Find a Durham Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Durham

Do the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site carry out attended exchange conveyancing in Durham?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct personalised exchanges. You should contact us to receive a fee calculation and details as to availability.

I am selling my flat in Durham. Will the conveyancer have to be required to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently at the moment.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Durham. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Now that you have to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you will need to hire the services of a conveyancing lawyer quickly as you are faced with a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the property. Every auction property should have an associated legal set of papers. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You must pass this on to the conveyancer instructed by you ASAP. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Durham. Do I pick up the keys to the house on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Durham?

On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Durham. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the owner’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Durham off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Aldermore. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Aldermore, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.

Do I need to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when buying a house in Durham?

Unless a previous purchase of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you could assume that conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Durham to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Is it possible to transfer to a new firm as I have to appoint a firm on the TSB conveyancing list. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Durham round the corner but the firm is not approved by TSB

It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Durham on the TSB panel. Please note that the solicitors that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Durham. In utilising search facility on this page, you can compare costs for conveyancing solicitors in Durham and throughout England and Wales.

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