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Reasons to use our Seaham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Seaham will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 2 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Seaham conveyancing can become a lot more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Seaham - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Seaham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Seaham lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Seaham home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Seaham since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Seaham

My wife and I are buying a 3 bedroom flat in Seaham with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Seaham conveyancer, but the lender says she’s not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the lender panel solicitors or keep our Seaham property lawyer and pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We regard this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms 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 Seaham conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

My wife and I are purchasing a house in Seaham. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to put funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

My conveyancer has informed me that missing deeds insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Seaham?

The right level of missing deeds indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Santander and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in November 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, TSB are being difficult. The Seaham solicitor who is on the TSB conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but TSB are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do TSB have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that TSB have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why TSB may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I have been told that property searches are a common cause of stalling in Seaham conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Seaham.

My wife and I own a renovated Edwardian property in Seaham. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Barclays Direct. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

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 proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Seaham and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Seaham. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Seaham

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

I need to consider costs for conveyancing in Seaham from three property lawyer and appoint one. Do I get them to hold tight until I a suitable house to buy.

You should only ask your conveyancing practitioner to open a file and submit searches once the offer has been agreed to on the property especially as Seaham conveyancing searches are a couple of hundred pounds.

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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
  • Clear View Law Limited, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA
  • Sweeney Miller Llp, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Seaham

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

  • Kirkup Lascelles & Creed, 25 Yoden Way, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 1BP
  • Sweeney Miller Llp, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA
  • Red Chevron Legal Services Ltd, Mowbray Villas, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7EA
  • Hodgson Coulthard & Co, Glendale House, 10 Church Street, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 4DN
  • Mark Cook Solicitors, 1st Floor, 22 Frederick Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1LT

Planning law solicitors in Seaham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Seaham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Longden Walker And Renney (solicitors) Limited, 14 John Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1HZ

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

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