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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bideford

Can the conveyancing lawyers identified via your search tool handle conveyancing in Bideford by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out personalised exchanges. Do e-mail us to secure a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

Should lawyers ask for money up-front for my conveyancing in Bideford?

If you are buying a property in Bideford your lawyer will request that you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is as part of the total price then this will be required immediately in advance of contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due will be payable a couple of days prior to the day of completion.

Do I have to have a meeting at the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Bideford so that I can pop in to their offices if required.

As opposed to 15 years ago, almost all banks no longer oblige their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to hand over ID documents and there are still manifest benefits to using a locally based solicitor, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Bideford.

Should my conveyancer be asking questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Bideford.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Bideford. There are those who purchase a property in Bideford, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a various checks that can be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Bideford. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard question of the owner to find out if the property has suffered from flooding. If the residence has been flooded in past and is not disclosed by the seller, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect reply. The purchaser’s lawyers may also commission an enviro search. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be initiated.

I'm buying my first flat in Bideford with a mortgage from Britannia. The builders would not move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not to tell my lawyer about the deal as it would affect my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

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