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  • 1 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Dorchester regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 The Dorchester conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Dorchester
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Regardless other sites tell you it just might be necessary to pop into your lawyer to execute documents. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Dorchester are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Dorchester and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dorchester since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

Do the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend carry out auction conveyancing in Dorchester?

We know of a few niche lawyers we can connect you with those conducting auction conveyancing. Dorchester is just one of the many areas of in which our lawyers are based.

I am helping my step-mother sell her flat in Dorchester. Will the conveyancer order an EPC or it is for me to see to?

After the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s remained a required component of selling a property. An energy assessment must be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers normally organise. If you are instructing a Dorchester conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with reputable local assessors

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Virgin Money. Dorchester conveyancing lawyers were appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Virgin Money?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Virgin Money done the survey? Have you informed Virgin Money as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with TSB. I assume I don't need a Dorchester lawyer on the TSB panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your TSB mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the TSB mortgage from the register. TSB, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where TSB has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. TSB has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your TSB mortgage has been paid off.

My relative recommended that where I am buying in Dorchester I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Dorchester conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Dorchester around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Dorchester Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Dorchester.

four months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Dorchester concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Dorchester is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Dorchester are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Dorchester you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Dorchester may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I am downsizing from my property. My past solicitors has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Dorchester if that affects matters.

Do 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 regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

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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 small selection of solicitors in Dorchester with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Dorchester regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note 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

Neighboring Locations

Blandford Forum
Poundbury
Dorchester
Dorset
Portland
Weymouth

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

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