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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Callington

When scouring moneysavingexpert.com for a conveyancing solicitor in Callington, most post that I must use a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

Callington Conveyancing Quality Scheme practices have achieved certification by the law Society CQS was created to promote high standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS enables house movers to recognise solicitor firms who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Callington is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which accredited firms are based. The scheme requires law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Legal Ombudsman.

I have been told by my solicitor that restrictive coveneant insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Callington?

The right level of restrictive coveneant indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Santander and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

Intending to buy a flat in Callington. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Leeds Building Society 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 Callington solicitor is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.

My sealed bid on a property in Callington has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have offered on a flat, however it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other properties booked. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Callington. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Leeds Building Society going?

It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then valuation, Callington conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your solicitor is on the Leeds Building Society approved list. Concerning the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the circumstances of your transaction, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market the majority of purchasers would apply for a home loan with Leeds Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their lawyer to press on with the conveyancing in Callington.

We are downsizing from our home in Callington and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a nationwide conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Callington. We have lived in Callington for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

We're new on the property ladder - agreed a price, but the estate agent told us that the vendor will only go ahead if we use their preferred conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Callington

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this request. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is not the way to achieve this. Contact the owners directly and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to instruct your preferred Callington conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing figures set by corporate headquarters.

At what point do I cover the costs of stamp duty payable for my conveyancing in Callington?

The conveyancing practitioner should complete a stamp duty return for you during your Callington purchase transaction for signature. After completion your solicitor will submit the Land Transaction application to the Tax Authorities and - assuming they have the money - settle any land tax payable for you.

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