Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Bideford

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There is a good reason why you won’t find people saying “if only I would have chosen a cheap national firm”! Go local - instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Bideford

Reasons to use our Bideford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Bideford property lawyers work in conjunction with Bideford estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you need
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Bideford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Bideford has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Bideford
  • 5 The firms shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bideford since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bideford

Would the conveyancing lawyers that are recommend execute auction conveyancing in Bideford?

There are a few auction practitioners we can connect you with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Bideford is just one of the many areas of in which our lawyers have offices.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is suspended from the Barclays Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Bideford?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

I am due to move home in April. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you recommend a removal company in Bideford. Conveyancing firm was chosen before I stumbled across this page.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the keys from the property agent but this can only take place when the previous owners conveyancers confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be given over. After that you should inform the removal men that you are ready to move in. We do not recommend a specific removal company but can help you find a conveyancing in Bideford or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Bideford.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Virgin Money, do Bideford lawyers face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We are getting the release of further monies on our home loan from Nationwide as we want to carry out improvements to our property in Bideford. Are we obliged to select a bricks and mortar Bideford solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Nationwide don't usually appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nationwide list.

How does conveyancing in Bideford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Bideford approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because new home sellers in Bideford usually buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Bideford or who has acted in the same development.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial premises in Bideford and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives security of tenure to commercial lessees, granting the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a renewal lease and remain in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Bideford is one of our hundreds of locations in which the firms we work with have offices

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Bideford. I have stumble upon a web site which seems to have the perfect offering If it is possible to get all the legals completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bideford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bideford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Seldons Llp, 18 The Quay, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2HF

Purchase in Bideford is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Examining the title to the property
  • Undertaking Bideford property searches with respect to the property
  • Assessing draft contract pack and other papers received from the seller’s lawyer
  • Raising enquiries with the vendor’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale agreement
  • Assessing replies provided by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the mortgage (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

Bideford commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Notices received in respect of alleged breaches of lease Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Land use planning and environmental issues Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Advice on commercial mortgages

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*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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