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Main reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Honiton

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other solicitors inform you it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a homemove without needing to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with Honiton estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Our site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Honiton will be conducted by a law firm on your bank member panel.
  • 4 Honiton solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Honiton lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Honiton conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Honiton since November 2023*

Sale

of terraced premises, Turnpike, EX14 2HX completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £660,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Disposal

of house residence, Thorne Farm Way, EX11 1GU completing on 14/11/2023 at a price of £450,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Honiton

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Honiton is not listed on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of her work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Honiton conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

I am helping my mother sell her house in Honiton. Will the conveyancer order an energy assessment or it is for the owner to see to?

Following the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments remained a required part of selling a property. An energy performance certificate should be to hand before the property is advertised. This is not a task that solicitors ordinarily organise. If you are using a Honiton conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with long established Honiton energy assessors

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Honiton. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

Aldermore have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a house in Honiton has been agreed to, what happens next?

Your estate agent will need to know who your solicitors are (make sure the solicitors are on the bank’s approved list). Contact Aldermore or the broker and finalise any appropriate paperwork. Aldermore will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or owners to schedule a time for the valuation to occur. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. Aldermore will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Honiton.

What does a local search inform me concerning the property I am buying in Honiton?

Honiton conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example Searches UK The local search plays an important part in most Honiton conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Honiton with a mortgage from Clydesdale. The developers refused to move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The estate agent told me not to tell my lawyer about the deal as it could impact my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Honiton in advance of appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may not issue a loan on this type of property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can look into this further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Honiton. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Honiton especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Honiton.

In surfing the internet for the term conveyancing in Honiton it shows results of many property lawyersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for my move?

The ideal way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so seek the guidance of colleagues and family who have acquired a property in Honiton or a reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Honiton differ, so it's advisable to secure at least three costs illustrations from different solicitors. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Honiton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Honiton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Honiton. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Everys, The Laurels, 46 New Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1BY

Planning law solicitors in Honiton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Honiton practicing in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Everys, The Laurels, 46 New Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1BY

Typically, Honiton conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title to the property
  • Undertaking Honiton searches for the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other papers forwarded by the owner’s conveyancer
  • Submitting questions with the vendor’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Going through replies prepared by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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