I was notified yesterday by my lender that my Devon property lawyer is not on the bank Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your Devon conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.
Last February we completed a house move in Devon. We have noticed several problems with the property which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been conducted for conveyancing in Devon?
It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Devon. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller answers a questionnaire referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers proves to be inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Devon.
We just had an offer accepted to buy with Coventry BS. I went into a few high street companies yet am struggling to find a Devon conveyancing firm on the Coventry BS approved list. Please you assist?
You should take advantage of the search tool on this web page. Pick the mortgage company and type Devon or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer offices in Devon or nearest you.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Devon?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Devon. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Devon. I I would like to check if they are listed on the lender's conveyancing panel. Could you assist?
One option is to contact the conveyancer and ask them if they are on the lender's panel. Alternatively please call us and we can make some checks for you. If they are not on the bank panel we can certainly arrange a reputable conveyancing solicitor in Devon on the approved list for your mortgage company.