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Paignton Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 83 days for conveyancing in Paignton
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Paignton is 33% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 Average time frame of 58 days for registration of title in Paignton
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Paignton that are buy to let is 14%
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £3,969

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paignton since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paignton

I am hoping to complete my purchase in Paignton next Friday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as she informs me that she is duty bound to validate that it is in order for the lender. What risks does the bank expect the insurance to cover?

All property lawyers on acting for banks would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. These requirements are not limited to conveyancing in Paignton.

How up to date is your database of Paignton solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel? Do RBS send you an updated list?

Paignton conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the RBS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from RBS directly.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is expelled from the Aldermore Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Paignton?

First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

This question may be naive but I am unseasoned as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Paignton. Do I receive the keys to the property on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Paignton?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.

Is it the case that all Paignton CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Skipton conveyancing list of approved firms?

It is true that some lenders now make use of the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of firms.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in December 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Clydesdale are being pedantic. The Paignton solicitor who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Clydesdale are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Clydesdale have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Clydesdale have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Clydesdale may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

4 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Paignton took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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 asset 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.

How do I use the search app to locate a conveyancing solicitor in Paignton on the approved list for my bank?

First select a mortgage company such as Nationwide Building Society, The Mortgage Works or Clydesdale then choose your preferred area such as Paignton. Conveyancing firms in Paignton and beyond should be shown.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Paignton

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Paignton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Gowmans, 65 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BT
  • Knapman & Co, Dendy House, 16 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Michael W Pipe, Geneva House, 10 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Roger Richards, 10 Churston Broadway, Dartmouth Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6LE
  • Wollen Michelmore Llp, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1BS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Paignton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Paignton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Paignton. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Gowmans, 65 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BT
  • Knapman & Co, Dendy House, 16 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Michael W Pipe, Geneva House, 10 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Roger Richards, 10 Churston Broadway, Dartmouth Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6LE
  • Ewa Davis Solicitor & Notary Public, 10 Court Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6SE

Planning law solicitors in Paignton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Paignton with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Wollen Michelmore Llp, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1BS
  • Boyce Hatton Llp, 58 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1DE
  • Phoenix Solicitors And Advocates Ltd, 272 Union Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5QY
  • Bartons.co.uk.limited, 9 Town Quay, The Plains, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DW

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

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