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Main reasons to let us help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Dartmouth

  • 1 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Dartmouth - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Dartmouth are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Dartmouth and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 The Dartmouth conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Dartmouth
  • 4 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Dartmouth will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank member panel.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personalised service. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dartmouth since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dartmouth

Is there a reason to appoint a Dartmouth conveyancing practice when internet based alternatives are less overpriced?

To take your time to find scrutinise conveyancing costs in Dartmouth and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t be focused with getting the lowest priced Dartmouth conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a stressful move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted lawyer. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a telephone call and can never replicate a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. He or She will inform you on any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to phone the office you will know who to ask for and we'll be sure you are kept fully informed.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Dartmouth? Why is this being asked of me?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Dartmouth conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is usually dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account showing your correct address.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancers are required to ascertain not just the ID of conveyancing clients but also the origin of fund that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this may result in your conveyancer terminating their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your property lawyers are duty bound to make a disclosure to the relevant authorities should they consider that any amounts received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

Should our lawyer be raising questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Dartmouth.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Dartmouth. There are those who acquire a house in Dartmouth, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their solicitors which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Dartmouth. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard inquiry of the seller to determine whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the seller, then a buyer may commence a compensation claim stemming from an inaccurate answer. A buyer’s conveyancers should also order an environmental search. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be initiated.

4 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Dartmouth completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Do I need to be suspicious that estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Dartmouth conveyancing company?

As is the case with many professional services, often input from family and friends can be most helpful. But there are many players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders might all recommend solicitors to retain. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to choose your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that the majority of banks specify a panel list of conveyancers you must use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Dartmouth. I I would like to check if they are listed on the bank's conveyancing panel. Can you help?

You should call your lawyer to check if they are on the bank's approved list. If that does not help get in touch with us and we can investigate and revert. If they are not on the bank panel we can certainly arrange a specialist conveyancing solicitor in Dartmouth on the approved list for your mortgage company.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Dartmouth regulated by the SRA

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

  • Roger Richards, 10 Churston Broadway, Dartmouth Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6LE
  • Brixlaw Limited, 3 Bolton Street, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9DA
  • Knapman & Co, Dendy House, 16 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Michael W Pipe, Geneva House, 10 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Gowmans, 65 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BT

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Dartmouth?

Licensed Conveyancers deal with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Dartmouth. If using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be supplied with a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a speedy, objective and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Dartmouth about your conveyancing in Dartmouth.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Dartmouth normally comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (if appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HMLR.

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*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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