By Frances Traynor
24th October 2017
"A team to depend on during your home move."
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.
An experienced conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches that will include Dorset flood risk data.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.
When taking out a mortgage to buy a property, the lender will require legal work to be carried out. Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For purchasers, this can result in significantly higher legal costs. We will act on behalf of most lenders so that you will not be required to pay any additional legal fees to your lender's solicitor.Q.
Stamp duty commonly must be paid for home purchases sold for more than £125,000. Stamp duty reduction is not advised. Such schemes are highly expensive and often likely to fail.Q.
These areas indicate areas of historic or architectural significance. Blandford Forum, Gillingham and Milton Abbas are among the conservation areas in Dorset. These restrictions adds to upkeep costs, but the benefits will include properties can be easier to sell. Your solicitor will be able to advise further.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 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.