Conveyancing Solicitors Exeter


Trusted by 100s of clients to help them with their conveyancing in Exeter, giving us detailed knowledge of the local housing market. We offer an Excellent service and we can solve any property challenge along the way.


"Had an amazing service. Completed on a house sale in 28 days the quickest ever. Great communication and got the job done. I hope to do business with you again very soon."

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On 99% of Lender Panels*
Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Conveyancing Quality Scheme**
No Sale No Fee Conveyancing

No Sale No Fee***

Look no further for your conveyancing solicitor in Exeter

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling a property in Exeter

Your conveyancing solicitor's role, when selling a property in Exeter, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • Day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property in Exeter starts from £723 INC VAT.

Buying a property in Exeter

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to the Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property in Exeter starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Exeter

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Exeter starts at £363 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Exeter

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update the Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Exeter starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Exeter starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Exeter starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Exeter?

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon County and was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain. Attractions and landmarks include Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Synagogue (the 3rd oldest in Britain), Rougemont Castle and Northernhay Gardens, the oldest public open space in Britain.

Exeter Hospital information

Mardon Hospital, Victoria Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4UD

Heavitree Hospital, Gladstone Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2ED

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), NBarrack Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5DW

Property Solicitors Exeter, Transport information

The M5 motorway connects Exeter with Birmingham and Bristol (where you can pick up the M4 to London). The A30 is on the road linking London with Cornwall. Exeter St Davids Railway Station provides access to many urban destinations, including Birmingham, Bristol, London and Plymouth.

Distance to Airports from Exeter


AirportMiles by car
Bristol70.1 miles
Newquay78.2 miles
Cardiff125.8 miles
Local Schools in Exeter

Clyst Vale Community College, Station Road, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3AJ

St Peter's Church of England Aided School, Quarry Lane, Heavitree, Exeter, EX2 5AP

Southbrook School, Bishop Westall Road, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 6JB

Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Exeter

Our Exeter conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Bovey Tracey, Exmouth, Dawlish, Crediton, Silverton, Crouchfields and Uffculme.

Conveyancing Solicitors Exeter

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Exeter:
  • Lansdowne Terrace, Exeter, EX2 4JJ
  • 8 Colleton Hill, Exeter, EX2 4AS
  • 22 Bedford St, Exeter EX1 1GJ
  • 332 Pinhoe Rd, Exeter EX4 8AJ
  • 121 Okehampton Rd, Exeter EX4 1EP

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Hill Barton Vale (houses) - Hill Barton Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3PR.
    Developed by Persimmon Homes.

Exeter Property Prices



Average property price in Exeter£247,285
Population of Exeter124,328 (2014)


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Exeter.
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Should I use a Conveyancer or Conveyancing Solicitor near me?

Solicitors are usually more expensive than a conveyancer, which is fine as long as they specialise in property transactions. It can be beneficial to choose a solicitor in case of any complex legal complications with your transaction, but the best of both is to instruct a conveyancing solicitor who employs some other conveyancing professionals to complete the simpler parts of the work under their supervision, at a lower rate.

Read our full guide: Licensed Conveyancer or Solicitor - Who should you choose to do your conveyancing?

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Exeter?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancer to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Exeter has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Exeter conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Exeter help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Exeter - speak to Exeter City Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Exeter - check with Exeter City Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Property Solicitors Exeter

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Conveyancing Solicitors Exeter. They are skilled and experienced with complex transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Exeter to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

We have specialist Exeter leasehold conveyancing solicitors to handle your sale & purchase of a leasehold property, as well as lease extensions and creation, sale, or purchase of a Exeter share of freehold property.

Due to the additional legal work surrounding the lease and terms, your quote will be calculated based on the tenure, so as long as you give us the correct details when getting your Exeter leasehold conveyancing quote with the simple form above, this will be included in your initial quote, not a surprise addition later on. Property Challenges Solved.

Frequently Asked Questions: Conveyancing Solicitors Exeter



Average conveyancing fees in London can be slightly higher than the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Exeter start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.



It's unnecessary to have a local conveyancing solicitor as the process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Exeter, when choosing your conveyancing solicitor.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Exeter. A simple transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose a conveyancing solicitor in Exeter who offers a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

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Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Devon Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageDevon is a county in South West England and Exeter is its county town. It has two coastlines with both cliffs and sandy shores and the county has many seaside resorts and fishing ports on the coast. Inland, however, the terrain is rural and predominantly hilly. Population density is low compared to many other counties. The county also contains Dartmoor, the largest open space in southern England. Adjoining counties include Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

The largest towns in the county, other than the city of Exeter, include Plymouth (a city twice as large in population as Exeter and which is its own unitary authority), Torquay, Paignton, Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Barnstaple.

The county has one motorway, the M5 (connecting Exeter with Birmingham), and Exeter has an international airport. There are 3 universities in the county: the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth and the University of St Mark & St John.

The county contains the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor (shared with Somerset). Devon is famous for cream teas and has its own form of wrestling. It also contains the only place with an exclamation mark in its name in the UK - Westward Ho!

 

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Exeter Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: