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Newton Abbot Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Newton Abbot
  • 3 Average time frame of 55 days for registration of title in Newton Abbot
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 73 days for conveyancing in Newton Abbot
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Newton Abbot that are buy to let is 5%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Newton Abbot since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newton Abbot

We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in Newton Abbot for our house move. Our broker has since advised us that our mortgage company Halifax won't deal with them. Surely this is unduly restrictive?

A decade ago most banks had a different appetite for risk. Almost all Newton Abbot conveyancing firms would have been on many lender panels. The financial services regulator in 2010 carried out a thematic review into mortgage fraud which concluded: mortgage lenders should know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, mortgage companies have regularly sought more data from law firms concerning their operations and the individuals who work for them and set certain criteria such a completing on a minimum amount of transactions. Many Newton Abbot conveyancing firms that have been excluded from lender panels have a 100% healthy track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Newton Abbot is one of the thousands of areas where the conveyancers we recommend are are approved Halifax.

We are buying a property in Newton Abbot. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we have to deposit our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I can see plenty of information on this site regarding conveyancing in Newton Abbot but what is your top tip for selecting the right conveyancer in Newton Abbot

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the cheapest Newton Abbot conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying 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 the deal.

I currently have a mortgage with Principality for my property in Newton Abbot. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Principality?

Principality must be informed of your intention in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Principality’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Principality will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Principality directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Principality conveyancing panel firm.

I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Newton Abbot. Now, I need the documents but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Newton Abbot of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am selling my property. My former solicitors have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Newton Abbot if that makes a difference.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Newton Abbot. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Newton Abbot. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Newton Abbot - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Newton Abbot Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? It would be prudent to find out as much as you can regarding the company managing the building as they will either make your living at the property much simpler or a lot more difficult. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily matters such as the cleanliness of the common parts. Ask prospective neighbours whether they are happy with them. On a final note, find out the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and specifically what it includes. This question is useful as a) areas can result in problems in the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if services remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will wish to know about it

Our sealed bid on house in Newton Abbot was agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have offered on on an apartment, however it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other apartments booked. I have chosen a local conveyancing lawyer in Newton Abbot. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Santander going with Santander?

It is usual to have anxieties where there is an associated chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, Newton Abbot conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should check that your conveyancer is on the Santander conveyancing panel. Regarding the next phase this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a hot market the majority of home buyers will apply for a home loan with Santander and arrange for the survey and only if it comes back ok would they request their lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in Newton Abbot.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Newton Abbot regulated by the SRA

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

  • Wbw Solicitors Llp, Church House, Queen Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2QP
  • Linnitts Solicitors Llp, Suite 1 Wessex House, Tuckers Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4AA
  • Kitsons Llp, Minerva House, Orchard Way, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7FA
  • Ewa Davis Solicitor & Notary Public, 10 Court Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6SE
  • Somerville & Savage Solicitors, Alderbourne, Greenway Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Newton Abbot regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Newton Abbot with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Newton Abbot. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Wbw Solicitors Llp, Church House, Queen Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2QP
  • Kitsons Llp, Minerva House, Orchard Way, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7FA
  • M L Pope Solicitor, Nutshell Business Hub, Harmsworth House, Barton Hill Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8JN
  • Ewa Davis Solicitor & Notary Public, 10 Court Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6SE
  • Somerville & Savage Solicitors, Alderbourne, Greenway Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NJ

Planning law solicitors in Newton Abbot regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Newton Abbot specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Wbw Solicitors Llp, Church House, Queen Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2QP
  • Phoenix Solicitors And Advocates Ltd, 272 Union Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5QY
  • Wollen Michelmore Llp, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1BS
  • Boyce Hatton Llp, 58 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1DE

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

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