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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Birtley

Is there a reason to instruct a Birtley conveyancing company when web based alternatives are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to shop around for conveyancing costs in Birtley and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t become consumed with searching for the cheapest Birtley conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a smooth and a frustrating house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist conveyancer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of continuity that you will never get with an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you on any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. Should you need to contact the firm you will know who to ask for and they will be sure you are in the know.

We are planning to acquire a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Birtley who is on the Yorkshire BS solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Yorkshire BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Birtley.

My husband and I wish to acquire a 1 bedroom flat in Birtley with a residential mortgage from Bank of Ireland.We like our Birtley conveyancing practitioner but Bank of Ireland informed us his firm is not on their approved list of firms. It seems we have little choice but to instruct a Bank of Ireland panel lawyer or keep our preferred solicitor and fork out for a Bank of Ireland panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The loan issued to you contains various provisions, a common one being that solicitors needs to be on the Bank of Ireland approved list. Until recently, most banks had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland

I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Birtley. Now, I need my documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Birtley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Birtley ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to grant a loan on such a property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Birtley. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Birtley to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

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