Can I use your services to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Newton Abbot even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for example if I want to acquire a shop in Newton Abbot with a mortgage from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society?
Our comparison service is primarily utilised to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Newton Abbot but we have listed towards the bottom of this page a few Newton Abbot commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the firm directly to check if they can also act for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
We are purchasing a house in Newton Abbot. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On completion day we will need to deposit funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I am helping my mother sell her property in Newton Abbot. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an energy assessment or it is for the owner to coordinate?
Following the abolition of HIPs, energy performance certificates was maintained a required part of moving house. An energy performance certificate should be to hand before the property is advertised. This is not something that conveyancers normally arrange. If you are instructing a Newton Abbot conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange energy assessments given their relationships with reputable Newton Abbot energy assessors
I can not work out if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Newton Abbot bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told it does not affect the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Newton Abbot conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their specific requirements. Who do I believe?
Provided that the conveyancer is on the bank approved list, they must comply with the CML Handbook specifications for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.
I have been told that property searches are a common cause of obstruction in Newton Abbot house deals. Is there any truth in this?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Newton Abbot.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Newton Abbot is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Newton Abbot are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Newton Abbot you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Newton Abbot may decide 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.
Am I best advised to instruct a Newton Abbot conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am buying? I have an old university friend who can carry out the conveyancing however his firm is located 400kilometers away.
The benefit of a high street Newton Abbot conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to execute documents, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Newton Abbot know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and they were content that must surpass using an unknown Newton Abbot conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.