Dorset conveyancing FAQs
How much is the Council Tax in West Dorset District Council in 2022?
Dorset is situated in West Dorset District Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:
How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Dorset?
Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.
Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, such as HMLR fees or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Your conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Dorset are fixed, which means that what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.
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I'm purchasing a property in Dorset - what searches do I need?
The standard search pack will include:
- Local Authority Search
- Environmental Search
- Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel search
On occasion the solicitor will recommend further searches , for example a radon gas search.
To find out how much searches will cost on a Dorset move get a conveyancing quote.
I am buying a leasehold property in Dorset - what do I need to know?
Selling a leasehold propertyis more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.
Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?
Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold property usually takes longer.
The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as a current statement of service charges. Delays are usually caused by the time required by the solicitor to source this information.
Your solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found, because this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.
I am remortgaging a property in Dorset - do I need a solicitor?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.5% (Mar 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Dorset will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
I want to transfer equity in my Dorset property - how does this work?
A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Dorset property needs to be changed, or if the property is being given (gifted) to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity is different to the purchase or sale of the whole property. Your conveyancing solicitors can carry out the legal work for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you intend to remortgage at the same time as the transfer, we can complete the remortgage legal work in parallel.
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