Conveyancing Solicitors in Blandford Forum

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Conveyancing in Blandford Forum

Conveyancing refers to the legal process carried out by a property lawyer when transferring ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Blandford Forum, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Blandford Forum and throughout North Dorset with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bournemouth, Ferndown, Poole and Verwood

Blandford Forum Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Blandford Forum

A market town in Dorset, Blandford Forum is known for its Georgian architecture. Major employers include Hall & Woodhouse brewery and local retail. It is served by bus links to Poole and Dorchester.

Blandford Forum house prices

The average price paid for a property in Blandford Forum between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Blandford Forum (2023/24)

Blandford Forum is in North Dorset District Council.

What will my Blandford Forum solicitor do?

The conveyancing solicitor plays an essential role during a property purchase. Your solicitor will raise questions for the seller, order property searches, review the contract of sale, and complete any post-sale actions, like paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Blandford Forum conveyancing solicitors may also carry out searches for flood risk.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

If you are buying with a mortgage, your solicitor will confirm that the property is worth the loan that the mortgage lender will provide.

Acceptance on a lender's panel means your solicitor can act for your mortgage provider.

We work with conveyancers who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, from larger lenders like TSB to Leeds Building Society, so you can complete your purchase without delay.

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We can also assist Blandford Forum home movers with the legal work for:

Buying in a conservation area

When purchasing a flat or house in a Blandford Forum conservation area, your lawyer will need to check for potential planning breaches, which could include missing consents for landscaping or facade maintenance obligations. Conservation areas in Blandford Forum and the North Dorset local authority include The Tarrant Hinton, The Winterborne Stickland, The Wyke, Stubhampton and The Ibberton.

Listed buildings

There are over 500,000 listed properties across the country, 2,150 of which are in North Dorset District Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Blandford Forum include:

  • 22 Bryanston Street, Blandford Forum, North Dorset, Dorset
  • Wall And Gate Piers Enclosing Churchyard, Blandford Forum, North Dorset, Dorset
  • Churchyard Monument To Bastard Brothers, Blandford Forum, North Dorset, Dorset

Buying a listed building is not a decision to be taken lightly. Our experienced panel of solicitors will discuss with you what commitments you are making as a listed building owner. Examples include consent for any alterations that might change the character of the property, and an obligation to preserve or restore original windows and doors.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and excessive freehold premiums.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Blandford Forum

When selling a Blandford Forum property, the solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, including the sale contract and property information forms, and will help you answer these forms. Their role involves addressing snags like an unofficial roof terrace and answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

By taking steps to coordinate with all parties, including estate agents and banks or building societies, your solicitor will ensure the move completes without a hitch.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, including management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by your solicitor to gather this paperwork.

Your solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, as this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgaging a property in Blandford Forum

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You will need to check the solicitor that you want to handle your remortgage is on your mortgage lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with solicitors who are on the solicitor panels of over 100 lenders, so whether you are changing to a 2-year fixed rate with the Co-operative Bank or moving to a shared ownership mortgage with Swansea Building Society, our experienced conveyancing team can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity

Whether you are transferring the ownership of your property to a child, adding a new partner or inheritance tax planning, you'll need a solicitor who specialises in transfers of equity.

Your lawyer can handle the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Blandford Forum?

It only takes a minute to get a conveyancing quote, but knowing what's actually included can be complex.

Conveyancing fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they complete during your transaction.

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties)

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Third-party disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or an indemnity policy.

Check the T's & C's

Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in the small print. This can lead to a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote. Beware of extra fees, when comparing quotes.

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