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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorset

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Dorset?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Dorset. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Dorset I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Dorset suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.

What does commercial conveyancing in Dorset cover?

Dorset conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide array of guidance, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

I am using a search engine for the term conveyancing in Dorset it reveals numerous solicitorsin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for my move?

The best way of finding the right conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so enquire of friends and family who have acquired a property in Dorset or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Dorset differ, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of four estimates from different companies. Dont forget to clarify that the charges are guaranteed not to to be inflated.

There are plenty of properties in Dorset on unadopted lanes. We are acquiring such a house. Are there any advantages to purchasing a property on a privately owned road?

Dorset conveyancing solicitors will be used to conveyancing propertieson private. Your conveyancer will investigate title to find any rights or liabilities. In many cases there is a residents association that proprietors make annual contributions to maintain the road. If there is one, the road will likely be maintained and appear nicer than publicly maintained.

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