Residential Conveyancing Services

We do not have call centres because we know that you need to deal with the same conveyancer, who knows about your file, every time you speak to us. You are allocated to a conveyancing specialist who knows the industry inside and out.

In addition, we know how important it is that if you are buying a new property at the same time as you sell your old one, both transactions are tied in together. We make sure that we synchronise the two, to make sure they happen at the same time.

Selling A Property 

When you're selling a property, it is important that your conveyancing solicitors are ahead of the game.  By knowing what information the buyer's solicitor will need, and making sure that it is provided before they even ask for it, our team will ensure that your sale runs smoothly and happens within the timescale you set down.


What are the stages involved in a property sale?

  • Your estate agent confirms to us who you are selling to, and for how much
  • We obtain copies of your title deeds to obtain any information that the buyer needs to know
  • We prepare the draft contract for property sale and send it to the buyer's solicitors, together with any additional papers they need
  • We answer any queries raised by the buyer's solicitors
  • We find out how much it will cost to pay off your mortgage
  • We exchange contracts with the buyers solicitors - it is at this point that you are committed to selling the property and a fixed completion date is agreed 
  • We complete the property sale and pay off your mortgage (if any) 
  • We send you the net proceeds of sale 

What do I need to do?

Many people come to us when the sale of their property has been agreed, and that's absolutely fine.  However, if you let us know when you're putting your property on the market, we can make sure we get all your paperwork ready on our file.  This means that as soon as you find a buyer, we can send it on to their solicitor immediately.  After all, the sooner we start the selling process, the sooner you will have the sale proceeds in your bank account.

Buying A Property 

If you're buying a property, our conveyancing solicitors make sure that we ask the right questions of the seller.  After all, when you're spending thousands of pounds, you want to be certain there aren’t any hidden problems the seller hasn't told you about.  We prepare a full conveyancing report that tells you all about the property in easy to read language.  We can talk you through any issues to make sure you're happy before you commit yourself.

What are the main stages involved in a property purchase?

  • You provide the estate agents with our contact details,
  • Your estate agent tells us the address of the property you are buying, and how much you have agreed to pay,
  • We also investigate the title to the property, to ensure that the seller has the right to sell and you know exactly what you are buying
  • We will either report to you in writing or verbally everything that you need to know about the property
  • We check the contract for sale that the seller's solicitors send to us,
  • We make the necessary conveyancing searches
  • We ask any extra questions that are needed of the seller's solicitors to be certain we understand everything about the property,
  • We double check your mortgage offer for you, if applicable
  • We prepare a report that tells you (in easy to read language) everything that you need to know about the property,
  • We exchange contracts - it is at this point that you are committed to the property purchase and a fixed completion date is agreed
  • We draw down your mortgage funds, if applicable or arrange with you the transfer of funds to purchase the property
  • If there is more than one buyer, you have the choice to hold the property as either joint tenants or tenants in common and we can advise which is best for you 
  • We complete your property purchase
  • We pay any stamp duty due
  • We register your house in your name at HM Land Registry and confirm this registration to you and your lender if applicable.

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Your Residential Conveyancing Team

Peter Blackett


Senior partner Peter Blackett has practised for over 40 years in Durham & North Yorkshire and has been involved in many significant commercial and agricultural…

Lauren Jordan


Lauren obtained her law degree from the University of Cumbria, graduating in 2012 and started her LPC at Northumbria University, graduating the following…

Caroline Turnbull


Caroline trained at Hunt Kidd Solicitors, following which she spent two years working in Ward Hadaway’s commercial property team from 2004 to 2006.…

Jemma Ebdon

Team Leader/Conveyancing Executive

Jemma is our Residential Conveyancing team leader based at our Darlington office with over 14 years experience. She joined BHP Law in 2010 and during…

Dorothy Burgess

Conveyancing Executive

Dorothy has worked for BHP Law since 1987 initially as secretary for Norman Hart (now retired partner) and training as a fee earner in residential conveyancing…

Susan Cozens


Susan started working at BHP Law in 1996 as a secretary in the conveyancing department. Over the years she has gained valuable knowledge in conveyancing…

Nicola Hobson


Nicola joined BHP Law as a conveyancing secretary in 2015. Following two years working as a conveyancing secretary at another local firm, she has now…

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