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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paignton

I am purchasing a house for cash in Paignton. I have lived for the last twelve years in Paignton. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I have knowledge of the area and road very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Paignton conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your lawyer will try and steer you, no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but he has a professional duty to do this. Do consider; if you are intend to dispose of the house at a future date, it will likely be be of relevance to your future buyer what the searches disclose. Sometimes premises with day to day issues can still show up unfavourable search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Paignton will provide you some helpful advice in this regard.

The Paignton conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Paignton have suddenly shut down. I only went with them because I needed a firm on the Santander conveyancing panel and my previous Paignton lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What are my options?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Santander conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to assist.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Paignton. Now, I need the files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Paignton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am looking to sell my home. My previous conveyancers have shut. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Paignton if that affects matters.

You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Paignton. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

A conveyancing firm dealt with my conveyancing in Paignton half a dozen years past having retained my title documents but has since been shut down – What can I do to get hold of these?

Title deeds, as such, are no longer appropriate for the majority of homes in Paignton are archived electronically at Land Registry. Should you need to establish evidence of proprietorship or are disposing of or refinancing your conveyancer will need to obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.

If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to filerequest@clc-uk.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned with reasonable haste.

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