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Buying a house is a significant financial - and often emotional - investment. We know you want to reach completion as quickly and easily as possible, so it’s important to get the right legal support to make sure this happens. Our experienced property solicitors provide straightforward advice and an efficient service, helping to keep everything on track until your purchase is secured.

Whether you are a first-time buyer, moving into your next home or expanding your property portfolio, buying a house can be a notoriously stressful process. We work hard on your behalf to reduce this stress, dealing with necessary tasks swiftly and maintaining regular communication with everyone involved.


Buying a property in Devon – how our solicitors help

Our friendly and approachable team will:

  • Keeping it personal and keeping it simple - We explain each step in plain English and are available to answer any questions promptly. Providing a personal service with a dedicated team member assigned to your work.
  • Work closely with everyone involved to complete your purchase -We have developed good working relationships with local property agents and other solicitors, which helps us get your transaction over the line with the minimum fuss.
  • Carry out the necessary paperwork with care and attention - We are thorough with any searches and other research, providing honest and timely guidance for even the most complex of transactions.


What is the process for buying a property?

The conveyancing process can seem daunting, but we make sure you’re clear about what will happen at each stage.

Once you've had an offer accepted on a property, you need to instruct a solicitor. Buying a house is probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make, so it pays to get the right advice.

We start by carrying out any searches required and making enquiries about the property. This is an important step, as it's your responsibility as a buyer to check everything is in order.

Once we have the results, we meet with you to go through these in detail, along with the property contract and your mortgage offer (if applicable), making sure you understand the terms of purchase.

Provided you're happy with this, you then sign the contract and we arrange for the exchange of contracts and set a date for completion. We also prepare a financial completion statement, detailing all the costs and monies involved, and confirm a completion date and access arrangements.

We provide a guide to buying your home when you first instruct us, which details the steps involved and includes FAQs and other useful information. 


How long does it take to buy a property?

The average time to complete a purchase is 2-3 months. This can vary, though, with the length of time from agreeing the sale through to the exchange of contracts depending on several factors, including the number of parties in the chain.

We do everything we can to keep this moving forward, ensuring all relevant tasks are handled efficiently at our end and staying in contact with the other parties.


What are the costs for buying a property?  

The legal costs for buying a house depend on elements such as the size of the property and its location. As each client and transaction are different, we avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Our conveyancing service is competitively priced and tailored to your individual purchase.

Alongside legal fees, additional costs include stamp duty, a valuation fee and the surveyor's fee. We set out all your costs clearly and can provide some general examples, so you know what to expect from the outset.

Contact us for a bespoke conveyancing quote.


Why choose Tozers?

Our conveyancing team takes pride in delivering an exceptional service and this is reflected in the referrals we receive, with many people coming to us having been recommended by our past clients. We’re also often recommended by local estate agents (although we do not pay any commission or referral fees to anyone, to make sure we retain our independence and integrity for our clients).

We’ve built a strong reputation in Devon and are accredited under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. You can feel confident we have the expertise to advise on the legal aspects of buying a property and do everything we can to make this as painless as possible.



“From the start of initial enquiries thorough to the completion of purchase, Tozers made the entire process as smooth as it can be. Highly recommended!”



Find out how we can help you buy your property

Contact our solicitors to get a quote for our conveyancing services – complete our online enquiry form below or call us at one of our Devon offices.

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