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Exeter Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 84% freehold and 16% leasehold conveyancing in Exeter for this year to date
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Exeter that are buy to let is 19%
  • 3 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Exeter
  • 4 Average time frame of 41 days for registration of title in Exeter
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 88 days for conveyancing in Exeter

Examples of recent conveyancing in Exeter since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Exeter

Having been told to check out your site we were about to use a conveyancing solicitor in Exeter listed by you but stumbled across some other fee calculations on the internet appear cheaper – why is this?

One can find numerous conveyancing organisations advertising supposedly cheap conveyancing, yet more often than not supplementalcosts result in the final invoice totally different to the one you expected. In accordance with regulatory requirements fees set out in terms of business should be honest and reasonable raised The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Exeter genuinely set out all charges for a domestic conveyancing matter.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Exeter is more expensive?

Exeter leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

I am purchasing a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Exeter who is on the Barclays approved. Can you recommend a local solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays in certain locations such as Exeter. We dont recommend any particular firm.

Do I need to pay for insurance to cover chancel repairs when purchasing a residence in Exeter?

Unless a prior purchase of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Exeter to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I am a sole trader wishing to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend lawyers offering no-move-no costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Exeter for less than 2k?

We can recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Exeter, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to acquire or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we can put you in touch with the right solicitor. As for the charges this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or phone us so that we may supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.

I've recently bought a leasehold property in Exeter. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Exeter Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Who takes responsibility for maintaining and repairing the building? This information is important as a) areas may cause problems for the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if repairs are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to know about it

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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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Exeter specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Exeter regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Exeter with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Exeter. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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
  • Ford Simey Llp, The Senate, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UG

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

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