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Falmouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 September was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while August was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Falmouth
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 81 days for conveyancing in Falmouth
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Falmouth is 33% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £6,229

Examples of recent conveyancing in Falmouth since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Falmouth

Is there a reason to instruct a Falmouth conveyancing company when internet based conveyancers are so much cheaper?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in Falmouth and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t waste your energy sourcing the lowest priced Falmouth conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a frustrating home move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone discussion and can never replicate a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of continuity that you will never get with an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you as to any developments and keep you informed. Should you need to call the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will ensure you are kept fully informed.

My fiance and I are refinancing our apartment in Falmouth with Coventry BS. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have two concerns (1) Is this document specific to the Coventry BS conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we bought 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this extinguish his rights to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Coventry BS. This is solely used to protect Coventry BS if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Coventry BS had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

My colleague recommended that where I am purchasing in Falmouth I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Falmouth conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Falmouth around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Falmouth Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Falmouth.

I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Falmouth for a purchase of a freehold house 9 months ago. How can I check that the property is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to check if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Falmouth conveyancing specialists.

I am a sole trader planning to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering competitive fees for commercial conveyancing in Falmouth for under 2k?

We can recommend firms who have specialist knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Falmouth, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to purchase or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can put you in touch with the right firm. As for the fees these will vary based on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or telephone so as to enable us to furnish you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

I would like to sublet my leasehold flat in Falmouth. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Some leases for properties in Falmouth do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

I invested in buying a split level flat in Falmouth, conveyancing having been completed October 2004. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Falmouth with an extended lease are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2088

You have 66 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £12,400 and £14,200 as well as costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Falmouth regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hine Downing Llp, 8-14 Berkeley Vale, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PH
  • Sharp & Rimmer, Hillhead, St. Mawes, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5AL

Planning law solicitors in Falmouth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Falmouth specialising in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Hine Downing Llp, 8-14 Berkeley Vale, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PH

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Falmouth almost always entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (where appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in proprietorship and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HMLR.

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Penryn
Redruth
St Agnes
Truro
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St Mawes

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

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