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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorchester

Why would one appoint a Dorchester conveyancing company when national conveyancers are so much cheaper?

Its a good idea to get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Dorchester and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t be focused with sourcing the cheapest Dorchester conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a distressing move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced conveyancer. Emails can't take the place of a telephone call and are no substitute for a one to one meeting. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of hand holding that you will never get with an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will keep you updated as to any developments making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. If you ever need to contact the firm you will be sure who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (6 years built) in Dorchester. 95% of the appartments have already been occupied. Do I need carry out the local searches as part of conveyancing in Dorchester?

A big part of the Dorchester legal transfer of property is the conveyancing searches. There are a large number of companies delivering Dorchester conveyancing searches, as well direct from the local authority. These are known collectively as personal search companies and they produce, not surprisingly, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must obtain their data from the local authoritative source.

I am purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Dorchester. We would like to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to see if these works were previously refused?

Your conveyancer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Dorchester can on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain alterations or necessitated the permission of another owner. Many extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Barclays are being difficult. The Dorchester solicitor who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Barclays are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Barclays have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Dorchester solicitor - who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Dorchester postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Dorchester.

I am buying a property and the lawyer has identified Chancel Repair for which the property could be obligated to pay as it falls into the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this really warranted for conveyancing in Dorchester

Unless a prior purchase of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in Dorchester to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

The deeds to our home can not be found. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Dorchester 5 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to have the physical deeds to evidence that you own the land or premises, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

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