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Reasons to use our Barnard Castle conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Barnard Castle conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Barnard Castle
  • 2 Over the years Barnard Castle conveyancer have established very good working relationships with Barnard Castle local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your conveyancing in Barnard Castle.
  • 3 Barnard Castle solicitors are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Barnard Castle is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Our site offers largest residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Barnard Castle regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Barnard Castle since June 2022*


of terraced premises, Wellington Road, DL12 8AT completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £305,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties


of house property, Bartlemere, DL12 8LR completing on 15/07/2022 at a price of £210,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers


of terraced residence, , DL12 9UU completing on 20/06/2022 at a price of £200,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnard Castle

I am in need of a property lawyer. Should I go for for a nationwide conveyancer or a local Barnard Castle conveyancing lawyer?

Generally conveyancing practitioners in your area will benefit from good connections with your local authority, which can assist with the Barnard Castle conveyancing searches that your lawyer will require. It can only be a plus if they have strong connections with the Local Land Registry Office your area Barnard Castle, other lawyers in the area and Barnard Castle property agents.

Our Barnard Castle solicitor has spotted a discrepancy when comparing the surveyor’s assumptions in the home valuation survey and what is revealed within the conveyancing documents. My solicitor informs me that he is duty bound to ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s approach legitimate?

Your conveyancing practitioner must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

About to place an offer on a leasehold apartment in Barnard Castle. The property agents assure me that it is the norm for flats in Barnard Castle to have less than 75 years remaining. I am obtaining a loan with Bank of Ireland. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 69 years remaining.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 19/9/2022 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

I acquired my home on 12 February and my personal details is yet to be registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Barnard Castle advises it would be registered inside ten days. Are properties in Barnard Castle uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Barnard Castle is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any third persons or bodies. Currently in the region of 80% of such applications are fully addressed within 12 days but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Registration is effected after the buyer is living at the property therefore 'speed' is not always an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

We are four weeks into a leasehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the local agent to handle our conveyancing in Barnard Castle. I am not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

They would have to be very poor in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage offer been sent? If so you must make them aware of the new contact details and ensure the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the banks panel to avoid added fees and delays. So that should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool should help you find a bank approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Barnard Castle

Being a tenant I am liable for a maintenance contribution for my ground floor flat in Barnard Castle. As a result of poor financial planning I slipped into arrears with payments. The freeholders agreed a payment plan but there is still two remaining to be paid.

I now wish to dispose of the property and I am worried this can threaten to derail the sale if I have to discharge the arrears now. Do I have to settle before - is this achievable?

You should clarify with the solicitor handling your Barnard Castle conveyancing but it might be possible to agree for the debt to be passed to the purchasers. The final price they pay would be adjusted to reflect the amount of debt they assume. They would then deal with the outstanding monies once they are the owners.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Barnard Castle

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Barnard Castle with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Mcgarry & Co, 21 Galgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8EQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Barnard Castle regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Barnard Castle with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Barnard Castle. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Mcgarry & Co, 21 Galgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8EQ

Home buying conveyancing in Barnard Castle usually entails the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Barnard Castle property searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers received from the owner’s solicitor
  • Raising questions with the seller’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Assessing replies supplied by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HMLR.

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