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  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Bishop Auckland are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Bishop Auckland and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative companies say it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to execute documents. There are enough parties engaged in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Bishop Auckland has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Bishop Auckland property lawyers work in conjunction with Bishop Auckland estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 5 Bishop Auckland property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Bishop Auckland conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bishop Auckland since July 2021*


of house premises, Russell Street, DL14 7PT completing on 04/08/2021 at a price of £80,001. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of house property, Queens Road, DL14 7LX completing on 16/08/2021 at a price of £69,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor


of terraced premises, Bedford Place, DL14 6TQ completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £75,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced property, Dixon Way, DL14 8NH completing on 04/08/2021 at a price of £112,000. 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

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishop Auckland

I chose a high street firm for my conveyancing in Bishop Auckland recently. After carefully reading the small print I noteI am liable for charges even if the sale doesn't happen. Should I go with them or select a web based firm promoting no move no charge conveyancing in Bishop Auckland?

It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Completion No Fee" is offered then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be uplifted to offset the transactions that abort. Also remember that such arrangements tend not to cover expenditure for example Bishop Auckland conveyancing search costs.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Bishop Auckland is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Bishop Auckland and elsewhere usually warrants extra work compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes reviewing the lease, communicating with the landlord about the service of appropriate notices, securing current service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first granted.

I am helping my step-mother sell her house in Bishop Auckland. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy performance certificate or it is for me to coordinate?

Following the abolition of HIPs, energy performance certificates was maintained a mandatory part of selling a property. An EPC should be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. It is not a task that lawyers normally arrange. If you are instructing a Bishop Auckland conveyancing lawyer they may be able to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with reputable Bishop Auckland accredited person

My lawyer has informed me that breach of easement insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Bishop Auckland conveyancing?

The appropriate level of breach of easement indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Barclays and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

I have finally had an offer on an apartment in Bishop Auckland accepted, the vendors do however have a connected purchase. The sellers have offered on a property, but it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have instructed a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Bishop Auckland. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Co-operative started?

It is usual to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (home loan application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Bishop Auckland conveyancing search costs, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your solicitor is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Regarding the subsequent steps this very much depends on the specifics of your case, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market some purchasers will apply for a home loan with Co-operative and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they request their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with the conveyancing in Bishop Auckland.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Bishop Auckland?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Bishop Auckland. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Bishop Auckland is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Bishop Auckland are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Bishop Auckland you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bishop Auckland 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 property.

My conveyancers in Bishop Auckland have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the lender. Is it case that being on the lender conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?

Different lenders have different requirements but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the bank Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the lender directly.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bishop Auckland

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bishop Auckland practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Smith Roddam, 56 North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7PG
  • The Barrington Law Partnership, Barrington Chambers, Victoria Avenue, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JH
  • Hewitts, 207 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7EL
  • Meikles Solicitors Llp, 2 Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 7SE
  • Evans & Co, 33 Cheapside, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6QF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bishop Auckland regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bishop Auckland specialising in commercial conveyancing in Bishop Auckland. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Smith Roddam, 56 North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7PG
  • The Barrington Law Partnership, Barrington Chambers, Victoria Avenue, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JH
  • Hewitts, 207 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7EL
  • Evans & Co, 33 Cheapside, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6QF

Domestic in Bishop Auckland is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to further questions from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if relevant)

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

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