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Updated: 21/10/16

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In reference to the most recent (2011) national census the population of Exeter 547,511 people spread over an area of 479,103 hectares giving a population density of 1.1 people per hectare.


Exeter area info


Exeter Riverside Church Art Gallery and Exeter St Martin Churches Conservation Trust are close to Exeter.

The closest airport is Exeter International Airport and the closest station to is Exeter St Thomas.

Exeter is about 3m of Junction 31 Northbound of the M5.

The closest hospital is called Heavitree.


How do we get the cheapest Exeter conveyancing quote?


This affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many property lawyers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees may be added into the terms of engagement. Any charges found in the solicitor's terms needs to be clearly defined and be applicable solely where your lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


Are your house conveyancing solicitors geared up for handle fast completions on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Exeter?


The legal team are property auction specialists and do frequently carry out work for sellers at auction. Our auction team property lawyers have previously been instructed by numerous buyers at local Exeter property auctions that include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Shrewd bidders will formally instruct a suitable solicitor as quickly as possible to allow time for a detailed report of the sellers pack well before the day of bidding.

Post day of bidding the conveyancing lawyer is wholly ready for completing the purchase within a as tight time frame as typically required .


If my family are purchasing a Exeter house on the same street as a church, do you recommend that I get a chancel search?


As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Exeter which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for repairs to nearby church property. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. Exeter Church of England properties include Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Andrew, St Sidwell and St Michael and All Angels (Mount Dinham).


We are buying on a recently-developed ex-industrial use land. Is the topsoil likely to be contaminated?


Restrictions exist to limit top-soil contamination, but some will remain in the environment for decades.

The local authority will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.


Which roads of Exeter are covered by a conservation area?


Parts of Exeter considered be of architectural merit, like country house estates, may be designated as conservation areas. St Davids, St Sidwells and Alphin Brook are among the conservation areas in Exeter. You may wish to contact the local council for more detail, but your solicitor will address this during the conveyancing process.


What is the council tax on a Sixties detached Band A property?


The council tax band will commonly be reported as part of the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local council

Correct charges for Exeter are listed online at the local authority site. At the time of writing (15 August 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £983.00
  • Band B - £1,147.00
  • Band C - £1,311.00
  • Band D - £1,475.00
  • Band E - £1,803.00
  • Band F - £2,130.00
  • Band G - £2,458.00
  • Band H - £2,950.00


The home being purchased is in Wonford, we will need to know if disadvantaged area relief is available.


Exeter disadvantaged areas are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in the area currently include Wonford. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.


Is soil remediation of a contaminated plot available in Devon?


Remediation of contaminated land in Exeter is possible is some cases, although it can be expensive.

For additional information, contact Rolawn Ltd, Darts Farm Shopping Village, Clyst St. George, Exeter, EX3 0QH.