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Main reasons to let us assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Portland

  • 1 Using a local Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Portland will be carried out by a law firm on your lender’s member panel.
  • 3 Portland conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors have offices in Portland - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
  • 5 Portland property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Portland conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portland since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portland

We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Portland who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Nottingham . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Portland.

The deeds to my property can not be found. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Portland 10 years ago have long since closed. What do I do?

Nowadays there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your lawyer will know precisely where to look for all the suitable documentation so you can buy or dispose of your house without any difficulty. Where duplicates are not available, your conveyancer may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against possible claims on the property.

I am buying a new build flat in Portland. 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 few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Portland

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply a car parking plan. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one near me in Portland I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Portland in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

My father has recommend that I use his conveyancing solicitors in Portland. Should I choose my own solicitor?

No doubt it’s preferable to select a conveyancing lawyer is to seek feedback from friends or family who have used the conveyancer you're contemplating using.

I am employed by a long established estate agency in Portland where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales put at risk as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received contradictory information from local Portland conveyancing solicitors. Please can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Portland Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? How much is the ground rent and service charge?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Portland regulated by the SRA

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

  • Pengillys Llp, 67 St Thomas Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8HB
  • Mustoe Shorter Solicitors & Advocates, 7-8 Frederick Place, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8HQ
  • Redferns, Lupins Business Centre, 1-3 Greenhill, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7SS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Portland regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portland practicing in commercial conveyancing in Portland. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Portland Legal Services, 6 Chiswell, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1AN
  • Pengillys Llp, 67 St Thomas Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8HB
  • Mustoe Shorter Solicitors & Advocates, 7-8 Frederick Place, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8HQ
  • Redferns, Lupins Business Centre, 1-3 Greenhill, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7SS

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Portland has some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) 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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