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Reasons to use our Woodbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Woodbury conveyancing lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 The Woodbury conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Woodbury
  • 3 Woodbury solicitor are the key to a successful Woodbury home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Woodbury regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Woodbury and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 No matter what any alternative lawyers say it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign legal papers. There are various parties with involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Woodbury since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodbury

Do lawyers ask for an advanced payment when it comes to conveyancing in Woodbury?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Woodbury your lawyer will ask you place them with funds to cover the search fees. Normally this is called for to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is payable against the purchase price then this should be required immediately ahead of contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.

What is the best way to check that the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in Woodbury is on the mortgage lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Skipton Building Society thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in additional legal charges.

Feel free to take advantage of the search tool on this web page. Pick the mortgage company and type ‘Woodbury’ or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer located in Woodbury or near you.

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of hinderance in Woodbury house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Woodbury.

It has been 2 months following my purchase conveyancing in Woodbury completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Woodbury prior to retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks may not grant a mortgage on this type of house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Woodbury. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Am I best advised to use a Woodbury conveyancing solicitor based in the location that I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can perform the conveyancing however his firm is located over three hundred miles away.

The primary upside of using a high street Woodbury conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign documents, present your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Woodbury know how is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that should surpass using an unknown Woodbury conveyancing lawyer just because they are Woodbury based.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Woodbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • F Arthur Jones & Co, 35 The Strand, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1AQ
  • Vine Orchards, Trinity Chambers, 49 Rolle Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RS
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR
  • S J Stoker Solicitors, 1 Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3QS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Woodbury regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Woodbury specialising in commercial conveyancing in Woodbury. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Truelegal Limited, 76 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HQ
  • F Arthur Jones & Co, 35 The Strand, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1AQ
  • Vine Orchards, Trinity Chambers, 49 Rolle Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RS
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Woodbury is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (where appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in proprietorship and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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