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Reasons to use our Portland conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Portland conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Portland
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Portland solicitor have developed very good connections with Portland local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your conveyancing in Portland.
  • 3 The firms identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Portland selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Portland solicitors work in partnership with Portland estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Portland since October 2021*

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of detached residence property, Lodge Way, DT4 9UU completing on 13/10/2021 at a price of £240,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

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of house residence, Dennis Road, DT4 0NL completing on 21/10/2021 at a price of £355,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portland

When does exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Portland and am I required to attend the lawyers branch?

If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Portland you are welcome to attend to sign the paperwork. However, the law practices we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the solicitor to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Portland)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

We are getting the release of further monies on our mortgage from Principality as we wish to carry out renovations to our property in Portland. Are we obliged to appoint a local Portland solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Principality don't usually instruct a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality panel.

About to purchase house in Portland. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Portland conveyancer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

Kent Reliance have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a house in Portland has been accepted, now what?

The estate agent will wish to be advised as to your conveyancer's details (ensure that the solicitors are on the bank’s panel). Contact Kent Reliance or the financial adviser and complete any appropriate documentation. Kent Reliance will appoint a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or vendor to book a time for the valuation to happen. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about a week to get a mortgage offer. Kent Reliance will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Portland.

What will a local search tell me about the house I am purchasing in Portland?

Portland conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as PSG The local search is essential in every Portland conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject areas.

Me and my brother have a terraced Edwardian property in Portland. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and TSB. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Portland and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.

I am buying a new build house in Portland benefiting from help to buy. The developers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The property agent told me not to tell my solicitor about the extras as it would adversely affect my mortgage with HSBC Bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

When it comes to my conveyancing in Portland should I be paying VAT on the following: (1) Land reg fee on purchase (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on purchase (4) Bank TT fee

(1) Land reg fee on purchase - No (2) Pre - completion search fees -No, (such conveyancing searches are HMLR ones and means £4 and possibly £2 bankruptcy per name on your mortgage) (3) SDLT E submission on your purchase - There is no VAT on Stamp Duty. However if the firm is charging a stamp duty e-submission fee as part of their services - some Portland conveyancers do - that will incur VAT(4) Bank transfer fee - Yes it is for the lawyer's time in submitting the funds this way.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Portland

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Portland specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Portland?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Portland. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Have a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a speedy, impartial and comprehensive service if making a complaint about your conveyancing in Portland about your conveyancing in Portland.

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

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