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Find a Dorset Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorset

My conveyancer has identified a defect with the lease for the flat we are buying in Dorset. The other side have offered defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our property lawyer has advised that he must ensure that the lender is willing to move forward with this solution. Are we the client or is the lender?

Even though you have a mortgage offer from the lender does not mean to say that the property will meet their conditions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. You and the bank are the client. These conveyancing instructions must be adhered to.

I just bought a house at auction in Dorset. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?

Having legally bound yourself to purchase you must find a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you will have a pending a fixed date to complete the transaction. All auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding auction pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the documents that your lawyer requires. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You should give this to the solicitor instructed by you ASAP. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Dorset off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with RBS. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with RBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel.

Intending to buy a flat in Dorset. 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 Yorkshire BS 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 Dorset lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

A friend advised me that if I am buying in Dorset I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Dorset conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Dorset around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Dorset Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Dorset.

I'm remortgaging my existing home to a BTL mortgage with Halifax and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on further property. The location we are looking at is Dorset. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of banks and link together the two deals?

Do use our comparison tool on this site to check that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. On the basis that they are your solicitor should be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and communicate your expectations and needs.

We are a couple of weeks into a residential purchase having been recommend to solicitors by the local agent to handle our conveyancing in Dorset. We are not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

They would need to be very bad to suggest changing them. Has the mortgage been generated? In the event that it has you will need to make them aware of the new conveyancer and ensure the offer are re-sent. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the lenders panel to avoid added costs and frustration. That should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The search tool should assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Dorset

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