We also offer transparent and fixed fees and you can obtain an instant quote 24/7 using our quote calculator below. Our proactive team will guide you through the process from start to finish and with minimum stress making the transaction as seamless as possible.

Products and services we offer

New Build Properties (including Help to Buy)

We have a specialist new build team that will guide you through your purchase making it as stress free as possible.  We are experienced in dealing with the developers tight deadlines for exchange and completion, along with Help to Buy Mortgages, ISA’s and part exchanges. We are on the solicitors panel for a major North East developer and their new home buyers are referred to us.

We welcome opportunities from local developers to National Housebuilders in regards to acting on behalf of them or for the buyers.  We work well with a number of firms across the North East of England on a number of developments to ensure the highest possible level of service is experienced by all parties.  If you have a new development and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs with our Partner Jane Fiddes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Shared Ownership

This is a great way of getting onto the property ladder whereby you can purchase a share in a new build property.  Your mortgage will be based on your share, meaning your deposit will be less, and you have to pay rent to the housing association in respect of their share.  This means that you can have all the benefits of living in a new home without the initial price tag.  You have the option in the future to increase your share via a process known as “staircasing”, all the way to 100% if you wish to do so. We are the recommended Law Firm for the local Housing Association.

Re-mortgages and Transfers

A transfer of equity involves adding or removing someone from the title to the property.  If there is a mortgage on the property then you will need to obtain the lender’s consent or re-mortgage altogether.

We also deal with re-mortgages if you wish to switch lenders in the future for a better rate or when your fixed interest deal ends.

Lease extensions

Extending the term of your lease or purchasing the freehold will add value to your property and will be of particular benefit to you when you come to sell.  It can be a complex process and our experienced team will ensure that you are not overcharged by the landlord and that the transaction runs as smoothly as possible.

Auction

We attend the local auction to provide legal advice and fully understand the importance of meeting the strict deadlines.  On a sale we will prepare your auction pack and complete the sale following the auction. Similarly when buying a property we can inspect the auction pack in advance and raise any issues with you before you commit to the purchase.

Buy to Lets

Whether you are an individual or a company we can assist with your investment portfolio and efficiently deal with all of your conveyancing needs.

Right to Buy

When looking to exercise your right to purchase your home from the local authority and take advantage of the excellent discount on offer, then look no further as we are here to assist with the process.

Frequently asked questions

  • How long will it take to complete my transaction?

  • How will I be kept updated about my case?

  • How much stamp duty do I have to pay?

  • What identification is required to commence the process?

  • How is my Help to Buy ISA Bonus claimed?

Meet the Residential Property team

Solicitors

  • Jane Fiddes

    Partner - Residential Property

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  • Lucy Velasco

    Trainee Solicitor - Residential Property

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  • Liam Murray

    Paralegal - Residential Property

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Support staff

  • Steven Carr

    Legal Support - Residential Property

  • Christian Goldsmith

    Legal Support - Residential Property

  • Jane Hancill

    Legal Support - Residential Property