By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"The team to place confidence in throughout your property transaction."
When buying or selling a home in Dorchester, you will have to instruct a solicitor to take care of legal work for your move.
Homeward Legal's conveyancing lawyers have many years experience helping home buyers and sellers in Dorchester and throughout Dorset.Our pragmatic approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Our conveyancing solicitors carry out all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any property legal fees, if your Dorset house move does not complete.
With their local experience, your property solicitor will lead you through your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
As calculated by the most recent census (2011) Dorchester, has a population of 213,203 spread over an area of 413,723 acres (167,428 hectares) giving a density of residential population of 0.5 people per acre (1.3 per hectare).
Dorchester's closest station is Dorchester West and Dorchester's closest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (27 miles).Q.
Max Gate National Trust Winterborne Came St Peter Churches Conservation Trust and Whitcombe Church Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Dorchester.
The nearest hospital for Dorchester is Dorset County Dorchester.Q.
This matter catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra charges can pad your final bill. The conveyancing quote must also state costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursments).Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.Q.
Property owners in Dorchester may be subject to chancel repair liability. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land in Dorchester must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Ecclesiastical properties in this area which may give rise to chancel liability include St George, St Mary the Virgin and St Peter.Q.
In the main, there is not a strict definition of 'fixtures and fittings'. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.
Flood risk searches conducted by your Dorchester lawyer will include the more rigorous flood search if the risk warrants it.
Why not also get in touch with a neighbour of the property for some extra local information.Q.
SDLT commonly must be paid on residential property priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty avoidance is not advised. Such schemes are expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.Q.
Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating higher conveyancing costs for house purchasers. Homeward Legal, however, will act for all major mortgage lenders so that you will not be required to pay the lender's legal fees.Q.
Dorchester's local area has a history of contamination from industry and natural causes, like much of the UK. Metal contamination of top-soil in Dorchester is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like disinfection by-products, will also be included in an environmental search.Q.
A property solicitor will contact the West Dorset local council to enquire about the applicable council tax rates, which should be detailed in the conveyancing report on title.
Correct charges for residents of Dorchester are detailed on the West Dorset council website. At the time of authoring (01 March 2013) the rates are: