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Find a County Durham Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in County Durham? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your County Durham conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in County Durham

Is there a reason to use a County Durham conveyancing company when internet based alternatives are cheap by comparison?

By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in County Durham and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t become consumed with sourcing the lowest priced County Durham conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a frustrating house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist conveyancer. An e-mail can never take the place of a telephone conversation and can never replicate a one to one meeting. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of personalised service that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. He or She will update you as to any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. If you ever need to call the office you will be sure who you need to speak to and we'll be sure you are kept fully informed.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in County Durham is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in County Durham and elsewhere usually necessitates additional due diligence compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes lease investigation, communicating with the landlord about serving required notices, procuring up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first entered into.

We are buying a flat in County Durham. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? On completion day we have to deposit our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

A relative pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in County Durham there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in County Durham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external variations. Part of the conveyancing in County Durham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in County Durham. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

I have a 4 bedroom Victorian house in County Durham. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Skipton Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in County Durham and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

We are four weeks into a freehold purchase having been directed to solicitors by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in County Durham. We are not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?

They would need to be very bad in order to consider replacing them. Has your loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you need to make them aware of the new contact details and get the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the banks approved list to avoid supplemental fees and complications. That should be your first question of the new lawyers. The find a solicitor tool can assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in County Durham

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