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Logical reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Exeter

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Exeter solicitor have developed excellent working relationships with Exeter local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Exeter.
  • 2 The Exeter conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Exeter
  • 3 Exeter solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Exeter conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 4 The practices listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 5 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Exeter has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Exeter since August 2023*


of apartment King Street EX1 1BQ, acquired for £134,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges


of detached residence premises, Haven Road, EX2 8GP completing on 31/08/2023 at a price of £375,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor


of terraced residence, Cowick Road, EX2 9BE completing on 23/08/2023 at a price of £265,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title


of apartment Haldon Road EX4 4DZ, at purchase price of £120,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Exeter

At long last a loan offer from Santander for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom garden flat is to be issued by the end of next week. Are you able to propose a low cost conveyancing solicitor in Exeter?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking cut-price fees for conveyancing in Exeter. Our intention is to offer affordable conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint brokers enticing you with ninety nine pound conveyancing in Exeter. At best, in choosing a lawyer for low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you paying a lot in additional fees and still not receive the service you were looking for.

We were just about to sign contracts for a property in Exeter. We encountered a problem. Our loan offer with Yorkshire Building Society expires on 22/1/2024 but the sellers are suggesting a completion date of 24/1/2024. Can one prolong the mortgage offer?

The best person to address this question is your lawyer who will hopefully assess whether he or she is corresponding with the mortgage company, vendor’s representatives, estate agents or possibly all three based on what has gone on in your transaction as of today.

I had intended to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Exeter for our home move. Our broker has since advised us that our mortgage company Chelsea Building Society won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?

Mortgage Companies on the whole imposes restrictions either the category or the volume of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. Typical examples of such criteria being that a firm must have two or more partners. As well as restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. Be aware that Chelsea Building Society have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of Chelsea Building Society Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a primary driver in the rationalisation of solicitor panels since 2008 even though there are differing views about the level of solicitor engagement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms, including some in or near Exeter only perform very few conveyances per annum.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Exeter. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Exeter

    Please supply a car parking plan. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

What are the frequently found defects that you witness in leases for Exeter properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Exeter is not unique. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain provisions are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the building Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Barclays , Coventry Building Society, and TSB 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 does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to pull out.

Exeter Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before buying

    It is important to be aware if fixing the lift or some other major work is due shortly that will be shared by the leasehold owners and could well materially increase the the maintenance costs or necessitate a one off payment. The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the tenants enjoy being in charge if their destiny and although a managing agent is often employed where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. This information is important as a) areas could result in problems for the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will want to have complete disclosure

I am seeking to purchase a repression property in Exeter and the vendor would like to complete within a month. Can a conveyancer complete in this timeframe? Would it be better to instruct a high street Exeter firm or an online firm that professes to offer speedy conveyancing?

Attend your Exeter shopping parade. Pop in to 3 firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Set out your situation and try and obtain assurances on deadlines. Choose the one that comes across as most trustworthy. Make sure to use a conveyancing practitioner on the list of property lawyers who can act for your mortgage company.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Exeter regulated by the SRA

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

  • Dudman Shaw Ltd, The Gallery, Kings Wharf, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN
  • Stephens Scown Llp, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1RS
  • Prydis Legal Limited, Southgate House, 59 Magdalen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4HY
  • Morgan Pope Ltd, 22 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HB
  • Crosse & Crosse Solicitors Llp, 13-15 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1PL

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Exeter

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

  • Stephens Scown Llp, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1RS
  • Prydis Legal Limited, Southgate House, 59 Magdalen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4HY
  • Morgan Pope Ltd, 22 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HB
  • Crosse & Crosse Solicitors Llp, 13-15 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1PL
  • Ford Simey Llp, The Senate, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UG

Domestic conveyancing in Exeter almost always involves the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner representing the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to additional questions from the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where appropriate)

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

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