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Find a Devon Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Devon? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Devon transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Devon

Is it correct that all Devon CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now make use of CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Kent Reliance. Devon conveyancing lawyers were instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Kent Reliance?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Kent Reliance conducted the survey? Have you informed Kent Reliance as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Coventry BS are being pedantic. The Devon solicitor who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Coventry BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Coventry BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Coventry BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Coventry BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the main cause of stalling in Devon conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Devon.

I'm buying a new build house in Devon with a mortgage from Platform Home Loans Ltd. The sellers would not reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not inform my lawyer about this deal as it may 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.

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Devon ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to grant a loan on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Devon. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Devon to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

Hoping to buy a property located in Devon and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Devon. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Devon area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Devon. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

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