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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portland

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Portland even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example if I intend to acquire an office in Portland with a mortgage from Aldermore?

Our search tool is primarily utilised to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Portland but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page a few Portland commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the company directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Aldermore

About to purchase a new build flat in Portland. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Portland

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

I was advised by two or three local property agents in Portland to locate a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers over alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to offer any commission for sending work in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Portland. Before I get started I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and most are in Portland - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Portland Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    The answer will be useful as a) areas could result in problems in the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate where maintenance are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to have complete disclosure The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the leaseholders benefit from being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is frequently retained if the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves. Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability?

Our estate agent has recommended their conveyancer for our conveyancing in Portland - Is it not simpler better to just instruct them?

This is not necessarily the case and you are at liberty to use whichever property lawyer you decide for your Portland home move. A lawyer put forward by a 3rd party adviser may not always be the right lawyer, they may recommend their own conveyancing firm who are based remotely. In this instance you may not have contact with your lawyer and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain updates.

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