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Reasons to use our Hurworth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Hurworth lawyer are the key to a successful Hurworth conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Hurworth conveyancers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 The Hurworth conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Hurworth
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Hurworth 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 would hope for.
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal links with Hurworth selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hurworth since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hurworth

When will exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Hurworth and do I need to be at the lawyers branch?

Where you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Hurworth you are invited in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the firms we work with supply a countrywide conveyancing service and provide as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hurworth)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Hurworth. The Hurworth property was put into my name in October. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship could be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the property in October. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be impacted by that. Some mortgage companies would take a practical view as this obligation is principally there to capture subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

I have paid off my mortgage with Co-operative. I assume I don't need a Hurworth lawyer on the Co-operative panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Co-operative mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Co-operative mortgage from the register. Co-operative, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Co-operative has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Co-operative has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Co-operative mortgage has been paid off.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Hurworth. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of hinderance in Hurworth house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Hurworth.

I have a renovated Georgian house in Hurworth. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Bank of Ireland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hurworth and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the work.

Am I best advised to go with a Hurworth conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am buying? We have a good friend who can carry out the legal formalities but his firm is located 300miles drive away.

The benefit of a local Hurworth conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute documents, hand in your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Hurworth know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and in the main were happy that should trump using an unfamiliar Hurworth conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.

There are only Seventy years unexpired on my lease in Hurworth. I now wish to get lease extension but my landlord is missing. What are my options?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to locate the freeholder. For most situations a specialist should be useful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document to be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Hurworth.

I purchased a basement flat in Hurworth, conveyancing was carried out March 1996. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent properties in Hurworth with a long lease are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2088

With only 66 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £12,400 and £14,200 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues 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 based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hurworth regulated by the SRA

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

  • Latimer Hinks Solicitors Limited, 5-8 Priestgate, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 1NL
  • Close Thornton Llp, 2 Duke Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7AB
  • Clark Willis Law Firm Llp, 105 Bondgate, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7LB
  • Donnelly Mcardle Adamson Solicitors, 56 Duke Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7AN
  • Blackett Hart & Pratt Llp, Westgate House, Faverdale, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 0PZ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Hurworth regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hurworth but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Key Legal (north East) Limited, 65 Duke Street , DL3 7SD

Planning law solicitors in Hurworth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hurworth specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Clark Willis Law Firm Llp, 105 Bondgate, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7LB
  • Blackett Hart & Pratt Llp, Westgate House, Faverdale, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 0PZ

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

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