previous acquisition of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you can expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Dorchester to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

About to purchase a new build apartment 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 conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Dorchester

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I am using a search engine for the phrase on line conveyancing in Dorchester it reveals numerous conveyancerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right solicitor for purchase transaction?

The preferential way of finding a suitable conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so ask colleagues and those you trust who have purchased a property in Dorchester or a reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Dorchester vary, so it's a good idea to secure a minimum of four quotes from varying types of solicitors. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the charges are guaranteed not to rise.

I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester. I need to find out if they are on the lender's approved list of lawyers. Could you advise?

You should call the lawyer and ask them if they are on the lender's panel. If that does not help call us and we can investigate and revert. Should the firm not be on the bank panel we we can help find a specialist conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester on the panel 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 will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Dorchester regulated by the CLC

Please be aware 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

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