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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Honiton

What guidance do you have for searching for freehold conveyancing in Honiton?

First ask connections who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Option 2 is to use a comparison service on the internet for conveyancing in Honiton. Telephone a couple or more firms from the list and ask them to email you their conveyancing estimate and have a conversation with the lawyer who will conduct your legal process ahead ofmaking your choice.

Option 3 is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right lawyers for you based on your unique expectations including location,deadlines, complications and who the proposed mortgage company is. Resist the temptation to appoint £100 conveyancing in Honiton

I am nearing an exchange on a house in Honiton and my parents have transferred the exchange deposit to my conveyancing practitioner. I am now informed that as the deposit has not arrived from me my solicitor needs to make a notification to my bank. I am advised that, in also acting for the mortgage company he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the mortgage company about my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really appropriate for this now to delay the deal?

The property lawyer is legally required to check with the bank to ensure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only notify this to your mortgage company if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

The Honiton conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Honiton have suddenly closed. I only went with them because I needed a firm on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel and my preferred Honiton lawyer was not. I sent them a cheque for £250 in advance. What should be my next steps?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to help.

The deeds to my property are lost. The solicitors who did the conveyancing in Honiton 4 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to hold title official documentation to establish that you are the owner of your registered land or premises, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Honiton is the location of the property. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Honiton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Honiton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Honiton 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.

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