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Paignton Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 152 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Paignton
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 75 days for conveyancing in Paignton
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Paignton that are buy to let is 11%
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £2,719
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paignton since August 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paignton

Our conveyancer has identified a a problem with the lease for the property we are purchasing in Paignton. The seller’s lawyers have put forward defective title insurance as a solution. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our property lawyer says that he must ensure that the lender is content with this solution. Are we the client or is the lender?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your property lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

As a first time buyer what is the most important piece of guidance you can give me regarding purchase conveyancing in Paignton?

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Paignton or throughout Devon is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the home moving process. For example, the seller, estate agent and on occasion your bank. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Paignton an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the transaction whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

There is a distinct ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be blamed for the process taking so long. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor above all other players in the home moving process.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Paignton. Conveyancing is required. What is next?

Now that you are exchanged you will need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner as a matter of urgency as you now have a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the purchase. All auction property will have a bespoke auction pack. This should include most,if not all of the documents that your lawyer will need. In the case of leasehold property the conveyancing papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete on the on the contractual date .

I'm the single beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Paignton. The Paignton property was put into my name in October. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership may be treated the same way as though I had purchased the house in October. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be impacted by that. Some banks would take a practical view as this provision chiefly exists to pick up on subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Paignton. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Skipton be concerned?

Given that your lender is Skipton your lawyer must check the formal instructions outlined in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton. The CML Handbook includes minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Skipton where a lease fails to comply with these specifications. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Paignton.

What does commercial conveyancing in Paignton cover?

Paignton conveyancing for business premises covers a wide range of services, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Paignton. I happened to stumble upon a site which looks to be the ideal solution If it is possible to get all the legals completed via web that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

We today become aware that one of the directors of the firm undertaking the purchase conveyancing in Paignton is is the father of the owners that we are purchasing from. Is this permitted?

Provided there is no conflict of interest this is permitted. Where you are requiring mortgage finance then the mortgage company may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific requirements concerning this. For example for Royal Bank of Scotland as of 25/11/2021, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

No, your firm may not act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower. However, your firm may act if a separate fee earner or separate partner within the firm acts for us.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Paignton regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Paignton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Paignton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should 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 small selection of solicitors in Paignton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Paignton. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Gowmans, 65 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BT
  • Michael W Pipe, Geneva House, 10 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Knapman & Co, Dendy House, 16 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

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

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