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Top 5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Consett

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Consett - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Consett estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with 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.
  • 4 No matter what any other companies inform you it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 Consett lawyers work in conjunction with Consett estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress throughout

Examples of recent conveyancing in Consett since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Consett

Is there a reason to appoint a Consett conveyancing practice given that national alternatives are cheap by comparison?

By all means make sure that you get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Consett and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t become consumed with searching for the lowest priced Consett conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted solicitor. An e-mail can never replace a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of continuity that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated as to progress making sure that you are never in the dark. If you ever need to call the firm you will be sure who to ask for and they will ensure you are kept fully informed.

It is is a decade since I bought my home in Consett. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been appointed on the sale but I am unable to locate my deeds. Will this cause complications?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be kept by the mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the lawyers who acted in the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Consett involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.

My lender has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Consett but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Consett or nearer to where I live. Can you assist?

The minority of Consett conveyancing practitioners are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Use the above find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Consett conveyancing solicitor on the on the mortgage company panel.

I am buying a new build apartment in Consett. 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.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Consett

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Consett is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Consett are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Consett you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 Consett may decide 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.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Consett from the perspective of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Consett can be avoided if you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ conveyancers.
  • If you have the benefit of shareholding in the Management Company, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Obtaining a duplicate share certificate is often a time consuming formality and slows down many a Consett home move. If a duplicate share certificate is needed, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this sooner rather than later. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but you should verify this via your conveyancers. A buyer’s conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is less than 75 years. It is therefore essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. Many freeholders or managing agents in Consett levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should find out the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most common reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Consett. If you have carried out any alterations to the premises would they have required Landlord’s consent? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Consett leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or laying down wooden flooring calls for a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such works. Should you dont have the approvals in place do not contact the landlord without contacting your lawyer in the first instance.

I am the registered owner of a leasehold flat in Consett, conveyancing was carried out 6 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Consett with over 90 years remaining are worth £170,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2098

With 78 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £7,600 and £8,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Consett

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Consett with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Bennett Richmond, 33 Front Street, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5AB
  • Giles Hunter Partnership, 16 Victoria Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5BQ
  • Power Scott, 16 Clifford Road, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0AB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Consett regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Consett with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Consett. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Giles Hunter Partnership, 16 Victoria Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5BQ
  • Swinburne Snowball And Jackson, 2 Edith Street, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5DW
  • Power Scott, 16 Clifford Road, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0AB
  • Nicholson Martin Legge & Miller, 11 Thorneyholme Terrace, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0BL

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Consett regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Consett but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Maskery & Co, 63a Medomsley Road, DH8 5HQ

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