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Torquay Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Torquay that are buy to let is 17%
  • 2 Average time frame of 40 days for registration of title in Torquay
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £2,307
  • 4 February was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Torquay
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Torquay is 45% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Torquay since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Torquay

Why would one use a Torquay conveyancing practice given that internet based conveyancers are cheap by comparison?

By all means make sure that you scrutinise conveyancing costs in Torquay and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t be focused with looking for the lowest priced Torquay conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a frustrating home move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist lawyer. An e-mail can never replace a telephone discussion and can never replicate a face to face appointment. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of continuity that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you as to headway and keep you informed. Should you need to contact the office you will be sure who to ask for and we'll be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

I am acquiring a house without a mortgage in Torquay. I have lived for the previous twelve years in Torquay. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. As I know the road and vicinity very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a mortgage, then all but one or two of the Torquay conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your solicitor will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but he has a professional duty to do this. Do bear in mind; if you are intend to dispose of the house in the future, it may be of importance to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes properties with no practical issues can still throw up unpredicted search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Torquay should provide you some practical advice here.

My wife and I purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Torquay. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve checks to see if these alterations are permitted?

Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in Torquay can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of changes or need the consent of a 3rd party. Many works call for local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

I have been told by my solicitor that restrictive coveneant insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Torquay?

The appropriate level of restrictive coveneant indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Accord Mortgages Ltd and Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

My partner and I have organised the release of further monies on our home loan from Lloyds as we want to carry out renovations to our property in Torquay. Are we obliged to choose a nearby Torquay solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Lloyds don't usually appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Lloyds list.

How does conveyancing in Torquay differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Torquay contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because builders in Torquay tend to buy 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Torquay or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Torquay in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend not issue a mortgage on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Torquay. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Torquay especially if they are familiar with such properties in Torquay.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Torquay. I happened to discover a site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Torquay regulated by the CLC

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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Torquay specialising 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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