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Reasons to use our Salcombe conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Salcombe
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other lawyers inform you it could be necessary to visit your conveyancer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 3 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Salcombe has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Salcombe is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Experience means that Salcombe lawyer have developed valuable links with Salcombe local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Salcombe.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Salcombe since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Salcombe

The vendors of the home we are hoping to buy have instructed a conveyancing solicitor in Salcombe who has insisted on a lock out contract with a down payment 10k. Are such agreements sensible?

There are a couple of primary downsides with signing a lock out agreement (also known as a shut-out contract) is that it takes away the focus from moving forward with the conveyancing work, so unless it requires limited or no negotiation then it could transpire to be a cause of frustration and delay. It is not particularly popular by Salcombe conveyancing lawyers as a result. A supplemental issue is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted purchaser is not likely to win an injunctive ruling by a court to bar the seller completing the sale to a third party, so the only remedy available under the contract will be the recovery of abortive costs and, in rare circumstances, the extra payment of damages.

Will my lawyer be asking questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Salcombe.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Salcombe. There are those who acquire a property in Salcombe, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that may be initiated by the buyer or by their lawyers which should figure out the risks in Salcombe. The standard completed inquiry forms sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard question of the vendor to discover if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser may commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading response. The buyer’s solicitors may also carry out an enviro report. This will indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be conducted.

four months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Salcombe completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Salcombe differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Salcombe come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because builders in Salcombe usually buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Salcombe or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Salcombe is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Salcombe are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Salcombe you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Salcombe may decide 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 property.

Given that I am about to spend £400,000 on a property in Salcombe I wish to have a conversation with the solicitor concerning thehouse move ahead of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we recommend - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer due to be doing your property ownership legalities in Salcombe.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a file number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Salcombe should be the figure that you end up paying.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Salcombe

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Salcombe with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Bartons.co.uk.limited, 20, Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1NZ
  • Beers Llp, 29 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1AA

Planning law solicitors in Salcombe regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Salcombe practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Bartons.co.uk.limited, 20, Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1NZ

Typically, Salcombe conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Solicitor instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related papers
  • Supplying draft papers to the solicitor retained by the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to further queries from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (where appropriate)

Neighboring Locations

Ivybridge
Kingsbridge
Salcombe

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

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