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Conveyancing in Exmouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

Read all about the Exmouth area ;

Exmouth's nearest station is Exmouth. Exeter International Airport is 8 miles from Exmouth.

Exmouth is the closest hospital.


How do we get a discount conveyancing estimate?


The lack of clarity surrounding this issue catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges may inflate your final invoice. Your quote should also state any disbursements. Any extra costs ought to be fair and clearly defined. They only apply in cases where the lawyer is required to complete extra work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


When we are buying on the same road as rectory grounds in Exmouth, do you need to get a chancel liability search?


Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Exmouth property likely to be affected. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Exmouth church properties which may give rise to chancel liability include Holy Trinity, St John in the Wilderness and St John the Evangelist.


Which local authority is responsible for Exmouth?


Exmouth is located in East Devon District Council, Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8HL, phone: 01395 516 554


Is your panel of solicitors set up to very fast completions on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Exmouth?

Yes - Our team specialise in auctions and do frequently do the legal conveyancing auction buyers and sellers. Our niche auction team of solicitors and conveyancers have been instructed by many vendors at regional auctions like Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Prudent auction buyers always formally instruct a conveyancing firm as soon as possible to allow enough time for a full report of the legal pack in advance of the actual auction.

Subsequently, following the auction day arrives your lawyer is geared up to speedily completing the legal side of things in the reduced time frame as required .


As a consequence of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am anxious that environmental searches may not be exacting enough?


Flood searches applied for by the Exmouth lawyer should include the far more rigorous search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

It may be prudent to contact a neighbour of the property for that further assurance.


Please give reasons why Exmouth property legal work for a sale takes so long?


The legal work needed to sell or purchase a home may suffer setbacks. Homeward Legal aim to minimise the cost of these delays by chasing for prompt responses. Reasons for delay may include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.


The Exmouth home being bought is on a ex-industrial use land. Is nickel (Ni) soil contamination likely?


Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Exmouth, but if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. Other sources of contaminated land include acidic compounds.


How will a property solicitor in Exmouth report back on the potential risk of possible flooding at Exmouth?


The lawyer will apply for standard formal conveyancing and environmental searches that will include Exmouth flood risk area information.