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Examples of recent conveyancing in Ferryhill since June 2022*

Disposal

of semi-detached residence, Lime Road, DL17 8DL completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £76,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Transfer

of terraced premises, Elm Road, DL17 8DG completing on 15/07/2022 at a price of £100,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of semi-detached property, West View, DL17 8AQ completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £62,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of semi property, Neale Street, DL17 8NB completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £55,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ferryhill

My best friend’s mother is a conveyancer. I am hopeful that I'll be able to get mate’s pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Ferryhill?

It’s wise to obtain two or three conveyancing estimates. Make use of our search tool on this site. You will notice that charges may vary but the service one can expect differ between law firms as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

The Ferryhill conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Ferryhill have suddenly closed. I only went with them because I had to have a lawyer on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel and my preferred Ferryhill lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What should be my next steps?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Coventry BS 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 may be able to assist.

I have been advised by my conveyancer that lack of right of way insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Ferryhill conveyancing?

The appropriate level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

We were going to get a OIP from RBS this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do RBS recommend any Ferryhill solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Ferryhill solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the RBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and RBS through the process.

I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Ferryhill. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an upfront payment of £175. A few days later, the conveyancing practitioner contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Virgin Money panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Ferryhill?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Ferryhill will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Ferryhill. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Ferryhill.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Ferryhill it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Ferryhill commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Ferryhill.

I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Ferryhill ahead of appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks will not grant a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Ferryhill. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Ferryhill especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Ferryhill.

I have been advised by a number of selling agents in Ferryhill to get a quote from a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to market your lawyers ahead of another?

We don’t make any financial incentive for sending work our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ferryhill

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Ferryhill with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Ferryhill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ferryhill with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • The Barrington Law Partnership, Barrington Chambers, Victoria Avenue, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JH

Domestic conveyancing in Ferryhill normally comprises the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Ferryhill property searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation collated by the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising queries with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Considering the replies given by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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