By Frances Traynor
25th July 2017
"Working together is critical for a faster home move."
When selling or buying a home in Portland, you should instruct a solicitor to handle legal work for you.
Our panel of conveyancing solicitors have many years experience of conveyancing in Portland and throughout Dorset and our highly proactive approach often means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Our property lawyers undertake all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed rate.
If your Dorset house move does not complete we do not charge you any solicitors fees.
With local Portland expertise, our CQS solicitors will lead you through the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland Castle English Heritage and Portland St George Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Portland.
The closest airport to Portland is Bournemouth International Airport. The nearest train station to Portland is Weymouth.
The nearest hospital to Portland is Portland Castletown.Q.
Various solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Chargeswhich are listed in terms and conditions needs to be fair and reasonable and be applicable if your conveyancer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are selling.Q.
The common procedure is to obtain the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental, Tin Mining Search and China Clay Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, which might include British Waterways Search.Q.
We are familiar with sellers at auction. Conveyancers always advocate bidders to appoint an affordable lawyer well before the day of the auction to allow sufficient time for a thorough investigation of the lot. Subsequently, following the property auction date, your lawyer must be prepared for
conclude the legal side of things in under the 4 week time frame as typically required by the standard auction conditions.Q.
Portland searches ranges in cost. These searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.Q.
The conveyancer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches, which include Portland flood risk data. Additionally your Portland property lawyer may possibly advocate a significantly more flood search.Q.
A solicitor may suggest a chancel search, whichever parish in which the home being purchased is located. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.Q.
We strongly recommend that you arrange a home surveyor if buying in Portland. It is a fact that there are a range of defects that affect a property, which a conveyancing solicitor will not report on. These can include cavity wall tie failure or subsidence.Q.
Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled details of the condition of conservation areas along with the exposure to a worsening of the condition of the area. Conservation areas are specified by the local Weymouth and Portland planning authority, who maintain everything from upkeep of paths to derelict buildings.