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Cheap conveyancing in Axminster does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Axminster conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often based many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Axminster
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Axminster is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Axminster estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 No matter what any alternative on-line conveyancers may claim it may be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 Axminster property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Axminster conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Axminster since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Axminster

As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in Axminster what is the number one tip you can impart for the ownership transfer in Axminster

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Axminster and elsewhere in Devon is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the vendor, estate agent and sometimes the lender. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Axminster should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose responsibility is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will try and convince you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your conveyancer is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do take action that is contrary to your solicitors guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Axminster for our house purchase. Our broker has since notified us that our bank Barnsley Building Society won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?

A mortgage company can direct that an approved solicitor act for it. You would be liable to bear the cost of this. Do use our directory service to select a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Axminster on the Barnsley Building Society member panel.

Should my solicitor be making enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Axminster.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Axminster. There are those who buy a house in Axminster, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that can be undertaken by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Axminster. The standard completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to determine whether the premises has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer may bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading reply. The purchaser’s solicitors may also commission an enviro search. This will reveal whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be carried out.

My business partner and I are intending to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering competitive fees for commercial conveyancing in Axminster for below £2000?

We can recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Axminster, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to acquire or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we will put you in touch with the right firm. Regarding the fees these will vary based on the structure and complexity of the deal. Let us have your contact information or email us so that we may supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Axminster. I have discover a web site which appears to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

My in 2007. He has got wed, divorced and is now married again. He now intends to the sell the Axminster property. I believe he will simply be asked to provide a copy of the marriage certificates to the solicitor but he is concerned it will delay the sale of the flat. Is it worth updating the Land Registry information for the house?

The is no need to update the register on the basis that you have the evidence needed to show how the change of name has come about.

Any buyer’s lawyer should review the registered entries and need evidence by way of proof of the name change for instance marriage certificates.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Axminster regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Axminster specialising in commercial conveyancing in Axminster. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Scott Rowe Limited, Chard Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5DS
  • Beviss & Beckingsale, Law Chambers, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Axminster is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the lender (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Axminster commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Industrial and warehouse premises

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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