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Logical reasons to use our service to assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Shaftesbury

  • 1 Shaftesbury solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Shaftesbury are familiar with the local issues specific to Shaftesbury and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Shaftesbury governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Shaftesbury property lawyer have established valuable connections with Shaftesbury local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Shaftesbury.
  • 5 The Shaftesbury conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Shaftesbury

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shaftesbury since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shaftesbury

Me and my partner are due to complete on the purchase of a property in Shaftesbury but as a result of wreckage from a small fire at the property I have managed to agree reparation from the seller in the sum of six thousand pounds taking the form of a adjustment in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process but Santander are not allowing this. Should they have been informed?

Any conveyancer that is on the Santander approved list is obliged to inform Santander of any changes to the sale price. If you were to refuse your property lawyer to report the price change to Santander then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Santander and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Shaftesbury.

I am considering mortgaging my apartment in Shaftesbury, does my lawyer have to be on the Virgin Money Conveyancing panel?

In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel, but Virgin Money would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same transaction.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Shaftesbury?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Shaftesbury. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Shaftesbury differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Shaftesbury contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Shaftesbury usually acquire the real estate, 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 property lawyers 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 Shaftesbury or who has acted in the same development.

I work for a long established estate agency in Shaftesbury where we see a few flat sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given contradictory information from local Shaftesbury conveyancing firms. Could you clarify whether the owner of a flat can initiate 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 kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 buyer.

I am the registered owner of a 1 bedroom flat in Shaftesbury, conveyancing having been completed July 2005. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar properties in Shaftesbury with a long lease are worth £207,000. The ground rent is £60 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2081

With 57 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £28,500 and £33,000 as well as legals.

The figure 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 detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Shaftesbury being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. It would be a lot more helpful if you could recommend a specific firm on the mortgage company approved panel?

We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right Shaftesbury conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Shaftesbury knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..

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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 Licensed Conveyancers in Shaftesbury regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware 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

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

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (where applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the mortgage (if relevant) at the HMLR.

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