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5 reasons to use our service to help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Ferryhill

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Ferryhill 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.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative solicitors may claim it just might be important to attend your conveyancer to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 There is a strong possibility the other side’s conveyancers are located in Ferryhill - if so sets of solicitors will be less confrontational
  • 4 The Ferryhill conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Ferryhill
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal connections with Ferryhill selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ferryhill since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ferryhill

Can the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend execute auction conveyancing in Ferryhill?

There are a number of auction practitioners we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Ferryhill is one of the many locations in which our lawyers cover.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Ferryhill? What am I being asked for?

You are right in these requests have nothing to do with conveyancing in Ferryhill. Nowadays you will not be able to proceed with any conveyancing transaction without first providing proof of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence plus a council tax bill. Please note that if you are supplying your driving licence as proof of identification it must be both the paper part as well as the photo card part, one is not sufficient in the absence of the other.

Proof of your source of money is required under Money Laundering Regulations. Please do not be offended when you are asked to produce this as your conveyancer must retain this information on record. Your Ferryhill conveyancing lawyer will require evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any funds from you into their client account and they will also ask additional queries regarding the origin of funds.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Ferryhill. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Ferryhill?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the purchase money to the owner’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be able to receive the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

I happen to be the single recipient of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Ferryhill. The Ferryhill property was put into my name in December. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership will be treated the same way as though I had purchased the property in December. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be affected by that. How practical a view banks take of it, depend on the lender as this obligation is chiefly there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

We previously instructed conveyancing lawyers locally in Ferryhill on the Nottingham solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me a separate amount for dealing with the Nottingham mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Nottingham?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your property lawyer may levy a fee for this. This charge is not set by Nottingham but by your Ferryhill lawyer. Numerous firms on the Nottingham panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

My wife and I are selling our home in Ferryhill and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Ferryhill conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an internet conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Ferryhill. Having lived in Ferryhill for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one near me in Ferryhill I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Ferryhill for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

Back In 2007, I bought a leasehold flat in Ferryhill. Conveyancing and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in Ferryhill who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?

First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to incur the fees of a Ferryhill conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Ferryhill Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the tenants enjoy being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often retained where the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves. How long is the Lease? The answer will be important as a) areas could cause problems for the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate if maintenance are not paid for b) if the tenants have an issue with the managing agents you will want to know about it

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ferryhill

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ferryhill specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ferryhill regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ferryhill specialising in commercial conveyancing in Ferryhill. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Evans & Co, 33 Cheapside, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6QF
  • Riley Langdon Solicitors, Suite4 City West Business Park, St. Johns Road, Meadowfield, Durham, County Durham, DH7 8ER
  • The Barrington Law Partnership, Barrington Chambers, Victoria Avenue, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JH
  • Smith Roddam, 56 North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7PG
  • Hewitts, 207 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7EL

Planning law solicitors in Ferryhill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Ferryhill practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • The Barrington Law Partnership, Barrington Chambers, Victoria Avenue, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JH

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