I am planning to acquire a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Spennymoor who is on the Britannia solicitor. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Britannia in certain locations such as Spennymoor. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I can see plenty of information on this site regarding conveyancing in Spennymoor but can you isolate your top tip for choosing the right conveyancer in Spennymoor
It would be unwise to be tempted by the cheapest Spennymoor conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Spennymoor. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Spennymoor?
On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Spennymoor. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.
Having read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Spennymoor solicitor - who is on the Santander conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Santander will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Santander will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Spennymoor postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Santander, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Spennymoor.
I purchased a terraced Victorian property in Spennymoor. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should read 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 owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Spennymoor and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the work.
My husband and I are first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the property agent told us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we instruct their preferred solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Spennymoor
We suspect that the seller is not behind this demand. If they require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they understand (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to appoint your own,trusted Spennymoor conveyancing firm - rather thanthe ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing targets demanded by corporate headquarters.
I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Spennymoor. I I would like to check if they are on the bank's conveyancing panel. Can you assist?
It’s a good idea contact your lawyer to check if they are on the lender's approved list. Alternatively please call us and we can investigate and revert. Should the firm not be on the bank panel we we can help find a reputable conveyancing solicitor in Spennymoor on the approved list for your mortgage company.