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Reasons to use our Dartmouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Dartmouth
  • 2 The Dartmouth conveyancing practitioners that are listed are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Dartmouth
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal links with Dartmouth selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Dartmouth regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dartmouth since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dartmouth

Please could you vouch for a Barclays approved Dartmouth conveyancing solicitor who can have us moved in within 10 days? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Dartmouth firm or a nationwide firm?

We can recommend some very good Dartmouth conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in Dartmouth. Visit some well established law practices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Mention your requirements together with your reasons and get a commitment on your deadline. Choose the one that appears most efficient.

We are purchasing a victorian detached house in Dartmouth. We would like to carry out a loft conversion at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to ascertain if these alterations were previously refused?

Your property lawyer will review the registered title as conveyancing in Dartmouth can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain alterations or require the permission of a 3rd party. Many additions call for local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I am purchasing a property in Dartmouth. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Aldermore be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Aldermore your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Aldermore. The CML Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Aldermore where a lease fails to satisfy these specifications. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Dartmouth.

Barclays have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a house in Dartmouth has been agreed to, now what?

Your property agent will wish to be informed of your conveyancer's details (be sure the lawyers are on the lender’s panel). Call up Barclays or your broker and finalise any relevant forms. Barclays will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or vendor to arrange an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Barclays will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Dartmouth.

My relative suggested that where I am purchasing in Dartmouth I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Dartmouth conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Dartmouth around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Dartmouth Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Dartmouth.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Dartmouth is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Dartmouth are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Dartmouth you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Dartmouth may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

As co-executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a house in Swansea but live in Dartmouth. My conveyancer (approximately 300 miles awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Dartmouth who can attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Dartmouth based

Looking forward to exchange soon on a garden flat in Dartmouth. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they report fully next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Dartmouth should include some of the following:

    Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice? Does the lease prevent you from letting out the property, or having a home office for business What the implications are if you breach a clause of your lease? Repair and maintenance of the flat specifics of the parties to the lease, e.g. these could be the tennant, superior lessor, freeholder
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Dartmouth please enquire of your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Dartmouth.

I purchased a 1 bedroom flat in Dartmouth, conveyancing was carried out 9 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding properties in Dartmouth with a long lease are worth £191,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2073

With only 53 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Dartmouth

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Dartmouth with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 assist with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Dartmouth. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Be provided with a speedy, objective and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Dartmouth about your conveyancing in Dartmouth.

Domestic conveyancing in Dartmouth ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to supplemental enquires from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (if applicable)

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