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Exmouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 77% freehold and 23% leasehold conveyancing in Exmouth for this year to date
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 73 days for conveyancing in Exmouth
  • 3 Average time frame of 62 days for registration of title in Exmouth
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Exmouth that are buy to let is 4%
  • 5 982 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Exmouth

Examples of recent conveyancing in Exmouth since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Exmouth

How do I identify commercial conveyancing in Exmouth?

Option 1 is to ask your friends and family whom they would seek assistance from.

Option 2 is to use a search tool on the web for conveyancing in Exmouth. Pick up the phone to two or three listed and invite them to send you their conveyancing charges and speak to the lawyer who will oversee the conveyancing beforecommitting.

Third is to use this site to help you find the right lawyers taking into account your individual factors including location,deadlines, complexity and who the proposed mortgage company is. Do not be teased by £99 conveyancing in Exmouth

Is there a search tool that I can utilise to discover of the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in Exmouth is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Barnsley Building Society thus spending £187.00 plus VAT in further conveyancing invoice.

Feel free to take advantage of the search tool on this page. Please choose the lender and type ‘Exmouth’ or your location and you will discover a number of lawyer located in Exmouth or by proximity to you.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Leeds Building Society. Exmouth conveyancing solicitors have been instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Leeds Building Society?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Leeds Building Society done the survey? Have you advised Leeds Building Society as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

The mortgage over my property is with RBS for my property in Exmouth. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform RBS?

You must advise RBS in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of RBS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that RBS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact RBS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a RBS conveyancing panel lawyer.

Clydesdale have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a apartment in Exmouth has been agreed to, now what?

Your property agent will need to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the conveyancers are on the bank’s approved list). Telephone Clydesdale or your broker and finalise any outstanding paperwork. Clydesdale will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to arrange a slot for the valuation to happen. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week to receive the mortgage offer. Clydesdale will issue the offer to you and your lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Exmouth.

I have justdiscovered that Stirling Law have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Exmouth for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Exmouth conveyancing specialists.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Exmouth. I've stumble upon a site which seems to have the perfect answer If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I work for a long established estate agency in Exmouth where we have experienced a few flat sales derailed due to short leases. I have received contradictory information from local Exmouth conveyancing solicitors. Could you clarify whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I inherited a basement flat in Exmouth, conveyancing formalities finalised February 2010. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Exmouth with an extended lease are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2086

With only 66 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £11,400 and £13,200 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. 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. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Exmouth regulated by the SRA

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

  • F Arthur Jones & Co, 35 The Strand, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1AQ
  • Vine Orchards, Trinity Chambers, 49 Rolle Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RS
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR
  • S J Stoker Solicitors, 1 Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3QS
  • Prydis Legal Limited, Southgate House, 59 Magdalen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4HY

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Exmouth

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Exmouth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • F Arthur Jones & Co, 35 The Strand, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1AQ
  • Vine Orchards, Trinity Chambers, 49 Rolle Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RS
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR
  • Prydis Legal Limited, Southgate House, 59 Magdalen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4HY
  • Otb Eveling Llp, Senate Court, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1NT

Home buying in Exmouth 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
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Exmouth conveyancing searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other papers forwarded by the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting questions with the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Reviewing replies supplied by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the home loan (if relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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