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Reasons to use our Peterlee conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Peterlee estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 There is a distinct possibility the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Peterlee - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to be familiar
  • 3 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Peterlee property deals can become significantly more stressful due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Peterlee will be conducted by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s member panel.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Peterlee is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Peterlee since July 2021*


of terraced property, Bailey Rise, SR8 5EA completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £84,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties


of detached residence property, Edendale Terrace, SR8 4RD completing on 04/08/2021 at a price of £76,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers


of semi property, Yoden Avenue, SR8 4PT completing on 14/07/2021 at a price of £107,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi-detached premises, Springbank, SR8 1FA completing on 12/07/2021 at a price of £140,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peterlee

The Peterlee conveyancing firm handling our Peterlee conveyancing has uncovered an inconsistency when comparing the information in the valuation report and what is in the conveyancing documents. My lawyer says that he must check that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my lawyer’s stance legitimate?

Your lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

My husband and I are buying a newbuild apartment in Peterlee with a homeloan from The Royal Bank of Scotland.We like our Peterlee conveyancing solicitor but The Royal Bank of Scotland informed us he's not on their approved list of member firms. We have to appoint a The Royal Bank of Scotland panel solicitor or retain our local solicitor and fork out for one of their panel ones to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that solicitors needs to be on the The Royal Bank of Scotland approved list. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for The Royal Bank of Scotland

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Peterlee. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Having to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you must instruct a conveyancing solicitor soon as you will have a fast approaching a fixed date to complete the transaction. Every auction property should have an associated auction set of papers. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the legal papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You should pass this on to the solicitor instructed by you as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

How can we tell if a Peterlee conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Peterlee obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.

I'm in the process of viewing houses in Peterlee and I am about to put in an offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a home loan with Nottingham.

It would be wise to start your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the estate agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

Is it necessary to pay for insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when buying a residence in Peterlee?

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you could assume that lawyers delivering conveyancing in Peterlee to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in Peterlee I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Peterlee for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you require a mortgage that many years will be problematic. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

I have noted on various online forums that when selecting a conveyancing firm they must be approved by your mortgage company. I am first time buyer with but I have an AIP via Birmingham Midhshires and I already have a family conveyancing solicitor in Peterlee at the ready. Can Halifax need an approved conveyancer to be used? Does a list of panel solicitors even exist for my conveyancing in Peterlee?

You should choose a solicitor that is on the Halifax panel. The first thing to do is call your chosen Peterlee conveyancing lawyer to check if they are on the Halifax panel. If they are not on the panel you have numerous choices available to you here:

  • Complete the purchase with your existing Peterlee solicitor but Halifax will no doubt appoint a solicitor on their approved panel. This will result in additional fees and likely delay.
  • Choose a new conveyancing practitioner to conduct the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the Halifax conveyancing panel.
  • Appeal to your property lawyer to attempt to join the mortgage company panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Peterlee regulated by the SRA

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

  • Kirkup Lascelles & Creed, 25 Yoden Way, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 1BP
  • Kenneth M Barrow & Co Limited, 15-16 Adelaide Row, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7EF

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

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Sending draft papers to the lawyer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering further enquires from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and repaying the home loan (where relevant)

Peterlee commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Land use planning and environmental matters Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Options and guarantees Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites

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

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