Paignton conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Torbay Council?

Paignton is situated in Torbay Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Torbay Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1158.63
B £1351.74
C £1544.84
D £1737.95
E £2124.16
F £2510.37
G £2896.58
H £3475.90

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Paignton?

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HM Land Registry fees or searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Paignton are fixed, - what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Paignton sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Paignton?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Paignton conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Paignton?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold property as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold houses or flats,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It can take weeks to collect these details if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Paignton - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build home in Paignton can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Paignton will need to be qualified to handle things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Paignton property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Paignton remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, we can assist.

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