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Conveyancing in Devon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

Devon points of interest

Exeter Riverside Church Art Gallery and Exeter St Martin Churches Conservation Trust are easily accessible from Devon.

Devon's closest train station is Exeter St Thomas and Devon's nearest airport is Exeter International Airport.

Devon is around 1m of Junction 31 Northbound of the M5.

The nearest hospital for Devon is Nuffield Exeter.


How do we get a discount conveyancing estimate in Devon?


Many online and high street solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Any additional costs should be reasonable. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Do I need a survey for this home purchase?


Homeward Legal recommend that property purchasers book a property survey. A wide range of problems affect a property, such as failed double glazing or unsafe chimney circulation, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.


Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Devon. Will they be checked for thoroughly?


Land will be contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues. Issues such as waste disposal sites and other land contamination will be detailed in an appropriate search.


The vendor has unfortunately fitted unbecoming window frames to the property which I think might exclude Horrabridge conservation area criteria.

Your instructed property solicitor will ascertain if the property is within a conservation area and whether any alterations have the appropriate consent from the local planning authority.


When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to get a solicitor to act for us?


In simple terms, the faster you instruct the better, as there are several tasks that can be carried out immediately. Early instruction of a solicitor for a sale can mean that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Devon solicitor ready when you make an offer.


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


We do not hide any hidden extra charges whatsoever. Sometimes a separate matter is also required, but any fees for this work will only be incurred with your knowledge.


I ideally need to complete on the conveyancing process on my property inside a month - are Homeward Legal fast Devon conveyancing solicitors ?


Our firm take an extremely take charge approach when completing the conveyancing and title transfer for home sellers to suit a clients time frame. Homeward Legals method is different - we use the latest workflow systems . More importantly , we allocate you a property lawyer trained to communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller chain .


Will your conveyancing solicitor in Devon apply for personal or official searches on my property purchase?


Your lawyer will inform you as to the ideal type of search, depending on things like mortgage lender requirements. If personal searches are used the conveyancer may consider a search agent wit local experience for example Landmark Information Group Limited, 5-7 Abbey Court, Sowton Industrial Estate, Eagle Way, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HY Tel: 0844 844 9966 Fax: 0844 844 9980