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Paignton Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Paignton that are buy to let is 15%
  • 2 74% freehold and 26% leasehold conveyancing in Paignton for this year to date
  • 3 176 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Paignton
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Paignton is 33% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 Average time frame of 66 days for registration of title in Paignton

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paignton since November 2023*


of semi-detached property, Edenvale Road, TQ3 2JJ completing on 29/11/2023 at a price of £310,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, ordering official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paignton

We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Earl Shilton BS. I visited a few high street solicitors yet cant to find a Paignton conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS approved list. Can you help?

You should make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Pick the building society and type Paignton or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer based in Paignton or near you.

I am planning to move property in March. Will my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Paignton. Conveyancing lawyer was found before I stumbled across your site.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from the property agent but this should only occur when the previous owners solicitors inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be handed over. After that you will need to advise the removal company that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Paignton or a legal practice that specialises in conveyancing in Paignton.

We previously appointed solicitors located in Paignton on the Bank of Ireland solicitor approved list. They are now charging me an additional amount for handling the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Bank of Ireland?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your lawyer can levy a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Bank of Ireland but by your Paignton conveyancing practitioner. Some firms on the Bank of Ireland panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from UBS as we intend to conduct alterations to our property in Paignton. Do we need to select a bricks and mortar Paignton solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

UBS don't usually appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the UBS conveyancing panel.

A colleague advised me that if I am buying in Paignton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Paignton conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Paignton around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Paignton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Paignton Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Paignton.

Me and my brother have a terraced Victorian property in Paignton. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Coventry Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Paignton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Paignton. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Paignton

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Paignton for my home move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone may find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training requirements.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Paignton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Paignton practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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 with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Paignton. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Paignton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Paignton with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on development on contaminated land
  • 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
  •, 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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