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Teignmouth Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 July was the busiest month and June was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Teignmouth
  • 2 Average time from start to completion was 73 days for conveyancing in Teignmouth
  • 3 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Teignmouth is 40% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 4 Average time frame of 30 days for registration of title in Teignmouth
  • 5 81% freehold and 19% leasehold conveyancing in Teignmouth for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Teignmouth since July 2021*

Disposal

of terraced residence, Salisbury Terrace, TQ14 8JG completing on 12/07/2021 at a price of £295,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of detached residence premises, Mere Lane, TQ14 8TA completing on 16/07/2021 at a price of £365,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Acquisition

of flat Strand TQ14 8XZ, sold for £160,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of terraced property, Reed Vale, TQ14 9EH completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £196,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Teignmouth

Having been told to check out your service we were going to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Teignmouth found on your site but stumbled across alternative estimates on the internet appear cheaper – why is this?

There are lots of conveyancers marketing theoretically looks to be cut price. Our recommendation is to think twice as to how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish with regard to the quality of the conveyancing. Some hide additional charges deep into the terms and conditions. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Teignmouth neverdo this.

My husband and I wish to acquire a newbuild apartment in Teignmouth with a loan from Alliance & Leicester .We use our Teignmouth conveyancing solicitor but Alliance & Leicester informed us he's not listed on their approved list of firms. It seems we are left with little choice but to instruct a Alliance & Leicester panel solicitor or retain our local solicitor and fork out for a Alliance & Leicester panel lawyer to act for them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The loan issued to you contains terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers needs to be on the Alliance & Leicester approved list. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Alliance & Leicester

I am assisting my sister sell her property in Teignmouth. Does the conveyancer arrange the energy performance certificate or do I organise this?

After the demise of Home Packs, energy assessments became a compulsory part of selling a house. An energy performance certificate should be to hand prior to the property being placed on the market. This is not a task that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Teignmouth conveyancing lawyer they may be able to arrange energy assessments given their contacts with reputable local providers

My husband and I have organised a further advance on our mortgage from Leeds Building Society as we intend to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Teignmouth. Are we obliged to choose a high street Teignmouth solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Leeds Building Society don't usually require firms on their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Leeds Building Society panel.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Teignmouth off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with UBS. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel.

My wife and I have a 4 bedroom Victorian house in Teignmouth. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and The Royal Bank of Scotland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Teignmouth and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Teignmouth before retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not give a loan on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Teignmouth. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Taking into account that I will soon part with £400,000 on 3 bedroom house in Teignmouth I wish to talk to a lawyer concerning theconveyancing before instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we encourage - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer due to be doing your conveyancing in Teignmouth.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a case reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for your conveyancing in Teignmouth should be the figure that you are charged.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Teignmouth

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Teignmouth with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Darby & Darby, Tudor Chambers, Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4PR
  • M L Pope Solicitor, Nutshell Business Hub, Harmsworth House, Barton Hill Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8JN
  • Wbw Solicitors Llp, Church House, Queen Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2QP
  • Kitsons Llp, Minerva House, Orchard Way, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7FA
  • Almy & Thomas Limited, 71 Abbey Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5NL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Teignmouth regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Teignmouth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Teignmouth. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Scott Richards, Newfoundland House, 4 Regent Street, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8SL
  • Darby & Darby, Tudor Chambers, Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4PR
  • Somerville & Savage Solicitors T/a Allens Conveyancing, 16a Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NA
  • M L Pope Solicitor, Nutshell Business Hub, Harmsworth House, Barton Hill Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 8JN
  • Somerville & Savage Solicitors, Alderbourne, Greenway Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NJ

Planning law solicitors in Teignmouth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Teignmouth with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Wbw Solicitors Llp, Church House, Queen Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2QP
  • Phoenix Solicitors And Advocates Ltd, 272 Union Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5QY
  • Wollen Michelmore Llp, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1BS
  • Boyce Hatton Llp, 58 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1DE

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

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