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Plymouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Plymouth is 15% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £1,628
  • 3 Average time frame of 42 days for registration of title in Plymouth
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Plymouth that are buy to let is 19%
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Plymouth since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Plymouth

We chose a Plymouth based solicitor for my conveyancing in Plymouth yesterday. After carefully reading the Terms I noteI am liable for charges even where the transaction does not complete. Should I go with them or instruct a web based firm who offer no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Plymouth?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is offered then the conveyancing charges will generally be more expensive to cover the conveyances that fail to complete. Also remember that such offerings rarely cover expenses e.g. Plymouth conveyancing search costs.

Can you suggest a TSB approved Plymouth conveyancing firm that can complete within under 3 weeks? Would it be better to use a high street Plymouth conveyancer or a national comparison site?

We can recommend some very good Plymouth conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in Plymouth. Visit some well established law practices and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your deadline together with the reasons and ask for an assurance on speed. Select the one that appears most efficient.

I own a freehold house in Plymouth but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Plymouth and has limited impact for conveyancing in Plymouth but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Plymouth is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Plymouth are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Plymouth you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Plymouth may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

How difficult is it to swap solicitor as I need to appoint a firm on the HSBC Bank conveyancing list. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Plymouth round the corner but he is not approved by HSBC Bank

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Plymouth on the HSBC Bank panel. Please note that the law firms that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Plymouth. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Plymouth.

Do online conveyancing companies undertake everything a high street Plymouth solicitor does or must I use a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Plymouth?

Where you choose an online conveyancer they will undertake all the things your Plymouth solicitor will cover.

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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 with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Plymouth regulated by the CLC

Please note 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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