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Conveyancing in Poundbury Q & A's

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Updated: 17/10/17

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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Do I need to get a property survey?

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It is recommended that the majority of buyers book a property survey when you intend to buy in Poundbury. Numerous problems have a negative impact on a property, such as ground movement, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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What type of local environmental searches as respects the potential risk of local flooding around Dorset will the Poundbury conveyancer be able to conduct?

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A necessary component in the conveyancing process involves a conveyancing lawyer applying for conveyancing searches (environmental) that provide detail regarding Poundbury historical flood risk. Furthermore, your conveyancer in Poundbury could recommend a significantly more specialist flood risk search.

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When do I need to instruct a solicitor to handle our purchase?

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The straightforward answer is, the faster you instruct the better, as there are various tasks which may be performed straight away. Instructing a firm early can reduce any chance of the other side pulling out.

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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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Do you have fast solicitors that have a lot of experience at the conveyancing of property auction properties in Poundbury?

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Homeward Legal is accustomed to working with bidders at auction. Lawyers often suggest buyers at auction to formally appoint a suitable lawyer well before the property auction to allow enough time for a full review.

Subsequently, following the auction day you are the property conveyancing lawyer must be geared up to conclude the purchase legal work in less than 28 days, a requirement of standard auction conditions.

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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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Which local authority is responsible for Poundbury?

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Poundbury is located in West Dorset District Council, Stratton House, 58- 60 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ, contact: 01305 251 010