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Updated: 14/10/16

Local key data:

Okehampton's closest train station is Okehampton and Okehampton's nearest airport is Plymouth City Airport (22 miles).

Okehampton Community is the neighbouring hospital to Okehampton.


I am looking for a cheap Okehampton solicitor to own a house. What are the risks?


This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Excited buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Additional fees which are listed in the terms should be fair. They be applied only where the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a quote


What can our conveyancing searches be?


Searches range in cost, depending on the searches required by your lender. A conveyancing solicitor will order a bundle generally including a mining search and a chancel liability search.


We must to exchange contracts on the selling of a maisonette within 5 weeks, are you fast property lawyers in Okehampton ?


Yes - We maintain that our proactive lawyers take a highly proactive method when conducting the conveyance for customers

Homeward Legals CQS solicitors approach is different - we use the latest local authority and land registry integrated systems . We always assign clients a regulated solicitor who will communicate with everyone in the buyer and seller property chain e.g. managing agent companies, to achieve a quick exchange.


What length of time will the conveyancing process take, in your experience? I am purchasing a home in Okehampton.

On average, the time needed to sell or purchase a house varies, dependent on a number of aspects such as when 3rd parties fail to promptly answer queries. Our conveyancers strive to ensure each client is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.


Does our solicitor in Okehampton report back to me about the cost of the council tax for a Band H cottage before exchange of contracts?


A conveyancer will approach the West Devon local council to ascertain the latest council tax band and rates, which will subsequently be included in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax charges for Okehampton are published at the West Devon local authority site. At the time of writing, 03 November 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,067.00
  • Band B - £1,245.00
  • Band C - £1,423.00
  • Band D - £1,601.00
  • Band E - £1,957.00
  • Band F - £2,313.00
  • Band G - £2,669.00
  • Band H - £3,202.00


I have taken out a quote from you. Might there be any additional fees?


It is unfortunate that the practice of hiding extra costs in the 'small print' is quite common. Homeward Legal will not charge any additional costs. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that your final bill could be much higher.


What can contaminate land in Okehampton. Will they be thoroughly investigated?


A wide range of contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature may potentially impair land in Okehampton, like existing and proposed overhead electricity cables and pollution incidents. An environmental search will offer more detail. Land / Premises At, Exeter Road Ind Est, Devon, EX20 1UF may be one source of local contamination.


In respect of the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am thinking that flood risk searches might not be detailed enough?


Conveyancing searches (environmental) conducted by your Okehampton solicitor will also include a far more specialist flood search if it is felt necessary.

It could be worth trying to also speak to a neighbour for some further local history or local Devon flood damage builder - try: Woods M A, Resthaven, Broadbury, Okehampton, EX20 4LF Tel: 01837 871282.