By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"Working together is the secret to an less stressful property transaction."
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.
It is possible for you to look after the legal work yourself.
That said, a conveyancer takes care of a large number of assignments including chasing notices/share certificates or communication with the lender many of which really need experience. In any event however, lawyers are required to get acceptable insurance cover to shield you from any negligence.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.
Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Portland property likely to be affected. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Portland churches include All Saints w St Peter and St John the Baptist.Q.
Weymouth and Portland local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by the solicitor as part of the conveyancing should see if the Portland property a conservation area proof of authorisation for alterations will be asked for.Q.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax payable will depend on the valuation. For a house valued at £712000, the rate will be £28480.Q.
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.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.