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Main reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Billingham

  • 1 Chances are that the other side’s solicitors are located in Billingham - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar
  • 2 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Billingham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Billingham conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Billingham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move
  • 5 Billingham property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Billingham home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Billingham since June 2022*

Sale

of semi property, Dunbar Road, TS23 2EN completing on 27/06/2022 at a price of £126,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title

Transfer

of semi premises, Melrose Avenue, TS23 2JR completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £126,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of house residence, Malvern Road, TS23 2PQ completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £105,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Transfer

of house premises, Stainton Road, TS22 5HX completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £228,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Billingham

Our conveyancer has discovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Billingham. The seller’s lawyers have put forward defective title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will pay for it. Our solicitor says that he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?

Notwithstanding that you have a mortgage offer from the bank does not mean to say that the property will meet their conditions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. You and the mortgage company are the client. These conveyancing instructions have to be complied with.

Various internet forums that I have come across warn that are the main cause of delay in Billingham house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Billingham.

About to purchase a new build flat in Billingham. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Billingham

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Billingham prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders may not give a mortgage on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Billingham. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Billingham to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Billingham. Conveyancing and The Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Billingham who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to incur the fees of a Billingham conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Billingham Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to buying

    How much is the service charge and ground rent on the property? What is the name of the managing agents? Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that could add a premium to the maintenance costs?

My partner is purchasing a shared ownership flat in Billingham. He has received an estimate by the conveyancing practitioner connected to the selling agents and it came to £1250 . It was fifteen years ago I sold and bought a home and it cost was £450. Have fees really gone up that much?

What does the conveyancing estimate include? Is it just for the legal fees, or what you will be paying in total (for instance Billingham searches, land registry fees, etc)

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Billingham regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Billingham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • 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 Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Billingham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Billingham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Billingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Billingham practicing in planning law. This could include advice on special planning controls
  • 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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