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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Durham conveyancing

Main reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Durham

  • 1 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Durham have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Durham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative lawyers tell you it just might be important to visit your solicitor to execute contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Durham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Durham
  • 5 The Durham conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Durham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Durham since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Durham

We are purchasing a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Durham who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Lloyds . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Durham.

The Durham conveyancing lawyers that just started acting on my purchase in Durham have suddenly closed. I chose them because I had to have a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel and my previous Durham lawyer was not. I paid them money in advance. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to help.

I am assisting my aunt sell her flat in Durham. Does the conveyancer order an EPC or do I organise this?

After the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was kept a compulsory element of moving property. An energy performance certificate must be commissioned prior to the property being put on the market. This is not something that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are using a Durham conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with long established Durham providers

Are all Durham Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

Nationwide have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a flat in Durham has been agreed to, what happens next?

The property agent will want to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s panel). Call up Nationwide or your financial adviser and finalise any outstanding paperwork. Nationwide will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to arrange an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Nationwide will issue the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Durham.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Durham before retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Durham. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Durham especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Durham.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Durham and how can you help?

The 1954 Act affords security of tenure to commercial leaseholders, giving them the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and help with commercial conveyancing in Durham

Are the Durham conveyancing lawyers identified as being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by the lender?

Durham law firm practices and firms carrying out conveyancing in Durham themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the lender conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from the bank directly.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Durham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Barbara Thubron, 9 New Elvet, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3AQ
  • The Richmond Partnership Incorporating Richmond Anderson Goudie, Lumsdon House, 19 Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3HL
  • Freeman Johnson, 31 Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3JA
  • Emg Solicitors Limited, The Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
  • Swinburne Maddison Llp, Venture House, Aykley Heads Business Centre, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Durham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Durham 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

  • The Richmond Partnership Incorporating Richmond Anderson Goudie, Lumsdon House, 19 Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3HL
  • Freeman Johnson, 31 Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3JA
  • Emg Solicitors Limited, The Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
  • Swinburne Maddison Llp, Venture House, Aykley Heads Business Centre, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
  • Evans & Co, 33 Cheapside, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6QF

Durham commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Land use planning and environmental matters Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Extension of leases Offices, retail or industrial units Creating and negotiating new leases

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

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