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Conveyancing in Portland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/04/18

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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Unexpected financial circumstances dictate that we need to exchange contracts on the sale of our house in a very short time frame, do Homeward Legal have any extra fast solicitors in Portland ?

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Regularly property conveyancers are passive adding a lot of misery to the house selling process.

By employing new IT and automated practice management systems . We look after you with customers carefully selected lawyer who will communicate with all parties in the home buyer and seller chain like local authorities, to achieve a quick sale.

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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?

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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.

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Would the property's fixtures and fittings form list things such as chairs?

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In the main, there is not a strict definition of fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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Will a property report prepared by the Portland property solicitor give details on rates of council tax for a Band C property before exchange of contracts?

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The conveyancer will approach the local council to enquire about the up to date council tax band and rates, which will then be set out in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax charges for Portland are listed online at the local authority site.

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When in the conveyancing process do we need to instruct a solicitor in Portland?

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With few exceptions, the earlier, the better. The legal work can then commence immediately. Instructing your solicitor earlier can limit the risk of the sale or purchase aborting.

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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?

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

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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.