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Conveyancing in Portland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Portland area information

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.

I need to find a cheap solicitor quote for selling a freehold home. How do I get a quote?

A.

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.

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What individual conveyancing searches does a Portland property lawyer carry out when instructed on a Portland home?

A.

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.

Do you have fast solicitors that deal with the conveyancing of property auction properties in Portland?

A.

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.

How much does our searches cost?

A.

Portland searches ranges in cost. These searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.

Q.

What type of local checks in connection with the risk and history of local flooding in the Dorset area will the Portland lawyer apply for a residential home we are going to buy?

A.

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.

I am purchasing a restored chapel in Wimborne All Saints. Should we order a chancel search?

A.

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.

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Do we need a surveyor to examine our house purchase?

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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.

When buying a converted investment flat in a designated conservation area in Portland, how do we find more details concerning the state of repair of the conservation area?

A.

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.

 
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