Extending a Lease or Buying a Freehold

Extending a Lease or Buying a Freehold

Extending a Lease or Buying a Freehold – Solicitors in Gosforth Serving Newcastle upon Tyne, The North East and Nationally

Dispute Resolution Solicitors in Gosforth Serving Newcastle upon Tyne

It can be daunting when you’re thinking of extending a Lease to your home. If you are in a house you might consider buying the Freehold. There are so many steps to consider. How do you start? How much will it cost? What happens if it falls through? How long will it take? Who can help? Do you need to pay STAMP DUTY?

This is a Significant Legal Event in Your Life.

Do not be tempted to contact the Landlord direct. You will be starting a legal process by making the enquiry that usually contains significant deadlines.

If the idea of contacting a solicitor puts you off, read the following from one of our clients –

“Everything a solicitors should be. Approachable, efficient, not a huge consortium like so many and pleasant staff who actually appear to enjoy their work. Mr Birch is very thorough and Elaine just brightens up your day. Wouldn’t go to anywhere else! “(RS)

Contact us at Birch & Co first before you do anything else. It is likely we can save you hundreds of pounds and in some cases considerably more.


Simply call us on 0191 284 5030 or complete a Free Online Enquiry now to discover your bespoke fixed price estimate before you contact an Estate Agent or start viewing properties and for advice on what you must do.

It’s important to contact us before you sign any document.

We are expert Conveyancing Solicitors in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. We provide our Conveyancing services throughout the North East and Nationally. We have parking facilities and easy access to the Metro at Regent Centre with a bus stop outside the office.

We are recognised by The Law Society as Experts being members of and accredited by their Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

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We will provide you with a Fixed Fee Estimate without Hidden Extras.

We will listen to your plan, help implement or tweak it so that early pitfalls are avoided.

We will advise on the most efficient way of extending the Lease or buying the freehold instead. We will check your title papers carefully and then advise you. In some case we might recommend that you do nothing.

Only when we are satisfied, will we recommend that expenses are incurred in the form of Searches of third parties, such as the Local Council, to assess if any issue affects the property adversely. If there any problems we will try to fix them.

If you have a mortgage we will be expected to contaact your lender at the same time but we will take of that. We are members of the Lender Exchange and LMS, organisations who control manage lender panels. We are on the panel of most mortgage lenders that you would find in the North East. We will deal with any queries they have and make sure the release of mortgage funds is synchronised with the day on which you want to move.

Before you sign any extension or you purchase the freehold, you will receive a comprehensive report about the property. This will address everything you need to know.
Once you’ve bought the property, we will attend to any Stamp Duty Land Tax return and payment and register your interest in the property at HM Land Registry.
Sometimes things can get a little complicated. Read what one of clients said with regard to a particularly complicated purchase –

“Excellent service. Friendly and helpful. Despite conveyancing being much more complicated than anticipated they stuck to their original price. Would definitely recommend” (PB)

We have a 5 star rating on Google for the quality of our service and 99% of our clients are completely satisfied and would recommend Birch & Co to others. Please read some of our current clients’ Testimonials below. We hope that you will feel the same way once we have looked after you.

“Excellent service, Michael went above and beyond dealing with our house move. Can’t recommend them enough” (AG)

“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)

“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)

“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


We are happy to provide you with a free, no obligation quotation for our conveyancing services.

We charge a fixed fee for all of our conveyancing services but the initial enquiry to discover what the cost will be for your sale or purchase is free of charge.

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