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Conveyancing in Honiton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Living in the area? ;

Honiton's closest airport is Exeter International Airport. The closest train station to Honiton is Honiton.

Honiton is the neighbouring hospital to Honiton.


We are trying to find low cost conveyancing in Honiton. How do we get a quote?


Many online and high street firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing, but extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be included on any quote for conveyancing in Honiton


How usual is gazumping?


Gazumping happens when a property owner agrees to a buyer's offer and then refuses it in favour of a higher offer. Though being gazumped is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a danger. Instructing a law firm early, and even before acceptance of an offer is a key first step to reducing this risk.


Can we find out whether the property we are buying is in a conservation area?


Parts of Honiton considered be of historic or architectural significance, like country house estates, may be designated as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your solicitor will address this during the conveyancing process.


What are 'fixtures and fittings'?

Chiefly, there is not a legal definition of 'fixtures and fittings'. Your solicitor will request the agreement of a fixtures and fittings form to avoid such disputes, clarifying to both parties what items will stay, and which will be removed.


Do you have good solicitors that deal with the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Honiton?


Our residential property lawyers regularly act for sellers at auction. Our conveyancers have been instructed by numerous vendors at local property auctions that, amongst others, include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Prepared buyers know to get a good conveyancing lawyer as fast as they can to allow time for a full report of the lot prior to the auction day itself.

After the actual auction your dedicated conveyancing lawyer is thoroughly prepared for completing the purchase inside the reduced time frame as typically required .


I am buying with Bradford and Bingley, what will we need to be aware of?


A small number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', resulting in greater conveyancing costs for purchasers in cases where the conveyancing solicitor cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal, fortunately, are able to act for all large mortgage lenders.


Why might Honiton property legal work for a purchase have so many delays?


Conveyancing could be obstructed, we, however, aim to diminish the cost of these delays, if it is possible to do so, by driving the transaction forward.


What would the cost of our searches be?


Searches in Honiton ranges in cost. They are will be charged at cost.