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Conveyancing in Billingham

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer. handled by a solicitor or licenced conveyancer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Billingham, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Billingham and throughout Stockton-on-Tees with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Halifax, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Newton Aycliffe

Billingham Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Billingham

A town in County Durham, Billingham is known for its large chemical industry. Major employers include chemical companies and the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Billingham is near the A19 road and has rail links via nearby Stockton-on-Tees.

Billingham house prices

The average price paid for a property in Billingham between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Billingham (2023/24)

Billingham is in Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

What does a Billingham property lawyer do?

During a property purchase, your solicitor will address all the legal details of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. This means performing due diligence on the property, including raising enquires of the seller, obtaining searches from authorities including Stockton-on-Tees UA and handling the transfer of funds.

Billingham conveyancing solicitors may also undertake coal mining searches due to the history of the Durham coalfield.

Purchasing a home with a mortgage?

Whether you are purchasing an investment property or buying a residential property to live in, your solicitor must also complete legal work for your lender. If your solicitor isn't accepted on your chosen lender's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

Over 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Billingham transaction smoothly.

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Buying a house or flat in a conservation area

When buying a house or flat in a conservation area, your lawyer will check for covenants and restrictions, which could include street appearance restrictions, and local byelaws. Conservation areas in Billingham and the Stockton-on-Tees local authority include:

  • Norton
  • Yarm
  • Eaglescliffe With Preston
  • Billingham Green

Listed buildings

There are over 500,000 listed properties across the country, and around 490 of which are in Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

Listed buildings in and around Billingham include:

  • Transporter Bridge, Port Clarence Road, Stockton On Tees, Billingham, Stockton-On-Tees
  • Newport Bridge, Tees (Newport) Bridge Approach Road, Billingham, Middlesbrough, Stockton-On-Tees
  • Billingham Branch Bridge, A1130 Middlesbrough To Billingham Road, Billingham, Stockton-On-Tees
  • Glebe Farmhouse, Chapel Road, Billingham, Stockton-On-Tees
  • 2 Church Road, Billingham, Stockton-On-Tees

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will offer guidance on what commitments you are making as a listed building owner. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, and consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting.

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New Build

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build home in Billingham is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancing solicitor in Billingham must be able to deal with things like working to tight developer deadlines, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and additional lender requirements.

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Selling property in Billingham

For the sale of property in Billingham, your lawyer will prepare the necessary documentation, such as property information forms and title deeds.

Responsibilities include responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries, sorting out potential snags and handling the mortgage redemption.

Your solicitor will work with both sides, including agents, managing agents and lenders, to help ensure the property sale is completed successfully.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Billingham

The official base rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Verify your lawyer is on your chosen lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with remortgage solicitors who can act for over 100 banks and building societies. Whether you are switching to a 5-year fixed rate from Barclays Bank or moving to a capped mortgage with Allied Irish Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity

If you need to change the ownership structure of a property, whether you are transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, resolving joint ownership or estate planning, a transfer of equity is required. Your legal representative will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Billingham?

Solicitors' fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the work they complete on your behalf.

Disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, such as Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check the T's & C's

Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, if you are comparing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes include extra costs in the small print, leading to a higher-than-expected final bill.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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