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Conveyancing in Durham

Durham is an enchanting city that boasts a rich history, outstanding educational institutions, and the scenic beauty of the North East. As a place of unique charm coupled with modern amenities, it’s no surprise that there’s a robust property market here. Whether you’re planning to purchase a quaint cottage in the tranquil village of Lanchester, sell a modern flat in the city centre, or remortgage a historic townhouse overlooking the majestic Durham Cathedral, you need reliable conveyancing to make your property transaction a success.

Why Choose Juno for Conveyancing in Durham

When it comes to conveyancing in Durham, Juno’s standout service has plenty to offer:

  1. We make conveyancing Simpler, Clearer, Faster. Our process is designed to be efficient and straightforward, eliminating the typical stress of property transactions.
  2. We offer a Faster service. Where conveyancing typically takes 20 weeks on average in the UK, we complete in an average of 12 weeks — that’s 8 weeks faster thanks to our savvy tech processes and proactive legal team.
  3. With our Online Dashboard you can track progress and reply to important queries on the go. Never miss an update with our mobile-friendly platform.
  4. We’re Highly Rated on TrustPilot (scoring 4.8/5), trusted by thousands each year due to our excellent customer reviews.
  5. We offer a Second Chance Guarantee on purchases. If your initial property purchase doesn’t succeed, any fee paid is credited towards a second attempt. Plus, on sales cases, we operate on a ‘no completion no fee’ basis.
  6. We provide Local Knowledge with National Coverage. While our lawyers work across the UK, we excel specifically in residential transactions in both England and Wales.
  7. Lastly, we’re approved by all Major UK Lenders and are regulated by the CLC, ensuring a standard of service you can trust.

The Benefits of an Online Conveyancer vs a Local Conveyancer

Choosing an online conveyancer like Juno over a local conveyancer offers several advantages. For starters, our national expertise allows us to handle property transactions seamlessly across England and Wales, meaning whether you’re based in Durham or relocating from elsewhere, you’re covered.

Unlike traditional conveyancing, you won’t need to print documents or visit an office in person; our digital approach lets you buy or sell a property using just your mobile phone. We digitise processes like ID checks and contract e-signatures, enhancing convenience.

Moreover, we offer regular proactive updates. Our clients receive a weekly update email demonstrating progression, and they can also log into the dashboard at any time to view their case’s current status. This level of transparency and communication is far more efficient compared to traditional local conveyancers.

Pairing these advantages with our friendly phone support system, a transparent pricing structure, and expert team, Juno transcends traditional local conveyancing practices, demonstrating why an online firm is the optimal choice for your Durham property transaction.

Frequently asked questions

How does the conveyancing process work for buying a property with Juno?

The conveyancing process for buying a property can be broken down into several steps:

  1. Sign-Up: First, you’ll sign up for our service.
  2. Mortgage and Funding: Next, we’ll help you secure mortgage and funding.
  3. Search Reports: After securing the funding, we’ll order and review searches for you.
  4. Contract Pack: The seller’s lawyer sends us a draft contract, the Land Registry records for the property, and a pack of information provided by the seller.
  5. Survey: We recommend all our clients get a survey done, in addition to any mortgage valuation.
  6. Enquiries: We’ll ask the seller’s lawyer to clarify and/or fix any legal issues with the property.
  7. Report: Next, we’ll prepare a report.
  8. Exchange: After reporting, the contracts will be exchanged.
  9. Completion: Once contracts are exchanged, the completion of purchase follows.
  10. Registration: Finally, the property will be registered under your name.

How does the conveyancing process work for selling a property with Juno?

We follow these steps for the conveyancing process on a sale:

  1. Sign Up: First, you’ll need to sign up for our service.
  2. Contract Pack: We’ll draft a contract, obtain land registry records, and send these to the buyer’s lawyer.
  3. Property Information Forms: You’ll need to provide detailed information and documents for the property you’re selling. With Juno, you can do this all online. We’ll check over everything you provide and send it to the buyer’s lawyer.
  4. Management Pack: If you’re on a leasehold, you’ll request this from your management company.
  5. Mortgage Statements: If you have a mortgage on the property, you’ll provide us with the statements.
  6. Enquiries: We’ll respond to any enquiries from the buyer’s lawyer.
  7. Exchange: Then, we’ll exchange contracts.
  8. Completion: Finally, the sale is completed.

How long does conveyancing take in Durham?

While the national average is around 20 weeks, Juno completes on average 8 weeks faster. That means with us, the conveyancing process in Durham takes on average 12 weeks. Leaseholds can take longer as lawyers often need to correspond with a management company. If both the buyer and seller use Juno for the same transaction, we usually complete 2-3 weeks quicker.

What searches are involved in conveyancing?

The main searches involved in conveyancing process are local authority checks, environmental searches, and water & drainage searches.

What issues should buyers consider when purchasing a property in Durham?

Buyers should consider property location in relation to job opportunities, schools, and amenities. Durham offers a blend of historic and modern properties, so understanding the maintenance requirements of each is also important. Additionally, have Juno perform thorough searches to identify any potential issues with the property boundaries, historical rights of way, and other legal matters.

What documents do I need to buy a house?

You’ll need a valid photo ID (like a passport or driving licence), proof of funds (such as bank statements), and your mortgage offer.

What documents do I need to sell a house?

To sell a house, you need a photo ID (passport or driving license) and details of the mortgage. Our legal team will guide you through creating or finding other required documents such as the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), property information forms like TA6 and TA10, and leasehold management packs (if applicable).

Can I track the progress my property transaction online with Juno?

Yes, Juno provides an online dashboard to track the progress of your property transaction. Regular proactive updates are provided via email, and you can log into your dashboard at any time to check the status of your case.

As an online firm, Juno doesn’t require physical meetings. All processes are digitised— from ID checks to contract e-signatures, you can handle everything from your mobile phone.

Does Juno cover property transactions across the UK?

Yes, Juno’s national expertise allows us to handle property transactions seamlessly across England and Wales. This means whether you’re based in Durham or relocating from elsewhere, Juno’s got you covered.

How much does conveyancing cost in Durham?

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The updates are regular by email, the dashboard is thorough, the documentation is so easy to load and access and when you do need to speak to them you can get them on the phone and they explain things properly. All that and they are a fantastic price, unbelievable to me that the service is provided at such a low cost.

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Juno has an online portal updating you every step of the way, it was so convenient and we received emails when there was something for us to do. Their portal is where all the required forms are completed and electronically signed. If we needed to call them our phone calls were answered quickly and if not they will call you back!

Hannah on TrustPilot


We were a bit nervous about who to use but Juno made everything so easy with their Dashboard that tells you exactly where you are in the process, meaning you never have to chase them for an update. All the actions they had to take were taken within 24h, which was great as we were keen to complete the sale fast.

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