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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Devon

As someone clueless as to conveyancing in Devon what is your top tip you can give me concerning the ownership transfer in Devon

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Devon and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the transaction. E.g., the vendor, selling agent and even potentially the mortgage company. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Devon is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the process whose interest is to protect your best interests and to protect you.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest may try and convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is dragging his heels. Or your financial adviser may advise you to do take action that is contrary to your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

In reading consumer advice sites for a cheap lawyer in Devon, most advise that I should instruct a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's leading lenders. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman. CQS is not a scheme offered by the Council of Licensed Conveyancing. Devon is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited solicitors.

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Devon?

Two types of professional can conduct conveyancing in Devon namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals administer the legal services that you need to complete the sale or acquisition of property. Both are duty bound to conduct Devon conveyancing to the same standards and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be properly carried out and that all requirements and procedures should be appropriately attended to.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Devon. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Team at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

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

I am purchasing a house and the lawyer has referenced Chancel Repair for which the house may be liable as it falls into the area of such a church. He has suggested insurance. Is this strictly necessary for conveyancing in Devon

Unless a prior acquisition of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you could assume that solicitors handling conveyancing in Devon to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

Should I instruct a Devon conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am buying? We have a good friend who can execute the conveyancing but his firm is located 300kilometers away.

The benefit of a high street Devon conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to execute documents, deliver your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Devon know how is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and in the main were content that must trump using an unfamiliar Devon conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.

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