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Bideford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 72 days for registration of title in Bideford
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 85% freehold and 15% leasehold conveyancing in Bideford for this year to date
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 83 days for conveyancing in Bideford
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £5,828

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bideford since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bideford

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Bideford is more expensive?

The conveyancing fees for a leasehold property in Bideford is frequently greater as compared to a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is due to the extra time required in liaising with the freeholder and managing agents to obtain information concerning whether the rent and maintenance charges have been paid and whether there are any major works due in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

There are a variety of conveyancing solicitors in Bideford but how do I know who I should use?

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Bideford conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

My stepmother advised me that in buying a property in Bideford there may be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Bideford which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Bideford should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am purchasing a terrace house in Bideford. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will legal due diligence on the property include investigations to ascertain if these works are allowed?

Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in Bideford can sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit categories of alterations or require the permission of a 3rd party. Certain works need local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

My colleague advised me that if I am purchasing in Bideford I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Bideford conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Bideford around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Bideford.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Bideford I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Bideford in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

Given that I am about to part with £400,000 on 3 bedroom house in Bideford I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer about mytransaction prior to instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the conveyancer due to be conducting your conveyancing in Bideford.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a case number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Bideford should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in Bideford. I happened to discover a web site which appears to be the ideal solution If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via email that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bideford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bideford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Seldons Llp, 18 The Quay, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2HF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bideford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bideford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Bideford. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Seldons Llp, 18 The Quay, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2HF

Residential conveyancing in Bideford ordinarily comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title to the premises
  • Ordering Bideford property searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other papers supplied by the owner’s conveyancer
  • Submitting queries with the seller’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Considering the replies provided by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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