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Exmouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Exmouth is 18% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 73 days for conveyancing in Exmouth
  • 3 186 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Exmouth
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £4,867
  • 5 76% freehold and 24% leasehold conveyancing in Exmouth for last year

Examples of recent conveyancing in Exmouth since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Exmouth

What is the most effective way to find the right lawyer who will give a 1st class service for our conveyancing in Exmouth?

Option 1 is to ask connections who they would recommend.

Second, look on the web for conveyancing in Exmouth. Telephone a couple or more firms listed and ask them to send you their conveyancing fee calculations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle the conveyancing beforemaking your decision.

Third is to make use of our search tool to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your personal requirements including area of the property,deadlines, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Avoid the trap of appointing ninety nine pound conveyancing in Exmouth

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Exmouth for our house purchase. Our broker informed us that our bank The Royal Bank of Scotland won't deal with them. Surely this is unduly restrictive?

A mortgage company will require an approved conveyancer act for it. You would be liable to bear the cost of this. Do use our database to select a solicitor to conduct conveyancing in Exmouth on the The Royal Bank of Scotland member panel.

We are getting the release of further monies on our mortgage from RBS as we intend to carry out renovations to our home in Exmouth. Are we obliged to select a high street Exmouth solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

RBS would not normally require a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the RBS panel.

I have paid off my mortgage with Aldermore. I assume I don't need a Exmouth conveyancer on the Aldermore panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Aldermore mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Aldermore mortgage from the register. Aldermore, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Aldermore has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Aldermore has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Aldermore mortgage has been paid off.

Our offer on a house in Exmouth has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on a property, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties booked. I have chosen a local conveyancing solicitor in Exmouth. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society?

It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs too early (home loan application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, Exmouth conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your property lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society approved list. Regarding the next steps this very much depends on the circumstances of your transaction, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market many purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their conveyancing practitioner to press on with searches.

What does commercial conveyancing in Exmouth cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Exmouth incorporates a broad array of advice, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Exmouth for my house move. Is it possible to review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor telephone calls for training reasons.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Exmouth. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Exmouth ?

The majority of houses in Exmouth are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Exmouth in which case you should be shopping around for a Exmouth conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will advise you fully on all the issues.

I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Exmouth, conveyancing was carried out in 2008. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable properties in Exmouth with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2086

With 65 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £13,300 and £15,400 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Exmouth

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Exmouth specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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
  • Ford Simey Llp, The Senate, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UG

Planning law solicitors in Exmouth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Exmouth specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Exmouth
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR
  • Stephens Scown Llp, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1RS
  • Graham Gover Ltd, 10 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1JG
  • Veitch Penny Llp, 1 Manor Court, Dix's Field, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UP
  • Tozers Llp, Broadwalk House, Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UA

Exmouth commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Notices received in respect of alleged breaches of lease Advice on commercial mortgages Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts

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

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