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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.

Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised County Durham conveyancers for over 130 lenders.


Recently asked questions about conveyancing in County Durham

What guidance do you have for searching for commercial conveyancing in County Durham?

First ask your friends and family who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Second, search the web for conveyancing in County Durham. Telephone two or three listed and ask them to email you their conveyancing fee calculations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee the legal process beforecommitting.

Option 3 is to use our search tool to help you find the right lawyers for you based on your personal expectations including the type of property,timings, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Don't take the bait of ninety nine pound conveyancing in County Durham

I own a freehold premises in County Durham but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in County Durham and has limited impact for conveyancing in County Durham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

I am intent on selling our home in County Durham and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. Any high street County Durham lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in County Durham. Having lived in County Durham for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. Are they able to advise? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

I'm purchasing my first flat in County Durham with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The estate agent advised me not inform my lawyer about this extras as it could affect my loan with Clydesdale. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have been advised by a couple of local property agents in County Durham to select a property lawyer using your seach tool. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your services over and above another?

We don’t offer any commission for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

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