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Reasons to use our Totnes conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Totnes has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Totnes conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Totnes conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 3 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Totnes will be conducted by a property lawyer on your bank member panel.
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal connections with Totnes estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The organisations shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Totnes since September 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totnes

At what point does exchange of contracts occur in domestic conveyancing in Totnes and am I required to be at the lawyers branch?

If you are near to our conveyancing solicitors in Totnes you are invited in to sign documents. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply a countrywide conveyancing service and provide just as diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The executing of the sale agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is necessary for the conveyancer to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Totnes)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

We are purchasing a victorian detached house in Totnes. Our aim is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will legal work on the property involve investigations to ascertain if these works were previously refused?

Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in Totnes will on occasion identify restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of changes or require the consent of a 3rd party. Some extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Totnes. The Totnes property was put into my name in November. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership will be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the house in November. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be impacted by that. How practical a view banks take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this requirement primarily exists to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

My sealed bid on a property in Totnes has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The sellers have placed an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other apartments booked. I have instructed a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Totnes. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Yorkshire BS going?

It is usual to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then valuation, Totnes conveyancing search costs, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your solicitor is on the Yorkshire BS approved list. Concerning the subsequent steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your transaction, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a hot market some purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Yorkshire BS and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their property lawyer to proceed with searches.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial premises in Totnes?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Totnes will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Totnes. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Totnes.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Totnes it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Totnes commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Totnes.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Totnes is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Totnes are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Totnes you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Totnes may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Is it best to use a Totnes conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can execute the conveyancing but they are based a couple of hundredmiles drive away.

The benefit of a local Totnes conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, present your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and they were impressed that must trump using an unfamiliar Totnes conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.

I’m about to sell my basement flat in Totnes. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have recently received a half-yearly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is clear the service charge as usual because all ground rent and service payments will be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Totnes Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before buying

    The majority of Totnes leasehold flats will incur a service bill for the upkeep of the block invoiced by the landlord. Should you buy the property you will have to pay this contribution, normally in instalments throughout the year. This may differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. In all likelihood there will be a ground rent for you to pay annual, ordinarily this is not a exorbitant amount, say around £25-£75 but you need to check as on occasion it could be surprisingly expensive. What prohibitions are contained in the Totnes Lease? What is the name of the managing agents?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Totnes regulated by the SRA

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

  • Windeatts, 19 High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NW
  •, 9 Town Quay, The Plains, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DW
  • Knapman & Co, Dendy House, 16 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Michael W Pipe, Geneva House, 10 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Gowmans, 65 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Totnes

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Totnes practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Windeatts, 19 High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NW
  •, 9 Town Quay, The Plains, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DW
  • Knapman & Co, Dendy House, 16 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Michael W Pipe, Geneva House, 10 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Gowmans, 65 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Totnes regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Totnes specialising in commercial conveyancing in Totnes. This should include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Windeatts, 19 High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NW
  •, 9 Town Quay, The Plains, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DW
  • Knapman & Co, Dendy House, 16 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Michael W Pipe, Geneva House, 10 Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5DB
  • Gowmans, 65 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BT

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