Property Solicitors Newcastle

Property Solicitors Newcastle

What Homes Can Property Solicitors In Newcastle Help Me Buy?

Property Solicitors NewcastleProperty solicitors in Newcastle and UK-wide are the experts you need to help you buy or sell any type of residential property.

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You might be buying your first home or investing in a second. You may be using a Help to Buy scheme or buying a leasehold for the first time.

Whatever it is, if it involves changing the ownership of a property, you will almost certainly need – and want, because the house-buying process isn’t always simple – an expert property lawyer on your side.

At Birch & Co, we’ve seen the value that a good property solicitor provides. In the more than two decades we’ve served the people of the North East, we’ve lost count of issues prevented and sales and purchases smoothed and streamlined.

Reach out to us today on 0191 284 5030 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will get right back to you.

“Excellent service from start to finish was kept updated with everything that was going on very efficient Elaine is an asset to the firm always happy to help and very friendly would recommend birch and co to everyone“ GA

Here is everything you need to know about when and where you might need a helpful property specialist:

Do I Need A Property Solicitor?

If you are aiming to buy or sell a property with a mortgage, you will need a property solicitor or conveyancer.

Legally speaking, you are allowed to handle the conveyancing process yourself. However, most mortgage lenders simply won’t deal with you if you do. This is because they want to be sure their investment is properly protected.

Even if this wasn’t the case, an experienced property solicitor is just the person you need to help you avoid common pitfalls – and completely unexpected, one-of-a-kind issues – that often crop up during the process of buying or selling a home.

“Have just used Birch & Co for a house purchase and sale after using them a few years ago for my divorce, they are great, they are very professional at the same time as being welcoming and friendly putting you completely at ease as soon as you walk through the door, If you’re lucky you may even get cuddles from Murphy the dog. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking for a solicitors in the area.” (JA)

What Types Of Homes Can A Property Solicitor Help Me Buy?

1) Freehold Residential Properties

Freeholds are homes where you own the property and the land it sits on until you want to sell. All property solicitors will have extensive experience guiding clients through the established process of buying or selling a freehold property.

Expect to get advice throughout the process – it is a good plan to get in touch with a solicitor you trust early on – and make sure you get a free quote on fees (that should be fixed and clear) before you start.

2) Leasehold Properties

In a leasehold, you own the property for a set period of time (the length of the lease) but not the land it sits on. Most often, leasehold properties are flats or apartments in a larger building. However, some leasehold houses do exist.

As well as the help you need to sell leasehold properties, when buying a leasehold you may need a little extra guidance from the property solicitor you choose. This may include advice on:

  • Lease extensions
  • Ground rents and service charges
  • Right to Manage
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Landlord and tenant issues

3) New Build Properties

Buying a new build property also requires a little more guidance than buying many other types of residential property. Again, your property solicitor will be there to help. They can guide you deal with:

  • Buying property off-plan (before construction is complete)
  • Using the Help to Buy scheme to make your purchase
  • The Land Registry and property checks required by new build homes

4) Second Or Investment Properties

Buying to let is another area of property purchasing where working with a specialist solicitor is going to pay huge dividends later down the line.

Property is often regarded as one of the best kinds of investments you can make. But it also needs to be considered carefully if that investment is going to pay off. This means expert guidance when buying a second or investment property is always a smart plan.

In addition to extensive property checks and searches, this kind of advice might include:

  • Buy-to-let mortgages
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Capital Gains Tax

5) Remortgaging

When you remortgage, if you are changing lender or changing who is named in the mortgage, you will need the same legal representation as during any mortgage agreement. Only if you are getting a different deal from the same lender is it possible to not use a solicitor.

This isn’t to say that talking to a solicitor about remortgaging isn’t a good idea. This is because, in addition to guiding you about how good a deal you’re getting, a skilled property lawyer will be able to support you with:

  • How the remortgaging process works
  • What remortgage redemption statements are and how they work
  • Changing title deed details with the Land Registry

Find Property Solicitors In Newcastle You Can Trust

With 99% of our clients happy to recommend us to a friend and a 5-star Google rating, at Birch & Co we’re proud of the quality of service we provide to home buyers and sellers across the North East.

Reach out to us today on 0191 284 5030 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will get right back to you.

“Dealt with the sale of my late mothers house and were very attentive to all details and keeping us informed of the progress. Would definitely recommend them”(GG)

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