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  • 1 Regardless alternative solicitors say it just might be important to attend your solicitor to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Teignmouth
  • 3 Teignmouth property lawyers work in conjunction with Teignmouth estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Teignmouth since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Teignmouth

My wife and I are planning to buy a property in Teignmouth and have appointed a Teignmouth conveyancing firm. Within the past 48 hours our conveyancer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with the expectation that exchange is imminent. Yorkshire Building Society have this evening contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our Teignmouth solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?

Where you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is conventional for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the bank's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Teignmouth solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

I own a freehold residence in Teignmouth but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Teignmouth and has limited impact for conveyancing in Teignmouth but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when acquiring a residence in Teignmouth? or I am told that there is historic law that means some house owners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Teignmouth?

Unless a prior purchase of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you may take it that lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Teignmouth to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

How does conveyancing in Teignmouth differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Teignmouth contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because new home sellers in Teignmouth usually purchase the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Teignmouth or who has acted in the same development.

As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a property in Swansea but live in Teignmouth. My solicitor (based 235 kilometers from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Teignmouth who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Teignmouth

My parents are unable to locate their Teignmouth land registry title on the website. They have a vague recollection 48 years ago when they purchased the property there were complications with the post code not being identified on some systems.

The vast majority of residences in Teignmouth should show up. Have you endevoured to search to simply the postcode. Normally it will reveal all the premises inside that postcode. Assuming the property is registered it will be there with a title number. Where they bought sixty years ago it's conceivable it may be not yet registered. The property could still be revealed but with the title number shown 'na'. In this scenario you will need to find the original title documentation which could be with your parent’s lender.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Teignmouth regulated by the SRA

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

  • Scott Richards, Newfoundland House, 4 Regent Street, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8SL
  • Linnitts Solicitors Llp, Suite 1 Wessex House, Tuckers Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4AA
  • 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
  • Somerville & Savage Solicitors, Alderbourne, Greenway Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Teignmouth

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Teignmouth specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Teignmouth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Teignmouth specialising in planning law. This may include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • 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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