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Ready to buy a new home in Dorchester? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Dorchester transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

Why would I instruct a Dorchester conveyancing company when web based conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in Dorchester and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t be focused with searching for the cheapest Dorchester conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a distressing home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted lawyer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you on headway making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. If you ever need to phone the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

We previously selected conveyancing lawyers with offices in Dorchester on the Skipton solicitor panel. They are now charging me a further amount for the legal aspects of the Skipton mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Skipton?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your conveyancer may charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Skipton but by your Dorchester solicitor. Plenty of firms on the Skipton panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but some practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

My wife and I are spending time viewing houses in Dorchester and I am about to put in an offer. Is it wise to have my conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Co-operative.

You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Co-operative, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

Our offer on a detached house in Dorchester has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have offered on somewhere, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is approx £1k, then valuation, Dorchester conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to check that your lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Regarding the next steps this very much dictated by the circumstances of your transaction, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a rising market many home buyers would apply for a home loan with Leeds Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their conveyancing practitioner to press on with searches.

I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of stalling in Dorchester house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Dorchester.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Dorchester before appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks tend not grant a loan on a flying freehold home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. If you call us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Dorchester. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I'm remortgaging my current property to a buy to let mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity towards a second house. The area we are looking at is Dorchester. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the conveyances?

Make use of our comparison tool on this page to ensure that the lawyers are approved by both lenders. Assuming that they are your lawyer should be able to simultaneously deal with the two transactions but you should talk with you lawyer and make apparent your desired outcome and needs.

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