We have a very clear pricing structure and ensure that you have a very clear idea of what your move will cost from the outset.
Buying a new home is an exciting time but can also cause confusion and worry. Let us guide you through the process.
There are many other legal issues you need to deal with as a property owner, including re-mortgages, transfers of equity, assents, tenancy agreements etc.
We have a huge range of expertise within our team and whatever your legal needs we have the right lawyer for you.
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Residential Property – Conveyancing Solicitors
Award-winning conveyancing solicitors in Cornwall and Devon.
Whether you are buying or selling a property, you need conveyance solicitors you can trust. You want to know exactly where you stand throughout the whole process. Each and every one of our clients is our priority. It’s why our property solicitors have been crowned the best in the South West for customer service.
Find out more about our accreditations and awards.
A personal and professional conveyancing service
There’s no doubt about it, moving home is one of life’s most stressful events. A property is the most expensive purchase most of us will ever make, so there is a lot at stake. There can also be a huge amount of uncertainty, right up until the moment when you have the keys in your hand.
As experienced conveyancing solicitors, our aim is to make the process as smooth as possible. It is important for you to feel informed of progress, so we will ensure you are constantly kept up to date. Buying or selling a property is complex, but our straightforward, jargon-free advice will ensure you understand the process.
It can be very frustrating if you do not feel you are being kept updated or if you do not know who you should contact with questions. That is why your property sale or purchase will be handled by a senior and experienced conveyancer with an assigned assistant, so you have two people to contact at all times.
We know that our clients across Cornwall and Devon appreciate our personal approach. Their feedback has led to us winning a host of customer service awards at the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards.
Property solicitors with local knowledge
Cornwall and Devon are unique places. We know because our conveyancing solicitors all live and work in communities across the region. We have offices in St Austell, Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance and Holsworthy. This gives us a wealth of local knowledge and means we can provide a personal face-to-face service, in a location near to your work or home.
Combining a wealth of history with the latest conveyancing technology
Coodes Solicitors has a proud history in Cornwall and Devon. We have been innovating our legal services and putting our customers first since 1747. Our conveyancing service combines the latest technology with traditional standards of personal service so you will never be passed on to a call centre. Using the latest IT systems means we can process things as quickly as possible, avoiding unnecessary hold ups for you. And you will have an experienced conveyancer you can trust, who is absolutely committed to helping you complete your property sale or purchase.
So, whether you are a first time buyer, a growing family or searching for your dream retirement home, our conveyancing solicitors will support you every step of the way.
What does a conveyancer do?
A conveyancer is a lawyer who specialises in the sale and purchase of residential property. We work with the estate agent, the other party’s solicitor, and specialists including the mortgage broker, buildings insurance broker and surveyor. Our role is to coordinate the whole process of buying or selling the property to ensure everything happens to complete the sale or purchase.
What is the process for buying a property?
There are three key stages to buying a property:
We are recognised by all leading lenders to act for them at the same time as acting for you. This means we can provide them with a report on the property to secure or pay off the mortgage.
Checking the condition of the property
We can recommend appropriate surveyors and specialist contractors to deal with matters such as damp/timber infestation, water quality testing, soil sampling and boiler servicing. Being based in Cornwall and Devon means we can also advise on specialist searches that are specific to this region, such as mundic block, mining features and radon gas.
Confirming the ownership of your new home
We guarantee your legal ownership of the home. This is the hidden work of a conveyancer, but probably the most important and valuable to you. We also ensure that you are fully aware of any restrictions on the use of the property and that it has all necessary rights to enable you to use it as a home.
How long will it take to buy or sell my property?
It can be stressful and frustrating waiting for a property sale to go through, so our priority is to make the process as smooth as possible. The average property sale takes between nine and 10 weeks. However, it depends on a number of factors such as how long it takes for the mortgage to be issued and the complexity of the transaction. Above all, it depends on the other parties in ‘the chain.’
What is the cost for your conveyancing services?
We offer competitive pricing and recognise the fear of writing a ‘blank cheque’ for solicitors’ costs.
To discuss your Moving Home Costs for buying or selling your property, speak to us today by contacting your nearest office or calling our freephone number 0800 328 3282 or emailing email@example.com
You can also get an online quote for purchasing and selling a property however, not all enquiries relate simply to our fees so please feel free to make an enquiry about any other queries you might have.
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Kathryn Shaw - Can I just say a massive thank you to Kathryn and Mandy for such a fantastic job.
Laura Noble - excellent, highly recommended, dealt promptly with issues as they arose, looked at details, gave straightforward advice and was very approachable.
Laura Noble - I really appreciate your hard work and dedication, prompt answers and attention to details. I can assure you that not all solicitors have these virtues!
I just wanted to thank you for steering me through the twists and turns of the conveyancing and getting us out the other side.
Laura Noble - Thanks as always for all your work, delighted with the service yet again and very much appreciate all your help.
Michelle Hawkins - very professional, prompt, and courteous in her approach.
Michelle Hawkins - You kept us totally informed throughout the sale which we really appreciated.
Debbie Mills - We can’t thank you enough for the fantastic work you did over the last few weeks! We will always be so grateful to you.
Debbie and Mark and team - thank you so much for all your help, time, patience and understanding throughout the sale and purchase process, we couldn't have been happier with the service from all of you.
Kathryn Shaw - We are just so appreciative of all the time you have given us and made this process actually very seamless.
Michelle Hawkins - We felt like we were in safe hands all the way through.
Michelle Hawkins - You've been brilliant throughout the process.
Sophie Jones - Once again you have done a wonderful job.
Laura Noble could not have been a more professional, competent and helpful conveyancer.
Laura Noble - We were hugely impressed and one hundred percent satisfied.
Chloe Liddicoat - A sincere and heartfelt thank you for everything you have done.
Kathryn Shaw and Mandy Beard are both excellent professional staff members who have treated my micro issue with the importance I attached to it.
Kathryn Shaw - The COVID 19 pandemic never interfered with the continuity of the sale process and it was never used as an excuse for poor service.
Kathryn Shaw - My residential sale was concluded despite some serious challenging factors outside of Coodes' control.
Kathryn Shaw - Great work and hugely appreciated. I’ll certainly be recommending you to clients who are looking for a pro-active, organised, approachable and professional solicitor.Estate Agent
Kate Bayley - Thank you very much for your moral support, kindness and efficiency during the last few months.
Sophie Hockey - You have been a star.
Sophie Hockey - We are both really delighted with your care and efficiency with our legal process.
We just wanted to say thank you so much for the prompt handling and excellent communication the whole way through the process, it is much appreciated.
Sophie Jones and Tina - I cannot speak too highly of them and thoroughly recommend them.
Thank you Sophie and Tina for your wonderful calming and professional support throughout the whole process of selling and buying, particularly during tumultuous times.
Sophie Jones and team did a great job yet again despite all the 2020/2021 Covid problems.
Kate Bayley - We would certainly recommend you to anybody.
Kate Bayley - A professional service which I can definitely say was second to none.
I have used Sophie Jones for many years, mainly because I trust her and she is always very professional.
Sophie and Tina were exceptional. They stick to the deadlines and pushed things through for us when I know they were very busy.
Kate Bayley - Thanks so much for making a difficult process run so smoothly!
Kate Bayley - your support over the last few months has been fantastic!
“Sophie – you never cease to amaze me how good you are at all this stuff
I am thoroughly impressed by Sophie Jones' communication, effort and professionalism.
I've been impressed with Sophie Jones' calm, tenacious and patient approach over the last few months seamlessly supported by Tina.
You very much deserve the “wonder woman” badge for getting the sale and purchase through for us so fast!
I would happily recommend Coodes to anyone who wants a superior level of service for what can be a particularly stressful transaction.
Everything was handled swiftly and professionally without fuss or bother.
My sincere thanks to you for your helpfulness and professionalism throughout this whole process.
I am grateful for and impressed by the prompt and efficient way you looked after my sale
I wish I could buy a house every week, your help has been so good!
Thank you for all of your help in our purchase.
We found you and your team really easy to deal with, very responsive and efficient.
Coodes sorted the problem despite the lack of paperwork and deeds
I would like to thank you for the excellent and professional work you have done
We cannot recommend Laura enough.
Laura is very efficient and took time to explain everything to us as first time buyers.
Laura was absolutely amazing and is a credit to the company.
Thank you for providing an amazing stress-free service selling our house.
You did a fabulous job and we are very appreciative.
The curved ball from ** at the 11th hour was a surprise that could have resulted in an indefinite delay, but you prevailed and delivered the result; very well done.
Thank you for your guidance and clear explanations during the procedure.
Chloe - you have been great and I am more than happy with how everything has gone.
Thank you so much, Jo, and to the whole team. We really are so grateful for all of your help and advice.
We really have been grateful to have you, and your expertise and support, on our side!
I couldn't have asked for a more professional and efficient service. Would highly recommend Laura Noble.
I was provided with a fast and efficient sale of my property.
Very pleased at the service Kate Bayley has provided during both times we have moved house.
I felt confident I had all the information to make an informed choice and knew what the next steps would be in the process.
All the information received was timely and clear. Specific issues or restrictions were clearly highlighted in the summary provided.
I found Coodes very helpful and informative. When I spoke with staff members they were very polite and friendly, nothing was too much trouble.
They always answer and help with any problems or concerns, very efficient. I’m delighted with their service.
Have always had excellent service from Coodes.
I have already recommended Coodes to a few work colleagues as I know they are working very hard to help me and my family to get in our first house.
They completed the process quickly and without any undue holdups.
Am very happy with the service provided to me.
Very professional and speedy.
Excellent service all round.
When we finally got a buyer who could proceed, our solicitors have pulled out all the stops to ensure we got to completion as quickly as possible but overcoming a number of hurdles en route.
It has taken a long time to sell our house and Coodes have helped us resolving various problems during that time.
Kirsty Baxter has shown compassion for the situation of the house sale and is so obviously conscientious in her position. I have recommended her based on the extremely positive experience I have had.
Kirsty Baxter has been extremely helpful and I am confident in her ability to keep me informed of every aspect of my house sale.
Excellent service, will definitely be recommending Coodes and will use again if needed.
Kirsty Baxter has taken the time and effort to answer all of our questions and explained them in a way that me and my husband could understand.
Amazing solicitors especially a Kirsty Baxter of the St Austell Branch as she has made buying our first house as stress free as it can be.
Very responsive service and very easy and pleasant to deal with.
I have always had good service from Coodes.
Our house sale and subsequent purchase has been complicated with various twists and turns. The staff at Coodes have been so helpful and on the ball. They have navigated us through all the difficulties with both speed but also thoroughness.
Efficient professional service provided.
Fast efficient service, professional team and helpful in every way
Our house purchase has been beset with difficulties along the way but the team at Coodes have worked really hard to sort out the problems very quickly. We are very impressed.
I found you an absolute pleasure to work with. I hope I have many more files with you in the future!Estate Agent
Thanks for the professional and supportive way you have dealt with the process. It has been a pleasure dealing with you.
Having used 2 other firms in 2016 I'm well placed to say what excellent service I received from Jo, Kirsty and all at the St Austell office
Both Sarah Cowley and Jo Brown were extremely helpful and professional. A very positive experience in a potentially nerve wracking process.
Brilliant support from Sarah and Jo. They went above and beyond what I would have expected to ensure everything was completed on time.
Jane and Sarah were fantastic throughout!! Totally eased my fears with regards to solicitors.
WELL DONE COODES!
I am absolutely thrilled with my conveyancer and will not be hesitating in recommending her!
The transaction was well explained, the timelines set and met, and every exchange was pleasurable in a personally negative circumstance.
Excellent service from Sarah Cowley. Tracey on reception had an excellent manner.
Sophie Jones was efficient, concise and dealt with matters arising quickly.
Jane Stewart is one in a million, I have bought and sold several houses through Jane, she is always efficient, and VERY professional
I cannot recommend this firm highly enough. Moving is stressful and I felt utterly supported at every stage. Thank you for being there.
Great speed for a tight deadline on property purchase. Process completed in less than in less than five weeks.
Very impressed overall. Questions answered. Problems solved. Job done.
A professional, reliable and efficient service, together with an enthusiastic and helpful approach. Excellent!
Jane Stewart and the team were brilliant - they were able to deal with the demands of the sellers very swiftly. Highly recommend.
Always highly recommended
Excellent service for the second time.
They made the buying process stress free and simple!
The Coodes team provide top tier conveyancing services. I have used them on numerous occasions. Very highly recommended.
Thanks so much for everything you did. From start to finish we had a professional service which was friendly and approachable.
Always prompt and polite. Very efficient and good at resolving problems.
I was kept well informed on progress with the conveyancing which was expedited quickly and effectively. Costs were reasonable.
Responsive, professional and courteous.
First class service from beginning to end.
Kathryn Shaw worked tirelessly to help me secure my new family home. I can’t thank her enough!
Sophie Jones and her team were excellent all the way through our house sale. Thank you!
I should just like to say just how wonderful the service was for the purchase of my recent property.
Communication and accessibility both excellent. Resolved issues quickly.
I felt that Coodes were on top of everything at all times.
We used Mark Florey when he worked for a different company and were so pleased we used him now he works for Coodes.
Very good job done in a very difficult situation with a silly man selling his in-laws' bungalow.
Easy to contact and responded promptly, efficient and helpful.
My sale and purchase went through very swiftly and efficiently. Thank you.
Excellent help and commitment as usual - the same as every time you have done anything for me.
Very friendly and approachable as well as being very professional.
Extremely satisfied with service received, clear, prompt, professional, responsive and identified issues and resolutions.
A first class personalised service that dealt with some frustrating additional complexities promptly and efficiently.
Throughout both transactions service standards were excellent.
Really friendly, very professional and excellent service, would recommend as have used the office more than once myself.
Coodes went above and beyond in reaching our needs. They were very proactive working on our file, highly recommended!!
An absolutely top-class service.
Excellent service throughout. A very friendly, helpful and efficient conveyancer.
Jo has just completed my latest sale with her usual expert advice and efficiency. Many thanks.
First class service, would recommend them to anyone.
Excellent service from Coodes - Jo was brilliant thank you so much!
Over all a very helpful experience at a particularly stressful time. Would recommend to others.
Kirsty B makes the legal process make sense to those of us that are totally baffled by it! Outstanding attention to detail and service.
Excellent service from start to finish.
My conveyancer went the “extra mile" to accommodate our requests and we were very satisfied.
My Conveyancer was very efficient, helpful and friendly.
Having sold two properties in the last twelve months, Coodes took the stress away from me and delivered very good value.
I found Coodes to be the most efficient and professional solicitors I have ever used, brilliant update procedure.
Very pleased with the service provided by our conveyancer and Coodes. We would certainly come to you again.
We had a short time in which to complete our property purchase due to the vendors however Coodes were very helpful and completed on time.
Each potential complication was met with calm professionalism and a good plan to resolve the issue.
We found Coodes to easy to contact, informative, helpful and professional throughout the whole process. We would recommend them.
Excellent service. A pleasure to do business with. Could not have had a better conveyancer - many, many thanks.
This transaction took over a year due to buyer dropouts and other issues, but Coodes were very patient and very helpful.
Coodes processed my house through online auction efficiently and swiftly with full comprehensive communications throughout - highly recommend.
Very helpful with advice during and after completion.
Excellent service. Always available to answer any queries.
Excellent, professional service. I would recommend to anyone.
Very professional and friendly
Totally delighted with the service.
Highly competent and efficient. Able to articulate clearly salient issues and provide a range of options to complete transaction.
Excellent advice, quick response easy transfer and completion.
Simply the best
As always it was professional service once again from Coodes
Exceptional service from start to finish
A fantastic service from start to finish - friendly, personal and completely professional. I will have no hesitation using them again.
Great service from start to finish, dealing with a sale and purchase at the same time.
Coodes were recommended by a colleague and they were fabulous. The Newquay office guided us through everything.
The whole process ran smoothly and swiftly, very pleased.
Approachable, friendly, and professional at all times
Great job, thank you
We have used the services of the Newquay office three times in the past four years. Exceptional helpful and efficient service.
Great service as always.
Sharp and to the point. Been a great support for many years. Long may it last.
Conveyancing process carried out quickly with problems solved immediately. Always contactable using direct number.
Friendly and efficient
From start to finish Coodes staff were helpful, professional and pleasant to deal with.
Excellent communication by email
We were selling a house and then renting another. The timetable was very quick and all of your personnel were efficient and fast moving.
The whole house conveyancing went smoothly in a very professional manner
I was kept well informed of progress by friendly staff
Great service - will use again without question
Laura and her assistant Lynsey were extremely helpful and efficient throughout our house purchase and remortgage. I can't fault them!
A brilliant, fast, efficient service from Laura - and came in to the penny
Excellent all round experience
Friendly and helpful advice
Sarah and Jo - you were both fantastic!
You are simply the best and I mean it... Thanks for everything...
You were amazing and I would happily recommend you and your firm to others.
Kathryn – thank you for your superb work throughout the process.
Thank you for being available when I phoned and putting my mind to rest on numerous occasions.
I am impressed with how [my case] was handled and appreciate at times I may have been a little persistent.
I believe that if it hadn’t been for you, the lender would have rejected my application.
It’s lovely to have such a professional team locally that we can rely on.Falmouth Estate Agent
We really appreciate all the work you do for us.Falmouth Estate Agent
Thank you so much for all your professional help and customer care throughout.
Thank you Kathryn it was a pleasure dealing with your firm.
Laura Noble - she was both easy to get hold of, swift in her actions and above all else, progressed to an exchange of contracts swiftly.
Everything has gone very smoothly and we are all very pleased. I … would always be happy to recommend your firm to anyone wanting to sell a property.
Thank you so much for all your help over the sale of my house, and also for your useful advice.
Kirsty Baxter- I would also like to say thank you for you work obtaining exchange and completion with buyers who didn’t seem to be overly helpful at times.
I would recommend you to anyone and use you again in a heart beat.
Many thanks for your help with the sale of Pilchard Cottage. You made it painless, extremely professional, always helpful, fully communicative and a complete asset to your firm.
I've already recommended you to one of my friends.
I'd like to thank you and your team for helping me secure my lovely new home.
I have used the Family law, Wills and Conveyancing departments at Coodes Solicitors and have always received a professional, efficient, affordable and where necessary supportive service.
In a tight schedule and with some hurdles along the way you were calm and patient in dealing with it all, and us, and were pivotal in the result and its timing.
Thanks for your very efficient, and courteous, and ever helpful expedition of our instructions on the purchase of the house.
I would highly recommend your service in future.
As first time buyers and our first Will making experience we felt we were well supported.
Jo Morgan and her team did an excellent job.
Thank you for your persistence and clarity - it has made the process so much easier.
I have paid your invoice in full today. In my opinion, worth every penny; without your diligence we might have bought a blighted property.
Your calm and patient manner helped to ease the stress of moving.
Laura and Lisa, you are both LEGENDS!
Laura and Lisa, thank you for your hard work and for being so “human”Estate Agent, Falmouth
Laura, Lisa and the Team, Many thanks for your support, hard work and great communication!Estate Agent, Falmouth
Thank you for all of your help, advice, professionalism and kindness in acting for me in my sale and purchase. I just wanted to say a BIG BIG Thank You.
Thank you for all your help, now and in the future.Sales Negotiator, Falmouth
Thank you for everything you did for me in my recent sale and purchase. I gave you such a short timeframe but you managed it professionally and efficiently.
Thanks so much for all of your hard work.
I’m not just saying this but …… you really are the best I deal with! Keep it up Laura and you will always get my recommendations.Estate Agent, Falmouth
Kirsty Baxter was by far the most understanding communicator we had the pleasure to deal with. She was kind, prompt on replies to emails, phone calls with good or bad news all dealt with in a kind, professional way.
Very efficient and a pleasure to deal with.
Coodes were fantastic! We would not want to use anyone else!
Thank you again for such a swift and easy service.
We greatly appreciated your professional expertise towards achieving a successful completion of our property purchase and would not hesitate to recommend your services to others looking to buy.
If I ever move again then I for sure will come back to you. Have a great weekend and thanks again for doing such a sterling job. Brilliant.
I have heard so many nightmare stories about buying/selling houses but you made this a pleasure. Thanks so much to you and your team for a great job.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to you for your amazing work over the past three months
You were absolutely fantastic! I found your communications both friendly and professional, you answered what I asked with accuracy and if you didn’t know the answer you quickly found out.
Thank you for all your help in making our move a success. We would highly recommend you.
Thank you so much for all your hard work it’s been much appreciated!
Thanks very much for all your work ... throughout the purchase
Thanks for making a painful necessity into a less traumatic one
Excellent, professional and personal service. Great value for money, would highly recommend Coodes.
Thank you also for making a very stressful time a lot easier – you’ve been a diamond
Thank you once again for all your help it was a pleasure dealing with you and you helped us a lot.
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