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  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors are based in Sedgefield - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be less confrontational
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Sedgefield regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Sedgefield lawyers work in partnership with Sedgefield estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 The practices identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal connections with Sedgefield selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sedgefield since July 2021*


of house premises, The Lane, TS21 3BE completing on 12/08/2021 at a price of £146,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title


of detached residence property, Claremont Grove, TS21 2JR completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £235,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities


of terraced property, Millclose Walk, TS21 3NS completing on 04/08/2021 at a price of £268,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi-detached premises, St Lukes Crescent, TS21 3NL completing on 15/07/2021 at a price of £237,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sedgefield

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Sedgefield recommended on your site but have come across some other fee calculations on the internet appear less pricey – why is this?

One can find a variety of conveyancing organisations advertising what appear to be very low prices. You should give due consideration as to how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish over the quality of the conveyancing. Some hide fees well inside the terms of engagement. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Sedgefield neverdo this.

Can the conveyancing solicitors via your comparison service conduct conveyancing in Sedgefield by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct 24hr exchanges. You should contact us to get a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

I bought my home on 6 June and the transaction details are still not registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Sedgefield expressed confidence that it would be formalised inside ten days. Are titles in Sedgefield particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Sedgefield registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can vary depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry have to notify any interested persons or bodies. Currently approximately 80% of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Historically registration is effected once the purchaser is living at the premises so registration formalities is not usually an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one close by in Sedgefield I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Sedgefield suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage that many years may be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I have been pointed in your direction by a number of estate agents in Sedgefield to choose a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to market your lawyers ahead of another?

We don’t make any commission for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I am using a search engine for the phrase conveyancing in Sedgefield it shows results of numerous property lawyersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for purchase transaction?

The ideal way of finding a suitable conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so ask friends and family who have bought a property in Sedgefield or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Sedgefield differ, so it's a good idea to request at least four costs illustrations from different solicitors. Make sure that you clarify what costs in the quote includes.

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Residential conveyancing in Sedgefield usually includes the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the property lawyer retained by the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering further questions from the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (if appropriate)

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Sedgefield is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (where appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

Sedgefield commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a variety of aspects of commercial property law

    Offices, shops or industrial units Formation of commercial management companies Dealing with notices received or to be served pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Comprehensive advice on planning issues 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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