Conveyancing in South West England
Find out more about conveyancing in the South West
Conveyancing South West
The South West is the largest of the major regions that make the UK, home to Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
According to Rightmove the housing market within the South West of England has risen 4% since 2020 and is 16% up on 2019. Detached properties over the past year on average sold for £490,000, terraced properties had an average sale price of £270,000 and semi-detacheds averaged out at around £300,000.
The South West with its overall average price of £342,712 came out more expensive than nearby West Midlands, but cheaper than the South East (£464,601) and London (£681,907).
Do I need a local solicitor for conveyancing in South West?
You do not need a solicitor local to the South West of England. Some do opt for a solicitor within the area they are moving, however it is a misconception that you should choose your conveyancer based on location alone. Often, with an online conveyancer or solicitor you have control of everything through a portal or via an app, so you don’t need to visit the office and can complete tasks at a time convenient to you.
Going Local vs Online
We have created a checklist of pros and cons for going local vs online to help you understand that sticking with an online conveyancer can be the best route. Here are some of the reasons why My Home Move Conveyancing could be the best option for you:
- Access to our app eWay for 24/7 case tracking
- We are specialists in our field; property law is our bread and butter
- We are Nationwide and have experience all over the UK
- We’re part of the largest conveyancing company in England and Wales
- Our quote includes Stamp Duty Land Tax, if applicable, so you can budget better
- All our team are either licensed conveyancers, legal professionals, or solicitors.
What’s the charge for conveyancing in South West UK
Conveyancing fees in the South West of England vary depending on the type of the property you are buying or selling and what is involved in the transaction.
The cost will depend on what searches need conducting, whether the property is a new build or not, whether it’s a second or investment property, whether you have a mortgage or not and also depends on the cost of the property you are buying or selling and whether it is a freehold or leasehold. You can get a free quote online [here] in under a minute if you wanted to see what it could cost you.
As part of a purchase transaction, we will conduct searches for you. These are often mandated by your mortgage lender, as they need to be sure there is nothing in the local area that could impact the potential value of your property in future. Searches your conveyancer may need to carry out include:
- Local authority searches
- Land registry searches
- Environmental searches
- Water authority searches
- Location specific searches
If you’re purchasing a property and aren’t a first time buyer, we include Stamp Duty Land Tax within your quote to help you budget properly. We don’t believe in hidden fees, so everything you will need to pay is quoted up front. You can find out more information on Stamp Duty and what is involved here.
How quickly can conveyancing be done in South West?
Unfortunately, this is a little like asking “how long is a piece of string?”. Each case is truly unique, and so generally, there is no fixed answer. A general rule of thumb is that the more parties that are involved, the slower the process can become. For example chains, leaseholders and management companies can add complexities with any purchase or sale. Rest assured, it is in our best interest to get the transaction pushed through as thoroughly and efficiently as possible – we don’t benefit from any delays anywhere in the process.
How to instruct us for conveyancing in South West
To instruct My Home Move Conveyancing is easy, all you need to do is fill in our easy online quote form, which takes less than a minute for the first step. You will then receive your quote breakdown online and sent to you via email. At this point you are allocated a Quote Advisor who you can contact to answer any questions you may have. You will be given the option to instruct us with one easy click if you’re ready to go ahead.
Our promise to you…
We promise to always be transparent with all our clients and we promise that there are no hidden fees. Our expert Quote Advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have in the early stages of your transaction, they will also try to obtain as much information about your case as they can to ensure the fee quoted is accurate, and to provide advice on the conveyancing process.
Stay in control with our eWay app
Keep up to date with your case with our online case management tool eWay. You can track whilst on the move via the app 24/7 on your mobile, tablet and PC. Your documentation will be uploaded onto eWay, so both yourself & your conveyancer can see each stage. Secure payments can also be made through the app as well, for example when search fees become due if you’re purchasing a property.
There are two types of conveyancing fees:
- Legal fees – these are paid to your conveyancer for handling with the legal aspects of the process
- Third party fees these are also known as disbursements – these are costs that your conveyancer will have to pay out on your behalf to third parties
Your conveyancing fees will vary depending on what conveyancing firm you use and the specific details of your transaction.
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