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Reasons to use our Okehampton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Okehampton property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Okehampton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Okehampton
  • 3 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Okehampton regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Okehampton has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 The companies listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Okehampton since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Okehampton

In the event thatI was to acquire a simple residential homein Okehampton for cash and have no survey and no local authority searches how much could I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Okehampton?

Any savings you would make would be isolated to the Okehampton conveyancing searches. A conveyancer is obliged to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, correspond with the vendors solicitor, SDLT submission, register the property etc. A marginal saving might be made by not having to register a charge however it will not be significant.

Please explain the implications if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Yorkshire BS Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Okehampton?

First, 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 for a fee.

This question may be naive but I am new to the home moving as FTB of a garden flat in Okehampton. Do I collect the keys to the property on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Okehampton?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be able to pick up the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.

Is it the case that all Okehampton CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel?

A selection of banks and building societies now make use of CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their panels.

About to purchase flat in Okehampton. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Okehampton conveyancing practitioner is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Okehampton is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Okehampton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Okehampton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Okehampton may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

My business partner and I are hoping to take over a lease of a shop on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-sale-no fees for commercial conveyancing in Okehampton for less than £1,200?

We can recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Okehampton, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are looking to buy or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will put you in touch with the right lawyer. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and complexity of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or phone so as to enable us to provide you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.

What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Okehampton conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Okehampton conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you speak with several firms including non Okehampton conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:

    What are the costs for lease extension work? How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Okehampton - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Is anyone aware of any major works in the near future that could add a premium to the maintenance costs? Its a good idea to discover as much as possible about the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily issues such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. Enquire of other people what they think of their management. In conclusion, be sure you understand the dates that the maintenance charges are due to the managing agents and specifically how they are spending that money. Who is in charge of the block?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Okehampton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Okehampton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Okehampton. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Robert Wilson Solicitors, West Hill House, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2SR

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Okehampton regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Okehampton but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Conveyancing South West, Fradornic, EX20 3SA

Typically, Okehampton conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancer instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the lawyer acting for the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to further questions from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if appropriate)

Neighboring Locations

Merton
Devon
Winkleigh
Okehampton

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