Okehampton Conveyancing Solicitor Quote
0%

Your okehampton conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee, and are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Okehampton Q & A's

Profile photo of Clarisa McMahon

By

Ask Clarisa a question hl@syntarsus.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

Local key data:

Okehampton's closest train station is Okehampton and Okehampton's nearest airport is Plymouth City Airport (22 miles).

Okehampton Community is the neighbouring hospital to Okehampton.

Q.

I am looking for a cheap Okehampton solicitor to own a house. What are the risks?

A.

This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Excited buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Additional fees which are listed in the terms should be fair. They be applied only where the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a quote

Q.

Is it advisable that I get a chancel search? I am buying a Okehampton property next to parsonage land.

A.

Some owners in Okehampton can be required to fund upkeep of church property in the locality. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Okehampton properties is likely to exist. Okehampton church lands which may give rise to chancel liability include All Saints and St James proprietary.

Q.

Lloyds TSB is going to be our mortgage lender, is there anything I need to check?

A.

Buyers in Okehampton should consider that, over the last two years, some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for most lenders in the UK, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

Q.

Should we get a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of Dittisham, near Okehampton?

A.

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the house being bought is found. In Okehampton's much older areas, chancel repair may be imposed on the current owners of a house where church councils may have not done so in the past. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

Q.

Are any of the Okehampton conservation areas are in an unacceptable state?

A.

The most recent list of the state of conservation areas in Okehampton is noted by English Heritage. This details are listed at English Heritage: Okehampton marked as very bad with high vulnerability and deteriorating.

Q.

In respect of the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am thinking that flood risk searches might not be detailed enough?

A.

Conveyancing searches (environmental) conducted by your Okehampton solicitor will also include a far more specialist flood search if it is felt necessary.

It could be worth trying to also speak to a neighbour for some further local history or local Devon flood damage builder - try: Woods M A, Resthaven, Broadbury, Okehampton, EX20 4LF Tel: 01837 871282.

Q.

What can our conveyancing searches be?

A.

Searches range in cost, depending on the searches required by your lender. A conveyancing solicitor will order a bundle generally including a mining search and a chancel liability search.

Q.

We are purchasing a new build property, do we need conveyancing searches?

A.

These searches are a standard set of questions carried out for the buyer, such as a drainage search. They will not give information on the physical condition of the property.