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Reasons to use our Billingham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Billingham regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Billingham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 Experience means that Billingham solicitor have developed excellent connections with Billingham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Billingham.
  • 3 Billingham property lawyers work in partnership with Billingham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and support you need
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Billingham selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Billingham solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Billingham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Billingham since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Billingham

Recently contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Billingham who conducted the legals 18 months ago requesting a conveyancing quote based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold residence and a freehold premises) of similar values with a loan from Chelsea Building Society. I am now being quoted twice the amount. Stick with what I know or do I try and find an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?

The charges are a bit high. Where you are prepared to spend time comparing costs you may be able to shave off some of the expense by as much as £125. That being said, assuming were content with the assistance the firm provided you mightlive to regret choosing an a cheaper solicitor. If is important to ensure the solicitor can represent Chelsea Building Society. Do utilise our search tool to choose a Billingham conveyancing firm on the Chelsea Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Billingham.

Can the conveyancing lawyers indexed on your site conduct right to buy conveyancing in Billingham?

We have identified a number of conveyancing experts carrying out right to buy conveyancing matters Please e-mail the lawyers listed to secure a costs illustration.

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Billingham?

If you are buying a property in Billingham your solicitor will ask you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Normally this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the purchase price then this should be asked for immediately before contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is due should be transferred a couple of days prior to the completion date.

Please help - my lawyer says that lack of planning permission insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Billingham conveyancing?

The right level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

I have a mortgage with TSB for my property in Billingham. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform TSB?

You must advise TSB prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of TSB’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact TSB directly. You need not do this via a TSB conveyancing panel solicitor.

After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Billingham. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £225. A couple of days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me to say that they were not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Clydesdale panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial estate in Billingham?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Billingham will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Billingham. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Billingham.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Billingham it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Billingham commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Billingham.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property can not be found. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in Billingham 5 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?

Assuming you have a registered title the information relating to your proprietorship will be retained by the Land Registry under a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and obtain up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for £20 inclusive of VAT.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Billingham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Billingham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Billingham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Billingham. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Billingham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Billingham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Flexible Conveyancing, 15 Scarborough Street, TS24 7DA

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

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