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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whickham

I am buying a house mortgage free in Whickham. I have resided for the previous 15 years in Whickham. Conveyancing searches are expensive. Given that I know the area and road very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a home loan, then all but one or two of the Whickham conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your solicitor will 'advise', no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches done, but she has a professional duty to do this. Do take into account; if you are intend to dispose of the house in the future, it could be of interest to your future buyer what the searches determine. There are plenty of instances where houses with functional issues can still show up unexpected search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Whickham should provide you some practical advice here.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Whickham. I have a mortgage offer with Barclays. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have 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 Barclays, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Whickham. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Most 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. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

About to purchase maisonette in Whickham. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Whickham property lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.

The deeds to our property are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Whickham 4 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?

These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will be aware exactly where to locate all the relevant documentation so you can purchase or sell your property without a hitch. If duplicates are not available, your conveyancer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.

I am selling my home. My previous solicitors closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Whickham if that makes things easier.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Whickham. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Whickham for my home move. Can I review a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor call for training requirements.

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