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Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Exminster

  • 1 The Exminster conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Exminster
  • 2 The practices identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Over the years Exminster solicitor have developed excellent connections with Exminster local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your conveyancing in Exminster.
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors have offices in Exminster - if so sets of solicitors will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Exminster since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Exminster

We note that you have a search directory identifying solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Exminster?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Exminster.

We're in Exminster, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Skipton , and our solicitor is on the Skipton conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I am helping my mother sell her flat in Exminster. Will the conveyancer arrange an energy assessment or it is for me to coordinate?

After the demise of Home Packs, energy assessments remained a mandatory component of selling a property. An EPC should be to hand prior to the property being marketed. This is not a task that lawyers normally arrange. Where you are instructing a Exminster conveyancing lawyer they may help arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with reputable Exminster providers

I can not work out if my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Exminster bank branch on numerous occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they would lend. My Exminster conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

The lawyer has to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 provisions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Skipton. Is it usual for Skipton to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Exminster is approved on their conveyancing panel? Skipton have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Skipton to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

A colleague suggested that if I am purchasing in Exminster I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Exminster conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Exminster around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Exminster Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Exminster.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Exminster. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Exminster

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Exminster prior to retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks may not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Exminster. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Exminster regulated by the SRA

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

  • Scott Rowe Limited, Chard Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5DS
  • Milford & Dormor, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AJ
  • Beviss & Beckingsale, Law Chambers, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Exminster regulated by the SRA

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

Sale in Exminster is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner retained by the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to additional questions from the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

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

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