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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chulmleigh

As someone clueless as to the Chulmleigh conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can give me for the home moving process in Chulmleigh

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Chulmleigh or throughout Devon is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, selling agent and on occasion a bank. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Chulmleigh is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the transaction whose responsibility is to look after your best interests and to protect you.

On occasion a potential adversary may attempt to persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your lawyer is slow. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do take action that is against your lawyers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

Have completed on a a detached house in Chulmleigh , how long should it take for the Land Registry to record my ownership? My Chulmleigh conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain that my purchase is registered.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Chulmleigh registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Historically registration is effected after the buyer has moved in to the property therefore an expedited registration is not typically an essential issue but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

How does conveyancing in Chulmleigh differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Chulmleigh approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because house builders in Chulmleigh tend to purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Chulmleigh or who has acted in the same development.

I have been recommended by two or three local selling agents in Chulmleigh to find a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t give any commission for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

My wife and I have instructed a Chulmleigh conveyancing solicitor for our home move (FTB’s) and have spotted in the Ts and Cs that they are not covered by the Financial Conduct Authority. Need I be concerned or is that usually the case with solicitor?

We can't see why they should be. Most property lawyer don't lend money. They will be governed by the SRA, who have stringent stipulations regulating funds held in their bank.

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