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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Dartmouth conveyancing

Reasons to use our Dartmouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Dartmouth property lawyers work in conjunction with Dartmouth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 2 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Regardless other sites may claim it could be important to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Over the years Dartmouth conveyancer have developed very good connections with Dartmouth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Dartmouth.
  • 5 Personal touch together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Dartmouth property deals can become significantly more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dartmouth since June 2022*

Transfer

of semi residence, Redwalls Meadow, TQ6 9PR completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £537,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Acquisition

of flat Warfleet Creek Road TQ6 9GH, acquired for £466,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of terraced property, Summerlands Close, TQ5 0EA completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £267,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of terraced property, Summer Lane, TQ5 0DL completing on 27/06/2022 at a price of £385,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dartmouth

My wife and I are only a couple days away from an exchange on a house in Dartmouth and my parents have transferred the exchange deposit to my lawyer. I am now told that as the deposit has been received from someone other than me my solicitor needs to make a notification to my mortgage company. I am advised that, in also acting for the mortgage company he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I disclosed to the bank about my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for this now to be an issue?

Your solicitor is obliged to check with the bank to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. Your solicitor can only report this to your mortgage company if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I am buying a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Dartmouth who is on the Santander solicitor. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Santander in certain locations such as Dartmouth. We dont recommend any particular firm.

I'm buying my first flat in Dartmouth with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my lawyer about the extras as it may jeopardize my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Dartmouth in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders tend not give a mortgage on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Dartmouth. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Dartmouth especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Dartmouth.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Dartmouth for my home move. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

One can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor telephone calls for training purposes.

I have just appointed agents to market my ground floor flat in Dartmouth. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have recently had a quarterly maintenance charge demand – what should I do?

The sensible thing to do is pay the maintenance contribution as usual because all rents and maintenance invoices will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Dartmouth Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    It would be prudent to find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. By way of example it is very common in Dartmouth leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Dartmouth. If you like the propertyin Dartmouth yet your dog is not allowed to move with you then you will be presented with a difficult compromise. Is there a share of the freehold? It would be wise to find out as much as possible regarding the company managing the block as they will either make living at the property much easier or problematic. Being a leasehold owner you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily issues such as the upkeep of the common parts. Enquire of prospective neighbours what they think of their service. Finally, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and precisely what you get for your money.

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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

Residential in Dartmouth is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title to the premises
  • Carrying out Dartmouth searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation forwarded by the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising questions with the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Assessing replies prepared by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where appropriate)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

Dartmouth commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Formation of commercial management companies Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of commercial premises Commercial finance including remortgages

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

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