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Reasons to use our Torquay conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Torquay conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Torquay
  • 2 Using a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in appointing a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Torquay property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 The practices listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Torquay

Examples of recent conveyancing in Torquay since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Torquay

It has come to my attention via my estate agent that my Torquay lawyer is not on the bank Solicitor panel. What can I do to be sure that this is correct?

You need to call your Torquay conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Torquay conveyancing firm that is on the approved list of lawyers for your bank.

A colleague recommended that where I am purchasing in Torquay I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Torquay conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing 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 demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Torquay Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Torquay.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Torquay I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it only has 52 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Torquay in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

What is different about your site and alternative online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Torquay?

At this site get a fixed fee costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances of your conveyancing in Torquay. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a commission if you choose them for your conveyancing in Torquay

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Torquay. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Torquay are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Torquay in which case you should be shopping around for a Torquay conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your solicitor will report to you on the legal implications.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Torquay - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Best to be warned whether redecorating or some other major work is coming up to be shared amongst the tenants and may well dramatically impact the level of the service charges or necessitate a specific invoice. You will want to find out as much as possible about the company managing the block as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily matters such as the tidiness of the communal areas. Don't be afraid to ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. On a final note, be sure you understand the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the appropriate party and precisely how they are spending that money. Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will likely increase the maintenance charges?

I pay a service charge for my property in Torquay. Due to losing my job and other issues I slipped into arrears with payments. The managing agents agreed a payment plan but there remains about £3000 left in arrears.

I am under pressure to dispose of the property and I am nervous that this could jeopardize the sale if I have to settle the amount due now. I'd like to sell up and subsequently pay them back with the proceeds - is this practicable?

It would be wise to clarify with the lawyer handling your Torquay conveyancing but it may be possible to arrange for the outstanding amount to be attributed to the buyers. The final price due would be reduced to reflect the amount of debt they take on. They would then pay the arrears once they are the owners.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Torquay

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Torquay with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Torquay regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Torquay with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Torquay. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Torquay regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Torquay specialising in planning law. This may include advice on compulsory purchases in Torquay
  • 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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