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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Dorset Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 30/11/16

Some useful local public service information

The closest airport to Dorset is Bournemouth International Airport. The nearest station to Dorset is Weymouth, almost 3 miles away.

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Dorset points of interest

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Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland Castle English Heritage and Portland St George Churches Conservation Trust are near to Dorset.

The nearest hospital is Portland Castletown.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £521,000 house?

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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.

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How might conveyancing legal work take months to complete?

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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.

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How is contaminated land in Dorset investigated?

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A broad range of contaminants may potentially impair Dorset property. Contaminants such as proximity to scrap yards will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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Apparently, rubidium (Rb) soil contamination may be an issue in Dorset. Can you advise?

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Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Dorset, but some very localised cases of contamination in Dorset may pose unacceptably high risk. Data on many contaminants, such as industrial storage and groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.

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How much will my searches be?

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The cost of searches in Dorset considerably varies, subject to the searches your lender requires. They are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.

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The vendor has added unsympathetic doors on the maisonette which we think may break Gillingham conservation area rules.

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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.

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Doing ones own conveyancing without instructing a conveyancer in Dorset is becoming possible when buying a maisonette , but would it be insensible ?

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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.

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How long should I expect it to take my assigned conveyancing solicitor to exchange contracts all of the conveyancing work for a semi detached home we want to buy?

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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.

 
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