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Shaftesbury Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £2,952
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 39 days for conveyancing in Shaftesbury
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Shaftesbury that are buy to let is 23%
  • 5 Average time frame of 22 days for registration of title in Shaftesbury

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shaftesbury since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shaftesbury

Having been referred to your company we were going to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Shaftesbury endorsed on your site but stumbled across some other quotes via the web seem cheaper – why is this?

One can find numerous solicitors promoting pretending to offer cheap conveyancing, but extracharges end up with the completion invoice totally different to the one you expected. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that fees set out in terms of business should be transparent and reasonable raised The solicitors that we put forward for conveyancing in Shaftesbury specify all costs for a standard conveyancing case.

Would the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site handle auction conveyancing in Shaftesbury?

We know of a number of auction practitioners we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Shaftesbury is just one of the many areas of in which our lawyers are based.

After reading online forums for a high-quality lawyer in Shaftesbury, most comment that I should look for a CQS assured lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

Shaftesbury Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have obtained certification under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) The Law Society established CQS to promote high standards in the home buying process. CQS helps buyers and sellers to recognise practices who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Shaftesbury is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which accredited firms have a presence. The conveyancing scheme obliges solicitors to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, spot checks and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Legal Ombudsman.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Shaftesbury is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Shaftesbury are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Shaftesbury you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Shaftesbury may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

What is different about your site and other online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Shaftesbury?

At this site obtain a fixed fee costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances for your conveyancing in Shaftesbury. As opposed to estate agents and brokerage sites we are not in the business of charging firms a fee if you select them for your property ownership legalities in Shaftesbury

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Shaftesbury with the purpose of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Shaftesbury can be bypassed where you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ solicitors.
  • If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should ensure that you have the original share certificate. Organising a re-issued share certificate can be a lengthy formality and slows down many a Shaftesbury home move. If a duplicate share certificate is necessary, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (where relevant) for this sooner rather than later. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but you should verify this via your conveyancers. A purchaser's conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the remaining number of years is below 80 years. It is therefore important at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. Some Shaftesbury leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their lawyers.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Shaftesbury - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    Where a Shaftesbury lease has no more than 80 years it will impact the marketability of the flat. It is worth checking with your lender that they are content with residual term of the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of how much this would cost. For most Shaftesburylease extensions you would need to own the property for a couple of years in order to be eligible to carry out a lease extension. The answer will be important as a) areas could result in problems for the building as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where services remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the running of the building you will want to have all the details Who takes charge for maintaining and repairing the block?

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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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shaftesbury specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Shaftesbury regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shaftesbury with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Shaftesbury. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

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