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Reasons to use our Weymouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Weymouth home moves can be made a lot more protracted due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Weymouth - if so sets of lawyers will be familiar
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Weymouth conveyancers work in partnership with Weymouth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 5 Experience means that Weymouth property lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Weymouth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Weymouth.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Weymouth since March 2022*


of flat Abbotsbury Road DT4 0AD, at sale price of £155,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client


of apartment Abbotsbury Road DT4 0AD, at sale sum of £130,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced premises, Chafeys Avenue, DT4 0EJ completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £300,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title


of terraced premises, Lanehouse Rocks Road, DT4 9HU completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £395,200. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Weymouth

Me and my fiance are purchasing a 1 bedroom flat in Weymouth with a mortgage. We like our Weymouth lawyer, however the lender advise she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the mortgage company panel firms or retain our Weymouth conveyancer as well as pay for one of their panel lawyers to act for them. We consider that this is inequitable; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your Weymouth conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My husband and I are only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in Weymouth and my mum and dad have transferred the exchange deposit to my conveyancing practitioner. I am now told that as the deposit has not arrived from me my property lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender. Apparently, in also acting for the lender he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the lender about my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for this now to hold matters up?

The conveyancer is legally required to check with the bank to ensure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only disclose this to your mortgage company if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I am considering applying for a HSBC mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Weymouth with 70% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for HSBC ?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but HSBC will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial premises in Weymouth?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Weymouth will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Weymouth. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Weymouth.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Weymouth it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Weymouth commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Weymouth.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Weymouth in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders may not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Weymouth. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Weymouth especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Weymouth.

In sourcing the world wide web for the words conveyancing in Weymouth it brings up many solicitorsin the area. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancer for my move?

The preferential way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via trusted referral, so enquire of friends and those you trust who have bought a property in Weymouth or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Weymouth vary, so it's sensible to request at least four costs illustrations from different conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Weymouth

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Weymouth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Mustoe Shorter Solicitors & Advocates, 7-8 Frederick Place, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8HQ
  • Pengillys Llp, 67 St Thomas Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8HB
  • Redferns, Lupins Business Centre, 1-3 Greenhill, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7SS

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Weymouth but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Wessex Conveyancing Ltd, First Floor, DT4 8NS
  • Philip Hall & Co Limited, Longfield Chambers, 2 Bramble Drove, DT2 8ED

Weymouth commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance for investment and development loans for banks and borrowers Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Lease renewals and variations Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Drafting and approving option agreements

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