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Dorchester Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 105 days for registration of title in Dorchester
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Dorchester is 32% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £9,472
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Dorchester that are buy to let is 8%
  • 5 September was the busiest month and August was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Dorchester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dorchester since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

Is there a reason to use a Dorchester conveyancing practice when internet based conveyancers are so much cheaper?

By all means make sure that you get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Dorchester and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t become consumed with getting the cheapest Dorchester conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a distressing house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never replace a telephone conversation and are no substitute for a one to one consultation. Our partner firms will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you rarely receive from an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you as to any developments making sure that you are never in the dark. Should you need to phone the office you will know who to ask for and we'll ensure you are kept fully informed.

Having sold my house in Dorchester last September yet the purchaser is SMS messaging daily complaining that his conveyancer is waiting to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

After completion of your sale your solicitor is duty bound to send the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where relevant, your conveyancer must also confirm that the home loan has been repaid to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion requirements just for conveyancing in Dorchester.

I am selling my apartment in Dorchester. Does the solicitor have to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Lloyds conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently currently.

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

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was left as a mandatory element of selling a property. An energy assessment needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being marketed. It is not something that lawyers normally organise. Where you are instructing a Dorchester conveyancing lawyer they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable Dorchester accredited person

My wife and I have arranged the release of further monies on our home loan from TSB as we wish to carry out improvements to our home in Dorchester. Do we need to choose a local Dorchester solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

TSB do not ordinarily require firms on their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the TSB list.

I currently have a mortgage with HSBC for my property in Dorchester. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform HSBC?

HSBC must be informed of your intention before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of HSBC’s mortgage conditions. It may be that HSBC will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact HSBC directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a HSBC conveyancing panel firm.

I am buying a property and the solicitor has identified Chancel Repair for which the house may be obligated to pay given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this strictly required for conveyancing in Dorchester

Unless a previous purchase of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you may assume that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in Dorchester to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

What makes your site different to other internet conveyancing brokers for conveyancing in Dorchester?

At this site obtain a fixed fee costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the issues of your conveyancing in Dorchester. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate commission arrangements with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors who pay the most commission, as opposed to the best value conveyancing in Dorchester

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Dorchester practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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

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 may 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

Purchase conveyancing in Dorchester ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Ordering Dorchester conveyancing searches for the property
  • Assessing draft contract pack and other documentation received from the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising enquiries with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Considering the replies given by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if relevant)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the home loan (where relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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