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Reasons to use our Weymouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Weymouth conveyancing lawyers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Our site offers largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Weymouth governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Weymouth lawyers work in conjunction with Weymouth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Weymouth
  • 5 Using a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Weymouth since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Weymouth

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Weymouth is more expensive?

Weymouth leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

My husband and I are hoping to buy a 1 bedroom apartment in Weymouth with a loan from Nationwide Building Society.We like our Weymouth conveyancing practitioner but Nationwide Building Society informed us his firm is not listed on their "panel". We have to appoint a Nationwide Building Society panel lawyer or retain our local solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Nationwide Building Society use our lawyer?

No, not really. The home loan offered to you contains terms and conditions, a common one being that lawyers must be on the Nationwide Building Society approved list. in the past, most mortgage companies 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. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Nationwide Building Society

I am being advised by my lawyer that lack of planning permission insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Weymouth?

The right level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between National Westminster Bank and Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

Is it the case that all Weymouth CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now use CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their panels.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Santander. Is it usual for Santander to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Weymouth is approved on their conveyancing panel? Santander have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Santander to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Santander conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Weymouth. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Weymouth

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply a car parking plan. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Weymouth for my home move. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

You may search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor call for training purposes.

My son is about to join the property ladder, the home loan was agreed last week in principle. One the seller agreed the offer on the house we called the lender to move forward with his. I was shocked to hear that mortgage lenders do not accept all lawyer, they have to be on a list, is this correct?

Banks tend to imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. Typical examples of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Weymouth conveyancer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Unlikely.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Weymouth regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Weymouth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Weymouth. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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
  • Portland Legal Services, 6 Chiswell, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1AN

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 a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Land use planning and environmental issues

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

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