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Conveyancing in Teignmouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Teignmouth's nearest station is Teignmouth and the nearest airport to Teignmouth is Exeter International Airport.

Teignmouth hospital is relatively close to Teignmouth.

Q.

I am looking for a firm that offers cheap conveyancing in Teignmouth. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

A.

The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many property buyers and sellers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many law firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement.

Q.

My husband and I are buying in Teignmouth. Can we check if the residence is in a conservation area?

A.

Areas considered to be of historical merit, like stretches of canals, may be designated as conservation areas. These restrictions create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities, but the benefits include better maintained homes and gardens. Your solicitor will advise further.

Q.

The estate agent we are using in Arundel has named a solicitor who they generally use. Is it a good idea to instruct this firm?

A.

The agent will usually endorse a conveyancing solicitor, however, these referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as the agent may prefer to suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

Q.

What length of time does we budget for conveyancing take, according to your estimates?

A.

On average, the time required to transfer a residence will vary, according to a broad set of issues, for example, where a party does not quickly respond an enquiry. With our Teignmouth property specialists, a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is undertaken with the utmost care and speed.

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We are intending to buy a 1930s property in a designated Teignmouth conservation area. How do I uncover more details relating to the standard of repair?

A.

Local conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Teignbridge) who manage everything from public spaces to the thwarting of plastic box signs.

English Heritage, a government body, have assembled a detailed list about the state of repair of conservation areas along with the risk of a worsening of the condition of the area.

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Do we need a chancel search if I am buying in the parish of Huish?

A.

The conveyancing lawyer could advise a chancel search. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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Do you recommend taking precautions to get out of paying stamp duty tax?

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We do not advise home movers undertake any form of stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are expensive and unreliable.

Q.

Are there many lenders with Teignmouth offices?

A.

The Homeward Legal partnership have worked with all the major lenders financing Teignmouth buyers. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Teignmouth include Dart Mortgage & Insurance Services, 51 Northumberland Pl, Teignmouth, TQ148DE.

 
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