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Main reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Barnstaple

  • 1 Over the years Barnstaple solicitor have established excellent links with Barnstaple local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Barnstaple.
  • 2 The Barnstaple conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Barnstaple
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Barnstaple is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Barnstaple
  • 5 Personal touch together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Barnstaple property deals can become significantly more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barnstaple since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnstaple

I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in Barnstaple. I I would like to check whether they are on the Alliance & Leicester conveyancing panel. Could you help?

You should phone the solicitor and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Otherwise please call Alliance & Leicester who may be able to confirm.

Can you help - my lawyer advises that flying freehold insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Barnstaple?

The right level of flying freehold indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Santander and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

I'm the only beneficiary of my late mum's will and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Barnstaple. The Barnstaple property was put into my name in September. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship will be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the house in September. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be caught by that. How practical a view banks take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this obligation is primarily there to capture subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Barnstaple. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £150. Not long after, the lawyer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Co-operative panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I am a sole trader planning to take an assignment of a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering fixed charges for commercial conveyancing in Barnstaple for under 1500k?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Barnstaple, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are hoping to acquire or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will put you in touch with the right firm. As for the fees this will depend on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or phone so as to enable us to furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Barnstaple for my sale. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

You may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor call for training requirements.

What are the frequently found deficiencies that you come across in leases for Barnstaple properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Barnstaple is not unique. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain clauses are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

You may encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Nationwide Building Society, The Mortgage Works, and Britannia all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

I am the registered owner of a 1 bedroom flat in Barnstaple, conveyancing having been completed in 2007. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in Barnstaple with an extended lease are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £65 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2081

With 61 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £19,000 and £22,000 plus legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

For various reasons I am unable to visit my Barnstaple conveyancing solicitors office to sign documents connected to my conveyancing in Barnstaple – is this a problem?

Not a problem. Barnstaple conveyancing solicitors can conduct conveyancing transactions for clients nationally. It is not necessary for you to be able to be present a Barnstaple conveyancers office. They can handle everything via post, email, telephone and fax.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Barnstaple regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Barnstaple but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • 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
  • Taylors Solicitors, 4 The Square, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Barnstaple regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Barnstaple with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Barnstaple. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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
  • Taylors Solicitors, 4 The Square, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JD

Planning law solicitors in Barnstaple regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Barnstaple practicing 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

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