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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in North Plymouth

Do the conveyancing practitioners to be found on your site handle auction conveyancing in North Plymouth?

We know of a number of auction practitioners we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. North Plymouth is one of our locations where our lawyers have a presence.

How does conveyancing in North Plymouth differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in North Plymouth approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in North Plymouth usually buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in North Plymouth or who has acted in the same development.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in North Plymouth before instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to issue a loan on this type of house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in North Plymouth. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in North Plymouth to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in North Plymouth for my purchase. Is there any facility to check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor call for training requirements.

What are my options where I am dissatisfied with the solicitor who undertook my conveyancing in North Plymouth?

We live in an imperfect world, and unfortunately every so often things do go wrong. That being said there is recourse where you were unhappy with your conveyancing in North Plymouth. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancer to their governing body. If you remain dissatisfied you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.

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