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Find a Exeter Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Exeter

When does exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in Exeter and am I required to be at the conveyancers office?

Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Exeter you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply a national conveyancing service and provide just as diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not the important part. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the solicitor to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Exeter)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I'm buying my first flat in Exeter with the aid of help to buy. The developers refused to move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep advised me not to tell my solicitor about the extras as it could impact my mortgage with the lender. 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've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Exeter is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Exeter are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Exeter you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Exeter may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Given that I am about to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a house in Exeter I wish to talk to a lawyer about mytransaction in advance of giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

This is something that we recommend - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer who will be doing your conveyancing in Exeter.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique person, not a matter reference. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for your conveyancing in Exeter should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

My husband and I are four weeks into a leasehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Exeter. We are not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

They would need to be really bad in order to consider diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been sent? In the event that it has you will need to inform them of the new lawyer and have the loan are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid added charges and frustration. So that should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Exeter

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