Welcome - we provide professional legal services for

Residential Conveyancing  selling your home or buying with cash a new home

Will writing and related tax advice

Power of Attorney Lasting and other Power of Attorney writing

Trust writing and related tax advice

Probate and Intestacy services

Cont act Francis for a free home visit if you want to discuss a Will or Power of Attorney or Probate


COVID-19 Coronavirus I am operating on a business as usual basis taking into account Government and other advice. However in order to protect older clients and those who may be vulnerable, I am not conducting meetings face to face except in case of emergency. I offer the usual email, post, telephone and Skype services. I am confident the impact can be managed and so continue providing an excellent level of service.  If you have any concerns please do contact me.

Charges and fees: the Council for Licensed Conveyancers requires us to clearly provide on our website, and on demand, information as to our charges, and, where it may not be possible to give a fixed fee because of the nature of the case, how our charges will be calculated.

Please see the Conveyancing Quotes page and other pages for this information.

Inheritance tax: from 6 April 2017 a new family home allowance for deaths on or after 6 April 2017 when a residence is passes by death to lineal descendants. Savings of Inhertitance Tax will usually be available where an estate is taxable. The allowance is worth £175,000 in 2020 to 2021.

Property Fraud: the Land Registry has introduced a Property Alert service to reduce the risk of fraud where a property is owned by you but it is not your residence. Register at propertyalert.landregistry.gov.uk/

The changes to who inherits what under the intestacy rules: there are great benefits in making a Will to avoid unforeseen consequences where someone has not made a Will.

Lasting Powers of Attorney: can now be completed online. However this may not be practicable or you may want advice on them. We can see you at your home if it helps you.

Tax changes: from April 2020 if your incur a Capital Gain on a sale or gift of property you must report it to HMRC and make a payment on account of the tax due within 30 days of the disposal.

For advice please contact Francis.

Francis Parffrey Legal Services Limited Company number 9026299
Registered Office Hillcrest Bowden Hill Ashburton Devon TQ13 7EA
CLC Recognised Body number 2422
REGULATORY INFORMATION Please see the link https://www.conveyancer.org.uk/CLC-Consumers.aspx for further information about the CLC and in particular the Charter to which a Licensed Practitioner has to subscribe.

Read more: https://www.francisparffreylegalservices.co.uk/about-us/


Introduction to Francis

I am a Licensed Conveyancer and Probate Practitioner. I have been a lawyer in Devon for over 35 years. I provide expert legal services and advice on a range of topics for the Ashburton community and Moorland locality. My aim is to provide a personal and efficient service to suit your needs.

Francis Parffrey

How to use this website

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All green coloured text are links to external webpages, pages on this website, extra documents, and contact details. 




Francis Parffrey LLB (Exeter) - Director and Licensed Conveyancer & Probate Practitioner




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