By Frances Traynor
26th July 2017
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If you are selling, buying or remortgaging a property in Dorset, you should instruct a property lawyer to carry out the legal work .
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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.
It is strongly suggested that purchasers order a property survey when you plan to buy in Dorset. Buyers should be aware that there are many issues that can negatively affect a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover, such as rotten roof timbers.Q.
It can take anywhere from 1 month to 3 months depending on various issues for example the efficiency of the sellers lawyer, or the number of people in the chain.
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.
The straightforward answer is, earlier is preferable, as there are a number of tasks which may be performed very early in the process. Early instruction of a firm to act on your Dorset sale or purchase could mitigate the chance of your transaction stalling.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.
Gazumping arises when an offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the home owner, selecting instead a higher offer. There is almost always a risk of being gazumped. Instructing an efficient solicitor early should help to mitigate this risk.