Buying & Selling A Residential Property

Are you looking for a solicitor that can help you buy a house or flat in North Devon, Torridge or indeed anywhere in England? At Brewer Harding and Rowe we understand buying and/or selling your home can be a complicated and stressful experience.

At Brewer Harding & Rowe we aim to take the stress out of the house buying and house selling legal process by providing a pro-active and competitively priced conveyancing service. We have a team of property solicitors specialising in house sales, house purchase, remortgages and transfers.

Our specialist solicitors and managers provide house buying advice, systems, and expertise that aim to ensure your house sale and/or purchase will take place quickly and efficiently. Whether you are a first time buyer, or buying a new property, selling a property, buying a property to let or perhaps remortgaging - the knowledge that you have North Devon’s leading and most established conveyancing firm on your side offers real peace of mind.

When buying and/or selling your home, contact your local office in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton or Ilfracombe to make an appointment for a FREE no obligation initial discussion.

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Agricultural Land and Woodland Purchases

We have dedicated members of staff at our offices in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton & Ilfracombe with an in depth understanding of the issues farmers and landowners face within North Devon. We deal regularly with country houses and estates with substantial acreage across North Devon, Torridge and England. These properties invariably involve additional aspects that may include water and drainage arrangements, stewardship agreements, rural payments, Agency entitlements, sporting, fishing and hunting rights, specific planning and development matters including Section 106 agreements and public rights of way.

If you require property advice regarding farm or agricultural land or woodland purchases or sales contact our experts via your local office for a FREE no obligation initial discussion.

Buy To Let

A buy to let property investment can be both exciting and stressful, whether you are an experienced landlord or completely new to the world of letting. Whatever your circumstances, and whatever the property, it is great to know you have North Devon’s most experienced conveyancing firm on your side.

Contact one of our experts direct or your local office in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton or Ilfracombe to make an appointment for a FREE no obligation initial discussion.

Land Development

We offer landowners, developers and builders our legal expertise and experience in all stages of the development. Our Conveyancing Solicitors and managers offer a very personal approach whether your development is the sale of one plot, a conversion to apartments, a commercial site, or a larger development.

We can advise on Options and Conditional Contracts, consortium agreements, environmental issues and agreements with utility companies and highways.

If you require land development advice contact our expert lawyers via your local office for a FREE no obligation initial discussion

Equity Release Schemes

If you are thinking about your retirement planning options, you may have considered releasing a lump sum of equity (capital) from your home to supplement your income. These Equity Release Schemes are becoming increasingly popular across North Devon, as we live longer, face falling pension annuities and lower returns on our savings, making for a financially challenging retirement. At Brewer Harding & Rowe we offer expert legal advice on the completion of Equity Release Mortgage offers.

If considering Equity Release it is crucial that the legal advice you take before proceeding is the very best available. Our expert solicitors are fully conversant with Equity Release. Contact your local office for a Free Retirement Guide or to make an appointment for a FREE no obligation discussion.

Property Transactions Following Matrimonial Or Relationship Splits

Following the breakdown of a relationship there is often a need for property to be sold, transferred or mortgaged. This could involve implementing the terms of a Court Order or Separation Agreement which can often be complex.

All such arrangements are personal by their nature and one of our specialist solicitors will guide and advise you. Contact your local office in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton or Ilfracombe for a free initial discussion.


If you are considering taking out a new mortgage or changing your mortgage lender one of our conveyancing team can provide a speedy and personal service with the minimum amount of fuss, all at a competitive price.

Building societies and other lenders need a solicitor to act on their behalf to ensure that their legal position is protected. We will act on behalf of your lender as well as acting for you, we are able to assist by providing the necessary services and expertise to ensure that the process completes as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

Our specialist property lawyers can consider your mortgage offer and help you to understand the terms and conditions, as well as dealing with your mortgage lender on your behalf throughout the process.

If you are considering re-mortgage contact us today for a free no obligation quotation.

Shared Ownerships

Devon is a popular area for shared ownership housing and as a result our legal team has acquired a wealth of experience in the various schemes available. This can include Housing Association arrangements where a percentage of the property is purchased and you pay a rent on the remaining share. Other schemes involve new build properties where various financing options are available via the developer or a Government backed Scheme and also Key Worker schemes. The details of the various schemes can be complicated and we will offer advice and support to guide you through the process.