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Plymouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Plymouth that are buy to let is 18%
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 70 days for conveyancing in Plymouth
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 August was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while February was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Plymouth
  • 5 Average time frame of 63 days for registration of title in Plymouth

Examples of recent conveyancing in Plymouth since September 2023*


of terraced residence, Laity Walk, PL6 6NR completing on 12/09/2023 at a price of £175,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence residence, Burleigh Manor, PL3 5NT completing on 07/09/2023 at a price of £280,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities


of semi property, Hartley Road, PL3 5LW completing on 22/09/2023 at a price of £75,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi premises, Hartley Road, PL3 5LW completing on 22/09/2023 at a price of £120,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Plymouth

I'm in the process of porting my current residential loan to a Buy to Let Barnsley Building Society mortgage. I was told by my mortgage that I require a solicitor as part of the process. I got in contact with the same Plymouth conveyancing solicitor who dealt with the legals when I first acquired the property. The fee estimate sent of £450 plus VAT has shocked me as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s just a bog-standard refinance.

The estimate does seem a little overpriced. If you are prepared to expend time comparing quotes you could shave off some of the expense by as much as £125. On the other hand, if you were content with the conveyancing the firm provided you couldlive to rue opting for an an untested lawyer. Remember to check the firm can act for Barnsley Building Society. You can make use of our search tool to find a Plymouth conveyancing firm on the Barnsley Building Society member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Plymouth.

My wife and I have just bought a house in Plymouth. We have noticed several issues with the house which we consider were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Plymouth?

The question is not clear as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Plymouth. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor completes a document referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers provided is misleading, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Plymouth.

Having invested time scouring consumer advice sites for an affordable lawyer in Plymouth, many say that I must look for a CQS accredited solicitor. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's leading banks. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Plymouth is one of the many areas of the UK where there are Accredited lawyers.

This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as a 1st time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Plymouth. Do I collect the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Plymouth?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Plymouth. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to receive the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

My father advised me that in purchasing a property in Plymouth there may be various restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Plymouth which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Plymouth should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

We previously chose solicitors locally in Plymouth on the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional fee for handling the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Leeds Building Society?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your property lawyer can levy a fee for this. The fee is not set by Leeds Building Society but by your Plymouth conveyancer. Numerous firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I am downsizing from my property. My previous conveyancers have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Plymouth if that makes a difference.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Plymouth. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

To what extent are Plymouth conveyancing solicitors under an obligation to the Law Society to issue clear conveyancing costs?

Contained within the Solicitors Code of Conduct are specific rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their fees to clients.The Law Society have practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not intended as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, however, constitute the Law Society’s view of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Plymouth or across England and Wales.

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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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Plymouth specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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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