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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Swanage

Various online forums that I have frequented warn that are the main reason for hinderance in Swanage conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Swanage.

four months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Swanage completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Swanage and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Swanage. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Swanage area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Swanage. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Swanage conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Swanage conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Swanage conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then why not? Can they put you in touch with clients in Swanage who can give a testimonial?

Swanage Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will increase the service fees? The answer will be important as a) areas may result in problems for the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where maintenance are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the running of the building you will want to know about it How is the lease structured?

The solicitors carrying out our conveyancing in Swanage has sent papers to review that reveal that the property is unregistered with epitome documents. How can it be that the property not currently recorded at HM Land Regsitry?

Although the vast majorities of properties in Swanage are now registered with HMLR there are still a few that are unregistered. Any property in Swanage that has been transferred since the late 1980’s will have been registered at the HM Land Registry under the compulsory ‘first registration’ scheme. However, if a Swanage property has not changed hands in that time then it’s likely the old fashioned title deeds will be the only evidence of ownership.Many Swanage conveyancing solicitors will be capable of dealing with such matters but where uncertainty exists the usual recommendation these days seems to be for the seller’s conveyancer to undertake the registration formalities first and thereafter sell - this will predictably result in a significant delay.

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