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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Falmouth conveyancing

Reasons to use our Falmouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Falmouth
  • 2 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Falmouth has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 Falmouth lawyers work in conjunction with Falmouth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Falmouth is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Falmouth home moves can be made significantly more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Falmouth since September 2023*


of flat Melvill Road TR11 4AS, acquired for £195,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title


of flat The Packet Quays TR11 2BZ, purchased for £475,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities


of apartment Emslie Road TR11 4BY, at the agreed amount of £155,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities


of semi residence, Basset Street, TR11 2LN completing on 15/09/2023 at a price of £520,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Falmouth

The Falmouth conveyancing firm handling our Falmouth conveyancing has identified an inconsistency between the assumptions in the home valuation report and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My lawyer says that he must check that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s approach legitimate?

Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

My lawyer in Falmouth has never been on on the Skipton Building Society Conveyancing Panel. Can I still continue with my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Skipton Building Society approved list?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Falmouth lawyers but Skipton Building Society will need to instruct a solicitor on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the overall legal charges and result in delays.
  2. Get a new lawyer to to deal with the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are on the Skipton Building Society panel

I have been told that property searches are the main cause of delay in Falmouth house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Falmouth.

What does commercial conveyancing in Falmouth cover?

Falmouth conveyancing for business premises covers a broad range of services, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer 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.

We are four weeks into a leasehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the local agent to execute conveyancing in Falmouth. I am not happy. Could you help me find new conveyancers?

They would need to be very poor in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? If so you need to advise them of the new contact details and have the offer are re-issued. Your solicitor ideally needs to be on the lenders panel to avoid added expenses and complications. So that should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our search tool can help you find a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Falmouth

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Falmouth what are the most frequent lease defects?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Falmouth. All leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall Insurance obligations

You may have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Birmingham Midshires, Skipton Building Society, and TSB all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Falmouth - A selection of Queries before buying

    How is the lease structured? If a Falmouth lease has no more than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the salability of the flat. It is worth checking with your bank that they are content with the length of the lease. A short lease means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth finding out how much this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the residence for 24 months in order to be eligible to exercise a lease extension.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Falmouth

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Falmouth with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Hine Downing Llp, 8-14 Berkeley Vale, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PH
  • Sharp & Rimmer, Hillhead, St. Mawes, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5AL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Falmouth regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Falmouth with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Falmouth. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Hine Downing Llp, 8-14 Berkeley Vale, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PH

Typically, Falmouth conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Conveyancer instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated papers
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner retained by the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to supplemental questions from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (if relevant)

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

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