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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorset

I am expecting a mortgage offer from Halifax. I would like to use a Licensed Conveyancer in Dorset. Does the Halifax Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Halifax approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my rented flat in Dorset by 11/4/2024. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in three weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?

Generally one should not give notice for your letting unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, speak to your conveyancer and urge them to they seek the assistance the owners lawyers, try to a target completion date that everyone will work to achieve

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Dorset for our house purchase. Our financial adviser has since advised us that our mortgage lenders Virgin Money won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?

A lender will require a panel conveyancer act for it. You would be expected to meet the cost of this. Try using our tool to choose a solicitor to carry conveyancing in Dorset on the Virgin Money member panel.

Should my conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Dorset.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Dorset. Plenty of people will acquire a property in Dorset, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that can be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Dorset. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual inquiry of the seller to determine whether the premises has suffered from flooding. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the seller, then a buyer could bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect response. The purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an environmental report. This should disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be initiated.

I am using a search engine for the words cheap conveyancing in Dorset it reveals many property lawyersin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancer for my move?

The ideal way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via trusted referral, so seek the guidance of colleagues and family who have purchased a property in Dorset or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Dorset differ, so it's advisable to request a minimum of four costs illustrations from different law firms. Be sure to secure confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

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