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Reasons to use our Billingham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Billingham conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Billingham
  • 2 Billingham solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Billingham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal connections with Billingham selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors are located in Billingham - if so sets of solicitors are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Billingham will be conducted by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Billingham since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Billingham

Our Billingham lawyer has identified a discrepancy between the surveyor’s assumptions in the valuation report and what is in the legal papers for the property. My lawyer says that he is obliged to check that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my solicitor’s course or action right?

Your property lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements 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 you.

I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Billingham. I I would like to check if they are on the Aldermore approved list of lawyers. Could you or the lender confirm if they are on the panel?

The first thing to do is e-mail your conveyancer and ask them if they can act for the bank. Alternatively you should get in touch with Aldermore who may be able to assist.

Will my solicitor be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Billingham.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Billingham. Plenty of people will acquire a house in Billingham, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that may be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Billingham. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to determine whether the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could issue a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect reply. A buyer’s lawyers should also carry out an enviro search. This should disclose if there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be conducted.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Billingham is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Billingham are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Billingham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Billingham may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for purchase conveyancing in Billingham. I have land on a web site which appears to be the ideal answer If it is possible to get all the legals done via phone that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Billingham conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Billingham conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you speak with several firms including non Billingham conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be of use:

    If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? What volume of lease extensions has the firm completed in Billingham in the last 12 months?

Billingham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying

    Please note that where the lease has less than eighty years it will impact the salability of the flat. It is worth checking with your bank that they are willing to lend given the lease term. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth discovering what this would cost. For most Billinghamlease extensions you would be be obliged to have been the owner of the premises for 24 months before you are eligible to extend the lease. The answer will be important as a) areas can cause problems in the building as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where maintenance are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the managing agents you will need to have all the details

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Billingham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Billingham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Cochranes Law Firm Limited, 67 Queensway, Billingham, Cleveland, TS23 2LU
  • Matthew Wilkinson Solicitors Ltd, 39 Albert Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS1 1NS
  • Punch Robson, 35 Albert Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS1 1NU
  • Vickers Chisman & Wishlade, 32-33 Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 1SX
  • Wren Martin, 8 Nelson Terrace, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 1NH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Billingham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Billingham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Billingham. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Cochranes Law Firm Limited, 67 Queensway, Billingham, Cleveland, TS23 2LU
  • Punch Robson, 35 Albert Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS1 1NU
  • Vickers Chisman & Wishlade, 32-33 Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 1SX
  • Wren Martin, 8 Nelson Terrace, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 1NH
  • Newbys, 10 Finkle Street, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 1AS

Planning law solicitors in Billingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Billingham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • The Endeavour Partnership Llp, Tobias House, St. Marks Court, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS17 6QW
  • Jacksons Commercial & Private Law Llp, Innovation House, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3TN

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

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