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Reasons to use our Totnes conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Totnes
  • 2 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Regardless alternative solicitors inform you it just might be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are various parties with with an interest in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Totnes solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Totnes - if so both parties will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Totnes since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totnes

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Totnes endorsed using your search tool but stumbled across alternative quotes on the internet appear less pricey – how come?

There are many firms of solicitors offering at first sight what seems to be extremely cheap conveyancing in Totnes. You should think long and hard about how much you respect your own move to want to be penny wise pound foolish in relation to the standard of the conveyancing. Some embed additional charges deep into the terms of business. The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Totnes neverbehave this way.

My son is purchasing a new build apartment in Totnes with a mortgage from Principality. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Principality conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Principality conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Totnes so that I can attend their offices if required.

As opposed to twenty years ago, almost all mortgage companies no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to hand over ID documents and there are still distinct benefits to instructing a local ayer, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Totnes.

A colleague pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Totnes there may be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Totnes which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Totnes should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

We had instructed solicitors locally in Totnes on the Nottingham solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me a further charge for handling the Nottingham mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Nottingham?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer can charge a fee for this. This fee is not dictated by Nottingham but by your Totnes conveyancer. Plenty of firms on the Nottingham panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Aldermore as we intend to carry out improvements to our home in Totnes. Are we obliged to select a bricks and mortar Totnes solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Aldermore do not ordinarily appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Aldermore list.

We are buying a house and the conveyancer has raised the issue of Chancel Repair for which the property could be obligated to pay because it falls into the area of such a church. She has suggested insurance. Is this strictly appropriate for conveyancing in Totnes

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you could assume that lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Totnes to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Totnes I like with a park and station nearby, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Totnes suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

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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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Totnes practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Totnes regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Totnes with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  •, 9 Town Quay, The Plains, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DW

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