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5 reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Tavistock

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Tavistock is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Using a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Personal touch and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Tavistock property deals can be made a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 4 The practices identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers inform you it could be important to visit your solicitor to execute documents. There are various parties with with an interest in a house sale without having to include the postman into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tavistock since November 2023*


of house residence, Crease Lane, PL19 8EL completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £205,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion


of detached residence residence, Aspen Close, PL19 9LN completing on 20/11/2023 at a price of £255,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer


of semi-detached premises, Commercial Road, PL20 7QE completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £249,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer


of detached residence property, , PL20 7QT completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £630,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tavistock

Having spent time reviewing for a cheap lawyer in Tavistock, many post that I must instruct a CQS accredited lawyer. What is CQS?

Tavistock Conveyancing Quality Scheme law firms have been granted accreditation by the law Society The Law Society introduced CQS to establish evidence of quality standards in the home legal process. CQS helps consumers to recognise solicitor firms who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Tavistock is one of locations in England and Wales in which CQS have offices. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-reporting, spot checks and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.

Is it the case that all Tavistock solicitor firms on the Skipton conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Skipton approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. The majority of banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be governed by the CLC.

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Tavistock bank branch on numerous occasions and was informed it wasn't a problem and they will lend. My Tavistock conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their published requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

As long as the conveyancer is on the mortgage company approved list, they must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook provisions for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Tavistock. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £175. A couple of days later, the solicitor contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the HSBC panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Tavistock I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Tavistock suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

Is there anything unique about your site and alternative internet conveyancing solicitors when it comes to conveyancing in Tavistock?

At this site secure a conveyancing quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the issues of your conveyancing in Tavistock. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have referral deals with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm that pays the most kickback, not the best value conveyancing in Tavistock

My husband and I are novice buyers - agreed a price, but the property agent informed us that the owners will only go ahead if we appoint their recommended conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor who is accustomed to conveyancing in Tavistock

It is improbable the owners are behind this. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is counter productive. Contact the sellers directly and make the point that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to appoint your preferred Tavistock conveyancing firm - as opposed tothose that will provide their negotiator at the agency a commission or achieve conveyancing targets set by HQ.

Our solicitor in Tavistock has discovered a a problem with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Tavistock. The seller’s lawyers have offered defective title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer has advised that as he is on the bank conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

Just because you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your Tavistock conveyancing lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Requirements. You and the bank are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with by the bank conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and the lender

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Tavistock regulated by the SRA

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

  • Chilcotts Law Ltd, 10 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AY
  • Goodman King Solicitors Ltd, 1 Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Tavistock regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Tavistock specialising in commercial conveyancing in Tavistock. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Chilcotts Law Ltd, 10 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AY
  • Goodman King Solicitors Ltd, 1 Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AR

Home buying conveyancing in Tavistock normally comprises the following:

  • Property lawyer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Tavistock conveyancing searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract and other documentation prepared the owner’s solicitor
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Analysing replies provided by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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