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Conveyancing in Poundbury Q & A's

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Ask Clarisa a question hl@syntarsus.co.uk

Updated: 17/01/17

Local information:

Poundbury's nearest station is Dorchester West and Poundbury's nearest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (28 miles).

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Local Poundbury attractions

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Max Gate National Trust Winterborne Came St Peter Churches Conservation Trust and Whitcombe Church Churches Conservation Trust are in Poundbury.

The closest hospital for Poundbury is Dorset County Dorchester.

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We need to find a cheap solicitor quote to sell a house. What should be watch out for?

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Many firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. However extra costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Costs found in your solicitor's terms ought to be fair.

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We are hopeful that we will sell our jointly owned house in a an auction, will your firm provide us with fast solicitors in Poundbury ?

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Too many property lawyers are extremely dilatory causing even more pressure to the property conveyancing process.

Our method is different as we have invested in leading edge case and work flow systems . We also look after you with you a CQS solicitor who will communicate with the total home buyer and seller chain like lenders, to reach a fast completion.

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If I am purchasing in the parish of Fontmell Magna, should we get a chancel search?

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The conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend that a chancel search is taken out, whichever parish where the home being bought is found. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a home where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

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I would like to know which Poundbury lenders you work with. Whose panels are your solicitors members of?

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Most lenders in Poundbury are on our solicitors' panels. Poundbury lenders and mortgage specialists include Flexible Mortgage Consultants, Tigers Head House, Rampisham, Dorchester, DT2 0PT, and JAM Mortgages, 3 Dartmeet Ct, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3SH.

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Will my legal fees cover any hidden fees?

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No. Our solicitors will not charge any hidden charges whatsoever.

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Does the report on title compiled by the solicitor in Poundbury investigate the cost of council tax on a property prior to contracts are exchanged?

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A conveyancer will liaise with the council to enquire about the correct council tax band and rates, which will be included in the title report. Correct charges for properties in Poundbury are tabled at the West Dorset local authority site. At the time of writing (27 June 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,069.00
  • Band B - £1,247.00
  • Band C - £1,425.00
  • Band D - £1,604.00
  • Band E - £1,960.00
  • Band F - £2,316.00
  • Band G - £2,673.00
  • Band H - £3,207.00

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Could Poundbury soil be contaminated by lithium?

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Poundbury industrial or agricultural can cause top-soil contamination. The local authority for Poundbury will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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What can a Poundbury conveyancing solicitor recommend if the maisonette I am buying is in a West Dorset planning authority conservation area that may have out of place window frames fitted?

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West Dorset local authority searches conducted by a property lawyer during the legal process will establish the existence of the appropriate council approval for any changes to the property. In the event that no appropriate consents be in evidence your conveyancing solicitor will inform you of all options such as obtaining an indemnity insurance policy or requesting retrospective approval from West Dorset planning authority.

 
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