Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Torquay

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Reasons to use our Torquay conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Torquay conveyancers work in conjunction with Torquay estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress all the way along
  • 2 Torquay conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Torquay conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 3 Torquay solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 No matter what any other lawyers tell you it may be important to attend your conveyancer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 The Torquay conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Torquay

Examples of recent conveyancing in Torquay since August 2023*


of apartment Warren Road TQ2 5ST, at purchase amount of £240,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities


of flat Abbey Road TQ2 5NB, at sale amount of £68,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of flat Abbey Road TQ2 5NB, at purchase sum of £68,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries


of house premises, Meadfoot Lane, TQ1 2BP completing on 11/09/2023 at a price of £445,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Torquay

Are you able to suggest a Britannia approved Torquay conveyancing practice who can have us moved in within under 3 weeks? Am I best advised to unstruct a high street Torquay solicitor or a factory type conveyancer?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Torquay conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Torquay. Visit two or three firms and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Mention your deadline together with your reasons and get a commitment on your deadline. Choose the lawyer that appears most efficient.

What does a local search inform me regarding the house we're buying in Torquay?

Torquay conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example PSG The local search plays an important role in most Torquay conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject headings.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Torquay. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Torquay

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

Are there any apps to help identify a Torquay law firm on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am happy to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.

You can use the search on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Torquay conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Torquay conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to see if they are on the Nationwide Building Society approved list

We are 17 days into a freehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the estate agent to execute conveyancing in Torquay. I am am very disappointed with the quality of service. Can you help me find new solicitors?

They would need to be really poor to suggest changing them. Has your loan offer been generated? If so you need to make them aware of the replacement solicitor and have the offer are re-issued. The conveyancer should be on the banks panel to avoid escalating expenses and frustration. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool will assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Torquay

I wish to rent out my leasehold flat in Torquay. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Notwithstanding that your last Torquay conveyancing solicitor is not around you can review your lease to see if it allows you to sublet the apartment. The accepted inference is that if the lease is silent, subletting is permitted. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you are obliged to obtain consent from your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. The net result is you not allowed to sublet in the absence of prior consent. The consent is not allowed to be unreasonably turned down. If the lease prohibits you from letting out the property you should ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Torquay, conveyancing was carried out February 2002. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Torquay with a long lease are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2082

With just 59 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £20,900 and £24,200 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Torquay regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Torquay with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Torquay. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Wollen Michelmore Llp, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1BS
  • Boyce Hatton Llp, 58 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1DE
  • Somerville & Savage Solicitors, Alderbourne, Greenway Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NJ
  • Somerville & Savage, Alderbourne, Greenway Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NJ
  • Somerville & Savage Solicitors T/a Allens Conveyancing, 16a Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Torquay regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Torquay but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • S S & D Licensed Conveyancers, 7 Courtenay Park, TQ12 2HD

Planning law solicitors in Torquay regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Torquay practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Wollen Michelmore Llp, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1BS
  • Boyce Hatton Llp, 58 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1DE
  • Phoenix Solicitors And Advocates Ltd, 272 Union Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5QY
  • Wbw Solicitors Llp, Church House, Queen Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2QP

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

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