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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Exeter

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Exeter? What am I being asked for?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the ID of the person or body they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing instruction. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign should confirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be viewed. Should you are unwilling to provide ID verification documents, your solicitor would not be able to accept instructions from you.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial estate in Exeter?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Exeter will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Exeter. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Exeter.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Exeter it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Exeter commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Exeter.

My wife and I own a renovated Georgian property in Exeter. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and National Westminster Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Exeter and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the position with your conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

Taking into account that I am about to part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a garden flat in Exeter I would like to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning thetransaction ahead of appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer due to be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Exeter.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a file number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Exeter should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

My parents are experiencing difficulties in finding their Exeter land registry title on the website. They have a vague memory 50 years ago when they purchased the property there were complications regarding Exeter not being identified on some systems.

The vast majority of properties in Exeter should show up. Have you tried a search to just the postcode. Normally it should mention all the houses and flats inside the postcode. Assuming the property is recorded it will show up with a title number. Where they bought sixty years ago it's conceivable it may be unrecorded. The property might still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to find the original title papers which might be with your parent’s lender.

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