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Conveyancing in Plymouth : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Plymouth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Plymouth will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Plymouth property lawyer have developed excellent connections with Plymouth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Plymouth.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Plymouth
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Solicitor conveyancing firms have extremely good personal connections with Plymouth estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Plymouth since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Plymouth

Our god-son is in the process of securing a newly built flat in Plymouth with a home loan from Barclays. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Barclays conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Barclays conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Plymouth. Now, I need the documents but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Plymouth of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Plymouth. 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 conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Plymouth

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Plymouth I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Plymouth for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

I was recommended by a few estate agents in Plymouth to find a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers over another?

We don’t offer any commission for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

We are first time buyers just having agreed a price on a property in Plymouth, and are now looking to get solicitors appointed. I have made use of the different rating based websites and the quotes are from all across the England and Wales. Is it necessary to have a Plymouth solicitor local to your prospective property? We are content to do all the communicating electronically, but I guess at some point we may be required to attend the solicitor's office to sign contracts?

The lawyer does not have to be in Plymouth, but opting for local means that you have the option to go in if needed, for instance, if a signature is immediately necessary. In addition, a Plymouth solicitor is likely to be familiar with local agents and (if the vendor has instructed a local conveyancing practitioner) with them, which will help smooth the process.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Plymouth regulated by the SRA

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

  • Blight Skinnard, 97-99 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6AH
  • Nicholls & Sainsbury, 131-135 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6AB
  • Evans Harvey Limited, 37-39 Morshead Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5AD
  • Julie Skitt Solicitor, 19 Lopwell Close, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5BP
  • Fursdon Knapper, 308 St Levan Road, Keyham, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 1JP

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Plymouth

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Plymouth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Nicholls & Sainsbury, 131-135 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6AB
  • Evans Harvey Limited, 37-39 Morshead Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5AD
  • Fursdon Knapper, 308 St Levan Road, Keyham, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 1JP
  • Howard And Over Llp, 114 Albert Road, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 1AF
  • Goldbergs Solicitors, 7/8 Ford Park Road, Mutley, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6QZ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Plymouth regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Plymouth but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Chartahouse Ltd, 10 Mannamead Road, PL4 7AA

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

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