If you plan to buy, sell, or remortgage a home, it is essential to gain professional guidance from conveyancing solicitors who know Exmouth. This offers the assurance of knowing that each step of the process is under careful control.
You may have been looking forward to that next property transaction for some time, and rightfully so. However, it is important to consider a few potential risks. Our conveyancing team has the wealth of experience needed to mitigate any problems, offering expert guidance and timely assistance.
At Bird & Co, we offer our clients a dependable conveyancing service that is simple and easy to access. Our conveyancing solicitors will walk you through the whole process from beginning to end, and they'll be ready to answer any questions you might have.
We also provide a convenient and fast online conveyancing service. As such, we are able to reach clients not only in Exmouth and the Devon area, but across the whole nation.
Why choose Bird & Co for your conveyancing in Exmouth?
- Specialist online conveyancing service – allowing you to access expertise from anywhere domestically or internationally.
- Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation by the Law Society – testament to the professional service we offer.
- A modern, simple and efficient service – designed to take away the stress and make everything more manageable for you.
- Secure online systems – keeping you and your money safe at every stage of your transaction.
- Direct access to the solicitor handling your case – for prompt responses to queries from a knowledgeable expert.
- Competitive fees with a clear quote upfront – gain a clear understanding of conveyancing solicitors fees for Exmouth property with a no-obligation quote online.
Are you wondering if online conveyancing is the right choice for you? We would like to invite you to take a moment to explore the benefits of working with our online conveyancers instead of a local conveyancer in Exmouth.
How our conveyancing solicitors for Exmouth can help you
Our team of conveyancers covering Exmouth possess a breadth of knowledge and experience in various property transactions, such as:
- Buying and selling your home
- Advice for first time buyers, such as:
- Equity release
- Advice about buying as joint tenants or tenants in common
- Buying and selling listed property
- Buying and selling leasehold property
- Collective enfranchisement and buying the freehold of a house
- Lease extension
- Transfer of equity
- Gifting property and Deeds of Gift
- Buy to let conveyancing
- Buying and selling land
- Commercial conveyancing
- Stamp Duty advice
- National expertise with many years of experience handling a wide range of transactions – This means we have extensive experience beyond that of local conveyancers, encompassing all sorts of complex transactions.
- Well-developed online systems for a smooth conveyancing experience – Our reliable systems have been thoroughly tested and proven effective, allowing us to prevent the common delays and frustrations often encountered by clients when working with firms that have limited experience in online operations.
- A fast, cost-effective service – With extensive experience and continued improvement, we have optimised our service and reduced costs. We pass on these savings to our clients for a cost-effective option.
- Accessible expertise across the UK and worldwide – Our online-first approach makes us a preferred choice for clients across the nation and around the world dealing with property matters in England and Wales.
- Safe, secure conveyancing at all times – Taking advantage of the latest security in order to protect you, your money, and your data. Furthermore, we are fully insured for added peace of mind.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Exmouth?
A range of flexible prices are available for our conveyancing services in Exmouth. We have set costs for simple tasks, providing a clear sense of what to expect from a conveyancing quote. If ever additional charges are required, your solicitor will be in touch to inform you.
Additional expenses tied to the property transfer process are known as disbursements. Common disbursements include property registration with HM Land Registry and property transfer searches.
Your property transaction may be impacted by taxes, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If so, your lawyer will assist in figuring out the amount due and submitting the return to HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Exmouth?
The conveyancing process mainly involves three steps, which are:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
Once an offer is ready to be given the go-ahead, both the buyer and seller agree to form a contract. Until this contract is mutually signed and swapped, there's no legal obligation.
The buyer, with their lawyer, will perform different inspections on the property. Some of the types of inspection that could be conducted include:
- Reviewing property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (arranged by the buyer)
The buyer may apply for their mortgage at this point, if required.
After all the property inspections are done and both parties agree to move forward, contracts will be signed and swapped. The transaction then becomes legally enforceable, with financial penalties for withdrawal.
The transaction is final upon completion. A transfer deed is sent to HM Land Registry and the seller must vacate the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Exmouth?
Every property transaction comes with its own circumstances and potential issues, so it is not always possible to provide an exact timeline for completion. Typically, most simple property transactions last around 12-14 weeks starting from the day the offer is agreed upon and the solicitors are instructed.
That said, delays may sometimes occur. If your property deal seems likely to take longer to get over the line, your solicitor will keep you informed in a timely manner.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Exmouth?
When buying a property in Exmouth, your conveyancer will need to carry out a number of checks in order to make sure there are no issues that need addressing.
The three main sorts of conveyancing checks consist of:
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highways or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check matters such as water and drainage access
Your solicitor will inform you if further checks are required.
Is it better to use a conveyancing solicitor or a conveyancer for property in Exmouth?
The difference between a conveyancing solicitors’ firm or a licensed conveyancer may not seem immediately obvious to the average property buyer or seller. Both are qualified for handling property transactions. Neither is necessarily superior, but there can be benefits in opting for a professional firm of solicitors.
A solicitors’ firm will generally possess knowledge and information across areas beyond just property transactions, including areas like Wills and inheritance, rights of unwed couples regarding property, and dispute resolution. Therefore, teaming up with solicitors can bring added confidence that the necessary expertise is available, regardless of the issue that requires assistance.
What documents does a property solicitor need for conveyancing in Exmouth?
A number of documents may be required during the residential conveyancing process, depending on whether the property is being bought or sold.
When purchasing a property in Exmouth, some of the documents that may be required include:
- Identification (e.g. passport or driving licence)
- Proof of address
- Proof of funds (such as bank statements)
- The official offer of mortgage
When selling a property, documents may include:
- Proof of ownership
- Seller’s Property Information Form
- Certificates, guarantees and planning permission documentation
- Fitting and contents form
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
- Leasehold or freehold information
- Details of the mortgage
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors for Exmouth property?
Our conveyancing lawyers for Exmouth can guide you through the early steps of your property transfer. Once your case is initiated, your conveyancer will handle all legal aspects related to your transaction.
Whether you are relocating to or from the area, rest assured that our team of residential property solicitors covering Exmouth are able to provide the highest professional expertise.