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Conveyancing in Exmoor Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/10/17

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The nearest airport to Exmoor is Cardiff Airport. and Exmoor's closest station is Barnstaple at 15 miles.

South Molton Community is a relatively close hospital.

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How do we get a cheap solicitor quote to sell a residence?

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Confusion over this topic catches out many sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional fees can inflate your final bill. Your Exmoor conveyancing quote ought to define the disbursements to be paid.Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Which particular property searches will my property lawyer in Exmoor apply for a Exmoor home?

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The normal legal protocol is to obtain Local Authority (council), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environmental and Tin Mining Search and occasionally specific local searches, which may include a Development reports.

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Are there many mortgage lenders with Exmoor branches?

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Our solicitors have experience working with all the major lenders serving buyers in Exmoor. Exmoor lenders and mortgage specialists include Mortgage Shop, 30 Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1NS, Mortgage Shop, 43 Boutport St, Barnstaple, EX31 1SE, and Beadells, Kildare, Roadwater, Watchet, TA23 0RG. Your conveyancing solicitors will be able to carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.

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At what point should we find a conveyancing solicitor to act on our sale?

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With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, as soon as possible, as the legal work can commence immediately. Some groups advocate postponing instruction until an offer is accepted, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.

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What can a Exmoor conveyancing solicitor recommend if the flat I am planning to buy is located in a West Somerset council conservation area which has unauthorised windows fitted?

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West Somerset planning authority enquiries conducted by a solicitor during the legal process should check the existence of suitable consent for development to the building.

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What is gazumping?

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Gazumping describes circumstances where the 1st buyer's offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the house seller, selecting instead a greater offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of gazumping. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a proactive solicitor as soon as possible.

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How long should I expect it to take for the conveyancing solicitor to conduct all of the legal work for the lower floor of period home we are buying?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 12 weeks, based on any number of factors such as the speed of the seller's property lawyer, or re-negotiations following a survey.

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How can I find out more data the status of the conservation areas in Exmoor?

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Conservation areas in Exmoor for instance the historic layout of roads, removal of existing windows or poorly maintained pavements are handled by the local authority (West Somerset). English Heritage, a government body, maintain a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.