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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

The owners of the property we are hoping to buy have instructed a conveyancing solicitor in Dorchester who has recommended a exclusivity agreement with a payment 6,000. Are such arrangements appropriate for Dorchester conveyancing transactions?

There are a couple of primary concerns with entering into any lock out agreement (sometimes known as an exclusivity agreement) is that it can distract from making progress with the conveyancing process, so in the absence of it needing little or no negotiation then it may turn out to be unhelpful. It is not promoted amongst Dorchester conveyancing practitioners as a result. A further concern is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted purchaser is not likely to secure an injunction to prevent the seller completing the sale to an alternative purchaser, so the only remedy open via the agreement will be the recovery of abortive charges and, in rare circumstances, the extra payment of penalties.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Dorchester last June yet the purchaser is Skype messaging daily to say their solicitor needs to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Post completion of your disposal your lawyer should send the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. If applicable, your solicitor must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion requirements unique to conveyancing in Dorchester.

Are all Dorchester Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing list of approved firms?

A selection of banks and building societies now make use of the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

My husband and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Skipton as we intend to carry out alterations to our property in Dorchester. Do we need to select a high street Dorchester solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Skipton would not normally instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Skipton conveyancing panel.

About to purchase maisonette in Dorchester. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Dorchester conveyancer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.

I have justbeen informed that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Dorchester for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Dorchester conveyancing specialists.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Dorchester conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Dorchester conveyancing firm) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Dorchester conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:

    If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not? Can they put you in touch with clients in Dorchester who can give a testimonial?

I acquired a 1st floor flat in Dorchester, conveyancing was carried out in 2012. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Dorchester with a long lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease expires on 21st October 2096

With 72 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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