Conveyancing Solicitors in Honiton

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Conveyancing in Honiton

Conveyancing is the series of legal steps a solicitor takes when transfering property ownership. Conveyancing can also refer to the legal side of a remortgage or equity transfer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Honiton, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Honiton and throughout East Devon with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Exeter, Paignton, Torbay and Torquay

Honiton Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Honiton

A market town in Devon, Honiton is known for its lace-making history, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, and the nearby Blackdown Hills. Honiton has a railway station, providing links to Exeter and Salisbury. Honiton has a population of approximately 11,000.

Honiton house prices

The average price paid for a property in Honiton between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Honiton (2023/24)

Honiton is in East Devon Council.

Band Amount
A £1,490.47
B £1,738.88
C £1,987.30
D £2,235.71
E £2,732.53
F £3,229.36
G £3,726.18
H £4,471.42

What do Honiton conveyancing solicitors do?

During a property purchase, the conveyancer will take care of the technical side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. Your lawyer will raise enquires of the seller, order searches, review contracts and handle post-completion tasks, including HMLR registration and paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Honiton conveyancing solicitors would also undertake checks for issues related to mundic, flood risk, radon and tin mining searches.

Buying with a mortgage?

When buying a house or flat with a mortgage, it is normal for your solicitor to also act for your mortgage lender.

If your conveyancing solicitor is not on your mortgage provider's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer and incur the cost of an additional solicitor to act for the lender.

More than 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Honiton transaction without delay.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Honiton

When selling homes in Honiton, your lawyer will prepare the necessary documentation, including the title deeds and ID forms. The duties of a seller's solicitor includes resolving any potential issues and responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your conveyancing solicitor will also work with both sides, such as agents, managing agents and lenders.

I am selling a leasehold property in Honiton - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more time-consuming compared to a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Honiton, such as sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to reserve fund details.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a conveyancer as soon as possible, preferably before putting the property on the market.

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Remortgage in Honiton

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, it's important that you confirm your conveyancing solicitor's lender panel status.

We work with solicitors who are on the panels of almost all building societies and banks, so whether you are switching to a 2-year fixed rate from Metro Bank or moving to a variable rate mortgage with Aviva, we can assist.

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Honiton Transfer of equity

Whether you are gifting a home, tax planning for the future or adding your spouse to the deeds, a transfer of equity is required.

Your conveyancer will complete the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Honiton?

Some of the fees included in conveyancing quotes can be unfamiliar, especially for first time buyers.

Solicitors' fees

These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the legal work that they complete during your transaction. The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.


A disbursement is a cost that your solicitor must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check what's included in your quote

When you compare conveyancing quotes, make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote. Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can lead to an inflated final bill.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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