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Reasons to use our Exminster conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Exminster registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Exminster estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Exminster
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Exminster - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be on good working terms
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Exminster is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Exminster since July 2021*

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of flat Valley View EX13 5XS, at sale sum of £84,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges

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of flat West Street EX13 5PL, at the agreed amount of £130,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

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of terraced residence, Lyme Road, EX13 5SW completing on 12/08/2021 at a price of £525,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

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of terraced premises, Rosemary Lane, EX24 6LN completing on 29/07/2021 at a price of £325,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Exminster

AssumingI was to buy a simple residential housein Exminster for cash and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Exminster?

The sole saving you would make on is the disbursement for searches. A conveyancing practitioner still got to do everything else - money laundering, correspond with the vendors conveyancer, SDLT submission, register the ownership etc. A marginal saving might be made by not needing to register a charge however it will not be a lot.

We are purchasing a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Exminster who is on the Co-operative solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Co-operative . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Exminster.

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

This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Exminster conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty 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 Exminster Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Exminster Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Exminster.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Exminster. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Exminster

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Exminster is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Exminster are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Exminster you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Exminster may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I have recently realised that I have Sixty One years remaining on my flat in Exminster. I now want to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What are my options?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to locate the landlord. In some cases an enquiry agent may be useful to carry out a search and to produce a report which can be used as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Exminster.

I invested in buying a 1 bedroom flat in Exminster, conveyancing having been completed January 1996. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding flats in Exminster with an extended lease are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2091

With just 70 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Exminster

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Exminster practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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 practicing in commercial conveyancing in Exminster. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Scott Rowe Limited, Chard Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5DS
  • Beviss & Beckingsale, Law Chambers, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Exminster?

Licensed Conveyancers deal with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Exminster. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be supplied with a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be provided with a swift, objective and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Exminster about your conveyancing in Exminster.

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

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