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Reasons to use our Launceston conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any other companies advise it just might be important to pop into your conveyancer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a house sale without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 2 Launceston solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Launceston home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved law practices conducting conveyancing in Launceston registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 The Launceston conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Launceston
  • 5 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Launceston has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Launceston since July 2021*


of semi-detached property, Prince Charles Close, PL15 8NQ completing on 28/07/2021 at a price of £128,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title


of flat Wooda Road PL15 8BJ, sold for £105,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title


of flat Westgate Mews PL15 7AZ, acquired for £91,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title


of house premises, Tavistock Road, PL15 9EZ completing on 04/08/2021 at a price of £347,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Launceston

As someone clueless as to conveyancing in Launceston what’s the number one tip you can impart for the home moving process in Launceston

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Launceston and elsewhere in Cornwall is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the home moving process. E.g., the seller, estate agent and on occasion the mortgage company. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Launceston an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose role it is to look after your legal interests and to protect you.

Every so often a potential adversary may try and convince you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your solicitor is dragging his heels. Or your mortgage broker may tell you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I am buying a property and the lawyer has identified Chancel Repair to which the property could be liable because it falls into the area of such a church. She has suggested insurance. Is this really appropriate for conveyancing in Launceston

Unless a prior purchase of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you may take it that solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Launceston to continue to suggest a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

three months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Launceston concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Launceston differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Launceston approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Launceston tend to acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Launceston or who has acted in the same development.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Launceston. I have land on a web site which seems to have the ideal offering If it is possible to get all the legals done via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? 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?

What are the frequently found defects that you come across in leases for Launceston properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Launceston. Most leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the building

You may encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Bank of Ireland all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Launceston - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    Best to be warned if changing the roof or some other major work is pending that will be shared amongst the tenants and will dramatically impact the level of the service charges or result in a one off invoice. Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Launceston regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Launceston practicing in commercial conveyancing in Launceston. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Launceston with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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

Launceston commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Property finance for investment and development loans for mortgage companies and borrowers Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Formation of commercial management companies

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

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