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Reasons to use our Stanley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers say it just might be important to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Stanley has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Stanley solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Stanley conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 5 Stanley lawyers work in conjunction with Stanley estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stanley since June 2022*

Sale

of detached residence residence, Spen Street, DH9 7NJ completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £55,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Tyne Road, DH9 6PX completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £139,995. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of detached residence property, Tyne Road East, DH9 6NF completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £119,950. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of terraced property, Burns Close, DH9 6TP completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £95,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stanley

My partner and I are planning to purchase a flat in Stanley and are in fact using a Stanley conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with a view to exchanging next week. Yorkshire Building Society have this morning contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Stanley solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. What do we do from here?

Where you are buying a property needing a mortgage it is conventional for the purchasers' lawyers to also represent the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You don't have to instruct a firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Stanley lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Stanley? Is this really necessary?

In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Stanley conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill showing where you live.

Under Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancing solicitors are required to investigate not just the identity of conveyancing clients but also the source of fund that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this may result in your conveyancer terminating their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers will have an obligation to make a disclosure to the relevant authorities should they believe that any monies received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

This question may be naive but I am new to the house moving as FTB of a ground floor flat in Stanley. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on the completion date from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Stanley?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to receive the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

is it true that all Stanley solicitor firms on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be overseen by the CLC.

My sealed bid on a semi in Stanley has been accepted, the sellers do however have a tied purchase. The owners have offered on a property, but it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. I have selected a local conveyancing solicitor in Stanley. What do I do now? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with TSB?

It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, Stanley conveyancing search costs, etc). The first thing to do is check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the TSB approved list. Regarding the next stages this very much depends on the uniqueness of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market the majority of buyers would apply for the mortgage with TSB and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with the conveyancing in Stanley.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Stanley. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stanley

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Stanley is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Stanley are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Stanley you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Stanley may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Stanley. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Stanley ?

The majority of houses in Stanley are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Stanley in which case you should be looking for a Stanley conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your conveyancer will appraise you on the various issues.

I purchased a leasehold flat in Stanley, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar properties in Stanley with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2090

You have 68 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Stanley

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stanley practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Power Scott, 16 Clifford Road, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0AB
  • Alasdair Watson & Co, 139 Oakfield Road, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5RZ
  • Richmond Anderson Goudie Part Of The Richmond Partnership, Flake Cottages, Cone Terrace, Chester Le Street, County Durham, DH3 3TA
  • Gordon Brown Law Firm Llp, Mains House, 143 Front Street, Chester Le Street, County Durham, DH3 3AU
  • Bindman & Co, 22 Front Street, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 4DT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stanley regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Stanley with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Stanley. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Power Scott, 16 Clifford Road, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0AB
  • Nicholson Martin Legge & Miller, 11 Thorneyholme Terrace, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0BL
  • Richmond Anderson Goudie Part Of The Richmond Partnership, Flake Cottages, Cone Terrace, Chester Le Street, County Durham, DH3 3TA
  • Gordon Brown Law Firm Llp, Mains House, 143 Front Street, Chester Le Street, County Durham, DH3 3AU
  • Bindman & Co, 22 Front Street, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 4DT

Stanley commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on a variety of aspects of commercial property law

    Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Comprehensive advice on planning issues Advice on commercial mortgages Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback

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