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The borough of Torbay in Devon includes Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The main industry is tourism, although Brixham is a successful fishing port.

Torbay area has a wide range of affordable property available, including starter homes, chalets, family homes and retirement bungalows, plus several new housing developments. A planned regeneration of Torbay's waterfronts will see 500 new homes created including new apartments built on Torquay harbourside, plus new commercial premises in the 3 town centres.

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Torbay conveyancing FAQs

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

Torbay is situated in Torbay Council. Council tax bands in 2019 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 stamp duty will I have to pay?

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HM Land Registry fees or searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Torbay are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Torbay sale or purchase.

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

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Torbay conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 Torbay?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing 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 absent freeholders or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Torbay?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more difficult in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Torbay must undertake additional legal work, including collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in Torbay - do I need a solicitor?

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Torbay will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a flexible mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a flexible mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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