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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridport

Various online forums that I have visited warn that are the primary reason for stalling in Bridport conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Bridport.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Bridport 4 years ago have long since closed. What do I do?

Assuming you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be held by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to execute a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and obtain current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually retain a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for £20 inclusive of VAT.

How does conveyancing in Bridport differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Bridport contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because developers in Bridport typically 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Bridport or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one close by in Bridport I like with open areas and station nearby, however it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Bridport in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

In searching the web for the phrase conveyancing in Bridport it reveals numerous solicitorsin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right property lawyer for the sale of my house?

The ideal method of finding the right conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so seek the guidance of colleagues and those you trust who have purchased a property in Bridport or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Bridport vary, so it's sensible to obtain at least four quotes from varying types of property lawyers. Make sure that you know what costs in the quote includes.

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