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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Ferryhill house move

Main reasons to let us assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Ferryhill

  • 1 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Ferryhill regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 The Ferryhill conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Ferryhill
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Ferryhill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 The firms listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ferryhill since July 2021*


of semi-detached residence, Southside, DL17 8EU completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £107,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence residence, Upper Church Street, DL16 6HU completing on 09/08/2021 at a price of £67,500. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities


of terraced residence, Howard Close, DL17 9LF completing on 11/08/2021 at a price of £109,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities


of terraced residence, Windsor Terrace, DL17 9JB completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £52,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ferryhill

Why would I use a Ferryhill conveyancing practice given that web based alternatives are so much cheaper?

Its a good idea to compare conveyancing costs in Ferryhill and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t be focused with scouring the internet for the cheapest Ferryhill conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a stressful home move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted conveyancer. Emails can't replace a phone call and are no substitute for a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of personalised service that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you on headway making sure that you are never in the dark. Should you need to contact the office you will know who you need to speak to and they will be sure you are kept fully informed.

My brother and I have recently acquired a house in Ferryhill. We have noticed several issues with the property which we suspect were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Ferryhill?

The query is vague as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Ferryhill. Conveyancing searches and investigations undertaken during the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, the vendor fills in a document known as a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information proves to be inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Ferryhill.

At what point can the exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Ferryhill and do I need to be at the conveyancers branch?

If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Ferryhill you are welcome to come in to sign documents. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the solicitor to address the formalities when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Ferryhill)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Ferryhill. My lender is Chelsea Building Society

Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 14/10/2021, the requirements read as follows :

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Ferryhill?

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Ferryhill and Solicitor firms in Ferryhill who provide Conveyancing services It is important to make clear that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. Both can conduct other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from Santander as we wish to conduct renovations to our property in Ferryhill. Do we need to choose a high street Ferryhill solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Santander do not ordinarily require firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Santander panel.

We were going to get a DIP from UBS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do UBS recommend any Ferryhill solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

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

I am four weeks into a freehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the estate agent to do our conveyancing in Ferryhill. We are not happy. Can you help me find new conveyancers?

They would need to be really poor to suggest changing them. Has the loan offer been sent? If so you must inform them of the new solicitor and have the offer are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid escalating costs and delays. So that should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a bank approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Ferryhill

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ferryhill

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ferryhill with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ferryhill practicing in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • The Barrington Law Partnership, Barrington Chambers, Victoria Avenue, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JH

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

  • Lawyer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the property lawyer representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional enquires from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions raised by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (where appropriate)

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

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