Conveyancing Solicitors in Dorset
Compare Property Solicitors in and around Dorset and discover the lowest fees on conveyancing with ConveyancingPro.co.uk. Use our Conveyancers Comparison Search and get the cheapest conveyancing quotes from highly rated conveyancing service providers in Dorset. We only use trusted Conveyancers that have a history of offering good service and positive feedback from clients.
Do I require a Conveyancer?
If you plan on buying, selling or remortgaging a house, you’ll be required to go through the legal process known as Conveyancing. It is possible to do you own conveyancing, but it’s very complicated and time consuming (DIY Conveyancing). If you’re having a mortgage you’re lender will usually require a Conveyancer on their panel of trusted Conveyancers.
That’s the reason the majority of property buyer and sellers instruct a Property Solicitor or a Licensed Conveyancer instead of doing it themselves. With our trusted Conveyancers the legal processes is made fast and easy, they make it more affordable than you’d expect (average conveyancing fees).
What is a Licensed Conveyancer?
Licensed Conveyancers are similar to Property Solicitors, but they just specialise in conveyancing and are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) in England and Wales. Almost all Conveyancers act online through email and through phone calls. They’re more popular than traditional Property Solicitors as they are much cheaper (if you shop around).
Choosing a Conveyancer in Dorset
Some people prefer to choose a local solicitor and meet face to face. These days the majority of conveyancing is done through phone and email, rarely do people meet they’re conveyancer in person. Using a local solicitor can be expensive, it’s far less expensive to instruct a nationwide online conveyancing firm that acts for properties in your area. It’s completely up to you who you choose to instruct, you do not have to use an Estate Agents ‘recommended’ solicitor.
Remortgage Conveyancing Dorset
If you’re remortgaging a property for whatever reason, you’ll need a solicitor to help you with the legal aspect. This is a simple and inexpensive procedure (usually around £300-£400). We compare remortgage conveyancing solicitors in and around Dorset.
The national average timescale for conveyancing is between 9-10 weeks. Conveyancing for simple purchase transactions can take just 4-6 weeks but a more complicated transaction can take much much longer to complete. Some transactions have been known to take over a year to complete, why? More info visit our How long does conveyancing take?.
If you are buying a property in Dorset (or anywhere in England and Wales), for more than £125,000, you will be subject to Stamp Duty Land Tax (or SDLT for short). This tax is calculated in brackets, like the UK income tax system. When you get a quote with us, we calculate the Stamp Duty (SDLT) you’ll have to pay for you. For more info visit our Stamp Duty Rates and Examples page.
Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authority areas of Poole and Bournemouth. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county's border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation, while the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density.
The current average value in Dorset in May 2017 is £326,511. This has increased 0.88% from February 2017. Terraced properties sold for a current average value of £249,231 and semi-detached properties valued £279,887. In the past year property prices in Dorset have increased 2.32%. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.