Conveyancing in Bourmemouth Q & A

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Conveyancing in Bourmemouth Q & A

When buying or selling or a home in Bournemouth, it will be necessary to instruct a property lawyer to handle the legal side of things for you.

Our conveyancing solicitors have long experience of conveyancing in Bournemouth and all over Dorset. Our pragmatic approach means we frequently complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Bournemouth

  • By road: Bournemouth is served by the A31 and A338.
  • By rail: The nearest train station is Bournemouth.
  • By air: Bournemouth Airport is 7 miles from Bournemouth.
  • Hospital: Nuffield Health Bournemouth, 67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW.
  • Council: Bournemouth Borough Council (
  • Attractions: Bournemouth Beach and Pier, Brownsea Island, Adventure Wonderland, Hengistbury Head, Winter Gardens, and Oceanarium.

Which elements help with getting fast conveyancing?

Conveyancing can be a protracted process if everyone in the chain is not continually pushed to complete the legal work in a timely fashion. Therefore, essential to fast conveyancing and reducing the duration of the process is to contact a proactive and experienced solicitor. There are several things you, as the buyer, can do, including calling or emailing your solicitor regularly, chasing them if you suspect any delays, answering any queries raised by your solicitor quickly, and getting your mortgage offer in place. Homeward Legal’s team of solicitors are different from other firms, using state-of-the-art systems and communicating with everybody in the chain. Call our property team on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote.

When should I appoint a conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house in Bournemouth?

If you use a firm offering a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee, like Homeward Legal, the sooner you instruct them, the better. Early appointment of a conveyancer for the legal aspects of your Bournemouth property purchase or sale can limit the risk of the transaction failing. With Homeward Legal, we offer this guarantee and more, which means you have less to worry about during what is a stressful time. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to talk about a fixed-fee quote, or you could try the quote calculator.

Our agent has named a firm of solicitors who they usually use. Will it be faster to instruct this solicitor?

Often, such referrals are in the interest of the estate agent, since the law firm may offer an attractive referral fee, but they may not necessarily be the best option for you. Homeward Legal provide a fixed-fee quote, backed up by a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee. Give our team of conveyancing experts a call to discuss your needs.

How long on average should I expect it to take my assigned solicitor to complete the legal work for a flat in Bournemouth?

The legal process can take, on average, anywhere from around a month to twelve weeks. The length of time the process takes depends completely on various factors like the efficiency of the seller's conveyancer, or the number of people in the chain. Our highly-skilled conveyancers at Homeward Legal are focused on pushing transactions through, communicating regularly with everyone in the chain, and completing the legal process as soon as is practicable.

How much will be the total cost of our conveyancing searches?

With Homeward Legal, you will be required to pay at most £249 for conveyancing searches. An example of less common searches, used in addition to a standard bundle, is a limestone search.

What will the council tax cost on a Sixties Band A flat in Bournemouth?

Your conveyancing solicitor will highlight the council tax band for your property in the title report, as well as the details of the local authority controlling the tax. Council tax charges for homes in Bournemouth are set out online at the Bournemouth council site (see the public service information at the top of this section). For 2016/2017, the band rates were:

  • Band A - £1,035.54
  • Band B - £1,208.13
  • Band C - £1,380.72
  • Band D - £1,553.31
  • Band E - £1,898.49
  • Band F - £2,243.67
  • Band G - £2,588.85
  • Band H - £3,106.62
  • Retrieved 7 February 2017

I would like to know which Bournemouth lenders your lawyers are able to work with. Whose panels are your solicitors on?

Most lenders in Bournemouth are on our panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Bournemouth include:

  • Sound Financial Services, 4 St. Winifreds Rd, Bournemouth, BH2 6NZ
  • Total Home Loans Ltd., 8 Trinity, 161 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1JU
  • Ameriscot Commercial, 80 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8AQ.

How do you work out stamp duty?

Stamp Duty is calculated based on the purchase price. For example, stamp duty will be £9,250 on a £385,000 property (information retrieved 7 February 2017). You might like to use the simple online stamp duty calculator at