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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorset

It has taken forever and a day but a mortgage agreement from HSBC for the refinancing of my single room flat is expected within the next few days. Can you suggest a low cost conveyancing law firm in Dorset?

You have come to the wrong site to search for a cheap conveyancing in Dorset. Our intention is to offer affordable conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Avoid the trap of appointing organisations enticing you with £99 conveyancing in Dorset. Optimistically, in going for low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you spending a lot in additional fees and still not receive the service expected.

Having sold my house in Dorset last September yet the purchaser is SMS messaging every few hours to moan that her conveyancer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What should have happened following completion?

Following your disposal your conveyancer is duty bound to send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. If applicable, your conveyancer should also confirm that the home loan has been repaid to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion procedures just for conveyancing in Dorset.

If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Dorset what would it be?

Do not opt for the cheapest Dorset conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Dorset

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Dorset and Solicitor firms in Dorset who provide Conveyancing services We would stress that both are regulated professionals specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. Both can handle other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am buying a property in Dorset. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Lloyds be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Lloyds your lawyer must check the conveyancing instructions contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Lloyds. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Lloyds where a lease does not satisfy these specifications. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Dorset.

The deeds to my house can not be found. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Dorset 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?

As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your proprietorship will be evidenced by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to carry out a search at the Land Registry, identify your property and get up to date copies of the property title for a small fee. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for £20 inclusive of VAT.

I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Dorset for my home move. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone can find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training reasons.

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