Conveyancing Solicitors in Tavistock

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Conveyancing in Tavistock

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer. handled by a solicitor or licenced conveyancer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Tavistock, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Tavistock and West Devon clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Launceston, Liskeard, Plymouth and Saltash

Tavistock Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Tavistock

A town in Devon, Tavistock is known for its historic market, the grandeur of Bedford Square, and its proximity to Dartmoor National Park.

With good bus services to Plymouth, and road links via the A386, Tavistock is conveniently located. The town has a population of approximately 13,000.

Tavistock house prices

The average price paid for a property in Tavistock between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Tavistock (2023/24)

Tavistock is in West Devon Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,564.53
B £1,825.28
C £2,086.03
D £2,346.79
E £2,868.30
F £3,389.81
G £3,911.32
H £4,693.58

What does a property lawyer do?

A property lawyer will handle the legal aspects of buying a property. They will raise enquires of the seller, order searches, review contracts, and fulfil post-completion formalities, such as paying Stamp Duty and HMLR registration.

Tavistock conveyancing solicitors could also undertake checks for issues related to flood risk, radon and tin mining searches.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying a shared-ownership property or purchasing a second home, your solicitor must also complete legal work for your bank or building society.

If your property lawyer isn't accepted on your bank or building society's panel, it may take many weeks longer to complete the purchase.

More than 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Tavistock transaction smoothly.

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Buying a property in a conservation area

When you buy a property in a conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will need to check for restrictions on how you can use the property, which could include noise level restrictions, and parking issues. Conservation areas in Tavistock and the West Devon local authority include Horrabridge, South Tawton, Throwleigh and Broadwood-Kelly.

Buying a listed building

There are more than half a million listed properties across the country - around 2,990 of which are in West Devon Borough Council.

Tavistock listed buildings and properties include:

  • 7 West Street, Tavistock, West Devon, Devon
  • 13-18 Dolvin Road, Tavistock, West Devon, Devon
  • St Rumons Primary School, Dolvin Road, Tavistock, West Devon, Devon
  • Whitchurch House, Tavistock, Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon
  • 1,2 And 2A, Dolvin Road, Tavistock, West Devon, Devon

Listed properties can be a joy to own, but they come with their share of complexities. Our experienced panel of solicitors will clarify what duties your ownership will impose. Examples include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, required consent for landscaping and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration.

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New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Tavistock can be complicated.

An experienced solicitor in Tavistock must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, ensuring compliance with planning regulations and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Build Assure.

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

Leasehold flats

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and excessive freehold premiums.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Tavistock

As part of the property selling process in Tavistock, your conveyancing solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the draft contract and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms.

Responsibilities include responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor and resolving any potential issues.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your lawyer will also coordinate with both sides, such as agents, managing agents and lenders.

I am selling a leasehold property in Tavistock - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is much more protracted than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Tavistock will usually undertake additional legal work, which could include requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a Tavistock conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible, and preferably before going on the market.

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Remortgaging a property in Tavistock

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you instruct, your solicitor must be able to act for your chosen mortgage lender.

Quittance panel solicitors can act for over 100 banks and building societies, so whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from Virgin Money or taking out a home reversion mortgage from Bluestone, we can assist.

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Transfer of equity in Tavistock

If you are looking to change the ownership structure of your property, whether you are gifting a property, adding your spouse to the deeds or dealing with inheritance tax planning, a transfer of equity is required. Your conveyancer will complete all the necessary paperwork for a low, fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Tavistock?

Getting a quote is simple - but knowing what the quote does and does not include can be tricky.

Solicitors' fees

These legal fees are paid to your conveyancer for the work they complete on your behalf. Your solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Your quote should also list any disbursements, which are costs paid to third parties on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check the quote for hidden costs

Some firms include extra costs in the small print. This can mean a higher final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, double-check for additional fees or charges.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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