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Torquay Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 62% freehold and 38% leasehold conveyancing in Torquay for this year to date
  • 2 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Torquay conveyancing is Chancel
  • 3 960 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Torquay
  • 4 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Torquay
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £5,154

Examples of recent conveyancing in Torquay since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Torquay

As a FTB what is the most important advice you can give me concerning purchase conveyancing in Torquay?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Torquay or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the vendor, property agent and even potentially your bank. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Torquay an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the process whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

There is a distinct creep in the "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor above all other parties in the home moving process.

The Torquay conveyancing lawyers that I recently instructed on my purchase in Torquay have suddenly closed. I chose them because I had to have a firm on the RBS conveyancing panel and my previous Torquay lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the RBS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.

A relative advised me that if I am purchasing in Torquay I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Torquay conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Torquay around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Torquay Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Torquay Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Torquay.

I am purchasing a new build house in Torquay benefiting from help to buy. The builders would not reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The property agent advised me not disclose to my lawyer about the extras as it may jeopardize my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I'm converting the mortgage on my primary home to a BTL loan with Barclays and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on another property. The neighborhood we are talking about is Torquay. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of banks and tie in the transactions?

Make use of our comparison tool on this page to ensure that the conveyancers are approved by both lenders. Having checked that they are your solicitor will be able to tie up the two conveyancing matters but you should have a chat with you lawyer and communicate your expectations and requirements.

I purchased a flat in Torquay last 3/3/2022 and to date it is still not registered with HMLR. It is part of a new estate and my property lawyer told me that it may take twelve months to complete the registration formalities. I have called the Land Registry directly and they say that the initial application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. Do I need to be concerned?

Call your conveyancer - Where you are unsatisfied with the responses, look up their internal complaints process and amplify your concerns to a Partner. Registrations for Torquay conveyancing are not known to be particularly slow.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Torquay regulated by the SRA

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

  • Wollen Michelmore Llp, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1BS
  • Boyce Hatton Llp, 58 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1DE
  • Almy & Thomas Limited, 71 Abbey Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5NL
  • Bay Advocates Limited, 238 Union Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5QS
  • Somerville & Savage Solicitors, Alderbourne, Greenway Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4NJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Torquay

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

  • Wollen Michelmore Llp, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1BS
  • Boyce Hatton Llp, 58 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1DE
  • Almy & Thomas Limited, 71 Abbey Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5NL
  • 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

Domestic 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 throughout England and Wales.
  • S S & D Licensed Conveyancers, 7 Courtenay Park, TQ12 2HD

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

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