By Frances Traynor
26th July 2017
"A team you can be confident in during your move."
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.
The cost of conveyancing searches can vary. They are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.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.
Land is contaminated by several environmental factors, and an environmental search will confirm that a plot of land can be impacted by contaminants like waste treatment sites in the area or civil aviation activity in the area.Q.
It is advised that the majority of buyers order a RICS survey. There are many issues that can negatively affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, which include flat roof leaks or roof damage.Q.
It can take anywhere between one month and 12 weeks dependent on various issues e.g. the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the number of people in the chain.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:
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.