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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorset

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must vacate my rented property in Dorset by 17/1/2023. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Is it possible to complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to find short term accommodation?

It is unwise to give notice for your tenancy unless exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not already done so, notify to your solicitor and urge them to they cajole the other solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work to achieve

At what point will exchange of contracts happen for residential conveyancing in Dorset and am I required to attend the solicitors office?

If you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Dorset you are welcome to come in to sign documents. However, the firms we recommend supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The signing of the purchase agreement is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Dorset)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I bought my flat on 4 March and my personal details are still not on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Dorset expressed confidence that it will be recorded in less than a month. Are properties in Dorset particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Dorset is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust depending on who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry must send notices to any interested persons or bodies. At present roughly 80% of submission are fully addressed within two weeks but some can be subject to longer delays. Historically registration is effected after the purchaser is living at the premises thus 'speed' is not typically primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I am looking for a flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Dorset I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Dorset in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan that many years will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Dorset. Conveyancing and National Westminster Bank mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in Dorset who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Dorset conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I purchased a 1 bedroom flat in Dorset, conveyancing was carried out March 2010. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Dorset with a long lease are worth £227,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease runs out on 21st October 2094

With only 72 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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