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  • 1 The firms shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Our site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Bamburgh will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with Bamburgh selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 No matter what any other lawyers tell you it may be important to attend your solicitor to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Bamburgh - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to be less confrontational

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bamburgh since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bamburgh

My wife and I are hoping to acquire a 3 bedroom apartment in Bamburgh with a mortgage. We have a Bamburgh lawyer, however the bank says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel conveyancing practices or keep our Bamburgh conveyancing practitioner as well as pay for one of their panel lawyers to act for them. This feels very unfair; are we not able to demand that the mortgage company use our Bamburgh conveyancing practitioner ?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Bamburgh conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My wife and I are refinancing our maisonette in Bamburgh with Barclays. We have a son 19 who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Barclays conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his rights to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Barclays. This is solely used to protect Barclays if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Barclays had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to use their panel solicitor as I would much rather instruct a Bamburgh based conveyancing firm?

You should check but the the likelihood is that give you one of their panel conveyancers where you want the "fee-free" incentive. Contact the bank and ask if they make available a monetary alternative. In the past a few lenders offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case that money can go towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Bamburgh.

I just bought a property at auction in Bamburgh. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Now that you have legally committed yourself to purchase you must choose a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you now have a tight deadline in which to complete the purchase. All auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your conveyancer requires. If you have purchased leasehold premises the auction pack should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You must hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

This question may be naive but I am unseasoned as a 1st time buyer of a ground floor flat in Bamburgh. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Bamburgh?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the owner’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be able to receive the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Santander are being difficult. The Bamburgh solicitor who is on the Santander conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Santander are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Santander have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Santander have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Santander may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I'm remortgaging my existing home to a BTL loan with Halifax and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on a second property. The location we are talking about is Bamburgh. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the transactions?

Make use of our search tool on this site to check that the lawyers are approved by both lenders. Having checked that they are your conveyancer will be able to connect the two transactions but you should have a chat with you lawyer and communicate your expectations and requirements.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Bamburgh for my home move. Can I check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

Members of the public can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training purposes.

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Residential conveyancing in Bamburgh usually entails the following:

  • Lawyer instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Examining the title to the premises
  • Undertaking Bamburgh conveyancing searches for the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers forwarded by the seller’s solicitor
  • Raising questions with the seller’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Going through replies given by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

Home selling conveyancing in Bamburgh usually comprises the following:

  • Property lawyer instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to supplemental enquires from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (if appropriate)

Whether you are going through a divorce or breakup or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Bamburgh has some of the following tasks:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (where appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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Belford
Bamburgh
Chathill
Beadnell
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*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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