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Conveyancing in Weymouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/10/17

The closest train station to Weymouth is Weymouth and the nearest airport to Weymouth is Bournemouth International Airport (30 miles).

Weymouth Community is the most convenient hospital to Weymouth.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £757,000 property?

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Various firms advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement which home owners may have not read carefully Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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We have a leasehold flat to purchase. How do we guarantee fast legal work?

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Essential to a fast completion is to use a proactive and experienced lawyer. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Will they order searches immediately?

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Which property should a Weymouth conveyancing solicitor do when buying a Weymouth house?

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The common procedure will be to obtain the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search, Environmental, Tin Mining Search and China Search as well as any area-specific searches, which may include a Index Map Search (SIM).

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Should we have a contingency plan for gazumping?

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This occurs when a property seller agrees to an offer, then refuses it, choosing instead another buyer's offer. The chance of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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Is an administration fee a disbursement or fee?

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All fees and disbursements should be identified on a quote for your conveyancing. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote.

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Is Homeward Legal experienced enough to complete fast the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Weymouth?

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Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Weymouth regularly act for buyers and sellers at auction. Lawyers always inform purchasers to decide on a conveyancing company prior to the date of the auction for a full review of the legal documents.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day a prepared conveyancing solicitor must be focused on get through the conveyancing process in less than 28 days as required by the auction conditions.

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Can we get out of paying stamp duty tax?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) usually must be paid on homes over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation should be treated with extreme caution in Weymouth. Such schemes are costly and often likely to fail.

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How is Weymouth contaminated land checked when buying a house?

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Residential property is contaminated by a range of environmental factors, like proximity to landfill sites. An environmental search will give more information.