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Cheap conveyancing in Thornaby does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Thornaby conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Thornaby conveyancers work in partnership with Thornaby estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress all the way along
  • 2 Thornaby solicitors are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often based many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Thornaby
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Thornaby estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Thornaby 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 would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thornaby since October 2021*


of semi-detached residence, Water Avens Way, TS18 3UN completing on 21/10/2021 at a price of £175,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi property, Fairdene Avenue, TS19 7NH completing on 18/10/2021 at a price of £100,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thornaby

How do I find the right solicitor to supply a 1st class service for my conveyancing in Thornaby?

First ask your friends and family whom they would instruct.

Option 2 is to look on the internet for conveyancing in Thornaby. Telephone two or three listed and ask them to email you their conveyancing charges and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle your conveyancing in advance ofmaking your decision.

Option 3 is to make use of this site to help you find the right solicitors taking into account your personal expectations including the type of property,speed, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Resist the temptation to opt for £100 conveyancing in Thornaby

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (seven years old) in Thornaby. 95% of the flats have already been sold. Do I need carry out the conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Thornaby?

If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a mortgage, your bank will need some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Thornaby conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will 'advise', perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should have the searches done, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you choose to instruct your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you will need to swap to an alternative solicitor for your conveyancing in Thornaby.

How does conveyancing in Thornaby differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Thornaby come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because developers in Thornaby 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 conveyancers 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 Thornaby or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Thornaby prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks tend not grant a mortgage on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Thornaby. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Thornaby especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Thornaby.

Last July I purchased a leasehold flat in Thornaby. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Thornaby - A selection of Queries before buying

    Does the lease have more than 90 years remaining? How much is the ground rent and service charge? Where a Thornaby lease has less than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the marketability of the apartment. It is worth checking with your bank that they are happy with residual term of the lease. A short lease means that you will most likely have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth discovering what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the residence for two years before you are eligible to extend the lease.

Do I cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Aldermore once a completion date for my sale in Thornaby has been set?

You are best advised to keep paying any mortgage sums to Aldermore pending the mortgage being paid off on completion as part of your Thornaby conveyancing.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Thornaby regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Thornaby practicing in commercial conveyancing in Thornaby. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Archers Law Llp, Lakeside House, Kingfisher Way, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3NB
  • The Endeavour Partnership Llp, Tobias House, St. Marks Court, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS17 6QW
  • Jacksons Commercial & Private Law Llp, Innovation House, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3TN
  • Newbys, 10 Finkle Street, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 1AS
  • Hawkins Ross Ltd, 6 Finkle Street, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 1AR

Planning law solicitors in Thornaby regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Thornaby practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  • The Endeavour Partnership Llp, Tobias House, St. Marks Court, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS17 6QW
  • Jacksons Commercial & Private Law Llp, Innovation House, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3TN

Typically, Thornaby conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Lawyer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related papers
  • Forwarding draft papers to the property lawyer acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to additional queries from the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the vendor, the estate agent and repaying the mortgage (if applicable)

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

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