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Cheap conveyancing in Shaftesbury does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Shaftesbury Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 180 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Shaftesbury
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £11,212
  • 3 Average time frame of 22 days for registration of title in Shaftesbury
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 114 days for conveyancing in Shaftesbury
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shaftesbury since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shaftesbury

Having been suggested to visit your web site we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Shaftesbury found on your site but stumbled across some other costs illustrations via the web seem less expensive – how come?

One can find many firms of websites advertising self styled £99 conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for extracharges result in the final fee being inflated. Solicitors are duty bound to ensure charges set out in terms and conditions should be fair and reasonable invoiced The solicitors that we list for conveyancing in Shaftesbury genuinely set out all costs for a standard conveyancing case.

I have recentlybeen informed that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Shaftesbury for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I establish that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Shaftesbury conveyancing specialists.

I am buying a new build flat in Shaftesbury. 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 conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Shaftesbury

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please supply a car parking plan. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Shaftesbury in advance of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to issue a loan on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Shaftesbury. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Shaftesbury to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

We expect to complete the disposal of our £350,000 garden flat in Shaftesbury in nine days. The management company has quoted £420 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Shaftesbury?

Shaftesbury conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually results in administration charges invoiced by management companies :

    Addressing pre-exchange questions Where consent is required before sale in Shaftesbury Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Shaftesbury leasehold premises is £350. For Shaftesbury conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

I invested in buying a 1st floor flat in Shaftesbury, conveyancing having been completed in 2007. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar flats in Shaftesbury with over 90 years remaining are worth £265,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2098

With just 76 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

I am short of a 10% deposit on my apartment purchase in Shaftesbury , but I still want to go ahead. Do I have options?

You can agree a lower deposit. Most property owners will agree to a lesser deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.

You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last second

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Shaftesbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • Rutters, 2 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AY
  • Farnfields Llp, The Square, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AX
  • Tisbury Law Limited, Wick Barn, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6NW

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Shaftesbury

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shaftesbury practicing 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

  • Rutters, 2 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AY
  • Farnfields Llp, The Square, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AX

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Shaftesbury regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shaftesbury but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Sutherland & Co Property Lawyers, St Mary's Place, SP8 4AT

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

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