By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"Teamwork is the ability to work as a group towards a united goal."
If you are selling, buying or remortgaging a property in Dorset, you should instruct a property lawyer to carry out the legal work .
Homeward Legal's network of solicitors have vast experience of conveyancing in Dorset and all over South West England. Our highly proactive approach means we move you faster than other firms.
Our conveyancing solicitors handle all the legal work for your move for a fixed rate.
If your Dorset house move does not complete we do not charge you any conveyancing solicitors fees.
Using area expertise, our solicitors will lead you through the whole of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
The closest airport to Dorset is Bournemouth International Airport. The nearest station to Dorset is Weymouth, almost 3 miles away.Q.
Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland Castle English Heritage and Portland St George Churches Conservation Trust are near to Dorset.
The nearest hospital is Portland Castletown.Q.
Many conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms. Busy, stressed buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Extras should be fair.Q.
A solicitor is required to confirm whether the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have the appropriate consents from the North Dorset planning authority. In the absence of any the necessary permissions the solicitor will inform you of the options, which include seeking from the planning authority or obtaining an indemnity policy.Q.
Where land in Dorset was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for maintenance of an old church building. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability.Q.
Agent referrals are a not uncommon path for purchasers to get a solicitor, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as an agent may select the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.Q.
Should you wish to try you can feasibly engage in the majority of the legal work without using an experienced conveyancer in Dorset. In reality however, a conveyancer in Dorset juggles a large array of functions including chasing notices/share certificates or locating planning docs some of which are more safely handled with appropriate adequate training.
More importantly DIY lawyers will not have the applicable cover that every lawyers are under a duty to obtain.Q.
Normal procedure will be to obtain the following Local Authority (council), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environmental, Tin Mining Search and China Search and perhaps less common searches, which may include a Utilities Search.Q.
The legal work needed to sell or purchase a home may take more time than budgeted. We do our best to reduce the impact of these delays whenever possible. Reasons for delay include a slow firm acting for the lender.Q.
Conveyancing searches (environmental) handled by the Dorset lawyer should include the more thorough search (Landmark) if required.
If you are still concerned try to get in touch with a local resident.