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  • 1 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Poundbury regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Poundbury and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 Experience means that Poundbury lawyer have developed very good links with Poundbury local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Poundbury.
  • 3 No matter what any other lawyers may claim it may be necessary to attend your conveyancer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a homemove without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 4 Poundbury solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 This site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Poundbury will be conducted by a law firm on your lender’s authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Poundbury since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Poundbury

What advice do you have for sourcing commercial conveyancing in Poundbury?

Option 1 is to ask connections who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Option 2 is to search the web for conveyancing in Poundbury. Telephone two or three listed and invite them to send you their conveyancing costs illustrations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will conduct your conveyancing ahead ofmaking your decision.

Third is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right solicitors for you based on your personal expectations including the type of property,timings, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Don't take the bait of low cost conveyancing in Poundbury

I own a freehold property in Poundbury yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Poundbury and has limited impact for conveyancing in Poundbury but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.

Should my conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Poundbury.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors conducting conveyancing in Poundbury. Plenty of people will buy a house in Poundbury, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that may be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Poundbury. The standard information given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard question of the vendor to determine whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a buyer could issue a compensation claim resulting from an incorrect answer. The purchaser’s conveyancers will also carry out an enviro report. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be conducted.

4 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Poundbury 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 premises 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.

How does conveyancing in Poundbury differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Poundbury come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because house builders in Poundbury typically acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Poundbury or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Poundbury I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Poundbury for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Poundbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bpl Solicitors Limited, Mey House, Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3QY
  • Humphries Kirk Executor & Trustee Company, 40 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UR
  • Sarah Grant Solicitors, First Floor, 28 Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TT

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Poundbury but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Philip Hall & Co Limited, Longfield Chambers, 2 Bramble Drove, DT2 8ED

Poundbury commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Offices, shops or industrial units Land use planning and environmental matters Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Offices, shops, public houses, off licenses, factories, nursing homes and warehouses Negotiating, completing and terminating commercial leases General advice on title or other property issues

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