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Plymouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 81% freehold and 19% leasehold conveyancing in Plymouth for this year to date
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 67 days for conveyancing in Plymouth
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Plymouth is 14% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Plymouth that are buy to let is 17%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Plymouth since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Plymouth

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my let out apartment in Plymouth by 10/6/2021. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. How realistic is it to complete in six weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?

Generally one should not give notice for your letting unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, update to your solicitor and request that they apply pressure on the sellers lawyers, try to an acceptable time-line that all parties will work to achieve

Can I use your services to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Plymouth even where I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance where I intend to acquire a shop in Plymouth with a mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society?

Our search tool is predominantly there to select domestic conveyancing solicitors in Plymouth but we have set out towards the end of this page some Plymouth commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the solicitors directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent Yorkshire Building Society

My flat in Plymouth is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does the conveyancing practitioner need to be required to be on the Santander conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Santander conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently at the moment.

I am planning on selling our property in Plymouth and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Plymouth conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a national conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Plymouth. We have lived in Plymouth for six years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Plymouth is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

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 would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank 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.

My fiance and I are in the market for an affordable conveyancing lawyer in Plymouth to buy a apartment. I am aware of the possibility of getting ripped off but with many Plymouth conveyancing solicitors to choose from...who's the best?

Where you’ve not instructed a conveyancing practitioner in the past, a personal recommendation through family or friends is a great place to start and is often a good gauge of quality. As an alternative option, take a look at the client feedback presented on your solicitor’s website or make the most of our search tool to locate a conveyancing solicitor in Plymouth.

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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 small selection of solicitors in Plymouth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Plymouth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Plymouth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Plymouth. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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
  • Fursdon Knapper, 308 St Levan Road, Keyham, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 1JP
  • Sdl Solicitors, Unit 137, City Business Park, Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4BB

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

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