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Main reasons to let us help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Seaham

  • 1 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Seaham are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Seaham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Seaham property lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Seaham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Seaham since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seaham

AssumingI were to buy a simple residential propertyin Seaham for cash and have no survey and no local authority searches how much would I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Seaham?

The sole saving you would make on is the costs for searches. A solicitor is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, liaising with the sellers conveyancer, SDLT submission, register the ownership etc. A slight saving might be made by not needing to register a mortgage but it won't be meaningful.

What will a local search tell me about the property we're buying in Seaham?

Seaham conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Searches UK The local search is essential in every Seaham conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject areas.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Seaham?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Seaham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Seaham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Seaham come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because new home sellers in Seaham tend to buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Seaham or who has acted in the same development.

Is it best to use a Seaham conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? An old friend can deal with the conveyancing however they are based approximately 350kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Seaham conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to sign documents, hand in your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Seaham know how is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were happy that should surpass using an unfamiliar Seaham conveyancing lawyer just because they are Seaham based.

My property lawyer in Seaham has requested from me ID documents asserting that this forms part of his legal duty as a solicitor on the bank Conveyancing panel. Is this right?

Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the bank. This is not specific to conveyancing in Seaham

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Seaham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Kenneth M Barrow & Co Limited, 15-16 Adelaide Row, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7EF
  • Kirkup Lascelles & Creed, 25 Yoden Way, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 1BP
  • Cullen Hammond Limited, Regus House, 4 Admiral Way, Doxford International Business, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 3XW
  • Sweeney Miller Llp, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA
  • Clear View Law Limited, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Seaham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Seaham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Seaham. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Naughtons Solicitors Llp, 1-2 Adelaide Row, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7EF
  • Kirkup Lascelles & Creed, 25 Yoden Way, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 1BP
  • Red Chevron Legal Services Ltd, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA
  • Sweeney Miller Llp, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA
  • Clear View Law Limited, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Seaham but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Hastie Conveyancing, 33 Frederick Street, SR1 1LN

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

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