Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Launceston

Ready to buy a new home? Find a law firm approved by your lender.

If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Launceston’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Launceston.

Reasons to use our Launceston conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Launceston
  • 2 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Launceston has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in Launceston who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Launceston solicitor have developed excellent working relationships with Launceston local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Launceston.
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Launceston is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Launceston since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Launceston

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Launceston? What am I being asked for?

In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Launceston conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill evidencing where you reside.

Under Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancers are required to check not only the ID of conveyancing clients but also the source of monies that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this may lead to your solicitor cancelling their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers will have an obligation to notify the relevant authorities should they consider that any monies received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

is it true that all Launceston solicitor firms on the Co-operative conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be overseen by the CLC.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Lloyds. Launceston conveyancing solicitors have been selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Lloyds?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Lloyds completed the valuation? Have you advised Lloyds as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

Lloyds have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a flat in Launceston has been accepted, what are the next steps?

Your estate agent will wish to be advised as to your lawyer's details (make sure the conveyancers are on the lender’s panel). Call up Lloyds or the financial adviser and finish off any appropriate documentation. Lloyds will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or owners to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately ten days to receive the mortgage offer. Lloyds will issue the offer to you and your property lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Launceston.

Should our solicitor be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Launceston.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Launceston. Plenty of people will acquire a property in Launceston, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Launceston. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual question of the owner to determine if the property has historically flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser could commence a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate answer. A purchaser’s conveyancers may also commission an environmental search. This should indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be initiated.

I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Launceston. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Launceston of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Launceston. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Launceston - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I own a 2 bed flat in Launceston, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Launceston with an extended lease are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2078

You have 54 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £32,300 and £37,400 as well as costs.

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

I am seeking to purchase a repression property in Launceston and the bank selling require completion inside a week. Do conveyancers complete in this timeframe? Would it be better to instruct a high street Launceston firm or an online conveyancer that advertises to complete quickly?

Attend your Launceston shopping parade. Go in to 3 solicitor’s offices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your needs and get a commitment on speed. Appoint the one that seems most trustworthy. Make sure to select a conveyancing practitioner on the panel of conveyancing practitioners acceptable to your mortgage company.

Last updated

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Launceston regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Launceston with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Launceston. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Karen Wallis Law Llp, Old House, 11 Exeter Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9EQ
  • K Wallis Limited, Old House, 11 Exeter Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9EQ
  • Kyldenna Limited, 15-19 Westgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7AB
  • Peters Langsford Davies Llp, Westgate, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9AD

Planning law solicitors in Launceston regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Launceston specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Karen Wallis Law Llp, Old House, 11 Exeter Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9EQ
  • K Wallis Limited, Old House, 11 Exeter Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9EQ

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

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering further questions from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (where applicable)

Neighboring Locations

Holsworthy
Launceston
Lifton
Callington
Gunnislake
Calstock

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

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.