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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blandford Forum

Should conveyancers request an advanced payment for conveyancing in Blandford Forum?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Blandford Forum your lawyer will request that you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is as part of the total price then this should be needed shortly in advance of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is due will be payable shortly before completion.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when purchasing a property in Blandford Forum? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that means some homeowners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance to the chancel within the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Blandford Forum?

Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Blandford Forum to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

It has been four months following my purchase conveyancing in Blandford Forum completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Blandford Forum differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Blandford Forum come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because developers in Blandford Forum tend to 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Blandford Forum or who has acted in the same development.

I have been recommended by two or three local property agents in Blandford Forum to choose a property lawyer on your site. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to market your services ahead of another?

We refuse to offer any commission for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

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