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Main reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Paignton

  • 1 Chances are that the the solicitors for the other party are located in Paignton - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 2 The Paignton conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Paignton
  • 3 Our site offers most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Paignton registered with the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 The practices shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Paignton selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paignton since November 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paignton

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Paignton?

If you are buying a property in Paignton your solicitor will ask you place them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is payable against the sale price then this will be required shortly prior to exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

I am being advised by my lawyer that flying freehold insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Paignton?

The right level of flying freehold indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Santander and Coventry Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I can not work out if my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Paignton bank branch on various occasions and was reassured it wasn't an issue and they would lend. My Paignton conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they refuse to lend in accordance with their published requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the conveyancing practitioner is on the bank approved list, she or he must follow the CML Handbook requirements for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

My offer was accepted on an apartment in Paignton on 13/12/2022, valuation was booked 2 days later, all came back fine. Property lawyer retained, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Co-operative and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Co-operative to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I have been told that property searches are the number one reason for obstruction in Paignton house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Paignton.

I am buying a new build apartment in Paignton. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

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

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

My cousin has recommend that I instruct his conveyancers in Paignton. Do I take his advice?

No doubt the best way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to get referrals from friends or family who have actually experience in using the firm that you are are thinking of instructing.

Your search tool is useful but there are many lawyers listed near Paignton being on the lender conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the conveyancing panel for our bank?

We do not recommend specific Paignton firms as the right Paignton conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Paignton knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..

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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

Planning law solicitors in Paignton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Paignton with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on 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

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Paignton includes some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the HMLR.

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

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