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Barnstaple Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Barnstaple
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 3 91% freehold and 9% leasehold conveyancing in Barnstaple for last year
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £3,176
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Barnstaple that are buy to let is 7%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barnstaple since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnstaple

I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to vacate my let out flat in Barnstaple by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to give notice on a rental until you have exchanged. If you have not previously done so, contact to your conveyancer and request that they chase the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work to achieve

My mortgage company has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Barnstaple but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Barnstaple or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?

The minority of Barnstaple conveyancing firms are approved and listed on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Use our find an approved solicitor tool to identify a Barnstaple conveyancing conveyancer on the on the mortgage company panel.

What will a local search tell me concerning the house my wife and I purchasing in Barnstaple?

Barnstaple conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Searchflow The local search is essential in every Barnstaple conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Barnstaple for my home move. Is it possible to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone may search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded call for training reasons.

What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Barnstaple conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Barnstaple conveyancing firm) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you make enquires with several firms including non Barnstaple conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:

    What are the charges for lease extension work? Can they put you in touch with clients in Barnstaple who can give a testimonial?

I am the registered owner of a 1st floor flat in Barnstaple, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent properties in Barnstaple with an extended lease are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2089

With only 68 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

At what stage do I pay the Stamp Duty Land Tax due for my purchase in Barnstaple?

The majority of lawyers tend to fill out a stamp duty return on your behalf during your Barnstaple conveyancing transaction for you to sign. On completion your conveyancing practitioner will submit your Land Transaction application to the Tax Authorities and - assuming they have the funds - pay any Stamp Duty payable for you.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Barnstaple

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Barnstaple specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Brewer Harding & Rowe Solicitors Llp, 1 The Square, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LS
  • Slee Blackwell Solicitors Llp, 10 Cross Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1BA
  • Samuels, 18 Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8BA
  • Toller Beattie Llp, Devonshire House, Riverside Road, Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1QN

Planning law solicitors in Barnstaple regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Barnstaple specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Slee Blackwell Solicitors Llp, 10 Cross Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1BA
  • Samuels, 18 Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8BA
  • Toller Beattie Llp, Devonshire House, Riverside Road, Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1QN

Domestic conveyancing in Barnstaple normally includes the following:

  • Solicitor instructed by the vendor on acceptance of the offer
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the solicitor representing the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to further queries from the buyer’s solicitor
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where appropriate)

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