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Transfer of Equity in Devon

A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Remortgage Solicitors Devon

Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors carry out remortgage conveyancing for Devon clients every week.

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Conveyancing in Devon Q & A's

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Updated: 16/01/17

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.


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.


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.


What factors help with guaranteeing a fast conveyancing process?

It is well established that finding a proactive and experienced solicitor is the key to fast conveyancing. Consider the following:

  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


How many weeks should I expect it to take my conveyancing solicitor to conduct all of the legal work on a maisonette in a fifties building we are intending to purchase?


Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from around a month and three months, which can be affected by various things, like the efficiency of the sellers lawyer, or the turnaround of searches.


I am preparing to move out of our period building near Devon into our next flat in Cornwall , what is the optimum stage to instruct a removals firm?


The most sensible course of action is for buyers to wait before making arrangements with a removal company until such time as both sides have firmed up the final move date which occurs once signing of contracts. Many removals firms will impose a cancellation premium . Try Shift It Man, 97 Chestnut Av, Exeter, EX2 6DN on 01392 202065 or Bishop's Move, Kestrel Way, Sowton Ind Est, Exeter, EX2 7PA Phone: 01392 596134.


What can my searches cost?


Searches in Devon ranges in cost, subject to the searches your lender requires. Conveyancing searches are charged 'at cost'.


In respect of the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are questioning if property conveyancing searches won't be sufficient?


Food risk searches conducted by the Devon solicitor will also include the far more thorough flood search if required.

If you are nervous you could attempt to contact a neighbour.