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Our know-how makes buying or selling property plain sailing.

Because we know buying or selling a home isn’t always plain sailing, our team of experts will help steer you to calmer waters.

We understand that buying or selling a home can be a stressful time. Mincoffs is proud to have an extremely experienced Residential conveyancing team so whether you’re buying or selling a house or flat, re-mortgaging, or looking for advice on buy-to-let, property auctions, new build or help-to-buy schemes, you’ll get an exceptional personal service from our friendly team of expert residential conveyancing solicitors.

We recognise our clients have different needs and concerns and we keep everyone informed and up to date throughout the transaction in a clear and concise way. We work with estate agents across the North East, and in some cases, we’re acting for the second or third generation of a family who’ve been with us for many, many years.

We also work closely with our specialist Family Law and Wills and Probate departments to provide a full service for you and your family.

We’re delighted to have secured Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme status.  By choosing a CQS accredited firm you can be sure of our commitment to very high service standards.

We have also been finalists in the ‘Residential Property Team of the Year’ category in the Northern Law Awards 2018, 2017 and 2016.

 

 

Meet the residential conveyancing team, headed by Una Coulson, who will be acting on your behalf here.

We can help you with:

Property Purchases

At Mincoffs we understand the stress that can come as part of purchasing a property; our expert conveyancers are here to help you through the process.

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Property Sales

Our experienced residential team have advised thousands of sellers in relation to their needs – you and your property are in safe hands with our experienced team.

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Freehold and Leasehold Properties

When purchasing a property, you will either be doing so on the basis of a ‘freehold’ or a ‘leasehold’ and it is important to know the difference.

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Buy to Let

Increasingly, Buy-to-Let properties are becoming a popular choice for first time investors as well as experienced landlords due to the steady stream of income they can provide.

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Help to Buy

There are a number of different Help to Buy schemes available, our experienced residential conveyancing team can make sure you get the most out of yours.

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Shared Ownership

For those struggling to afford their own home shared ownership schemes can provide a more realistic way to get on the property ladder.

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Right to buy

The ‘right to buy’ scheme, introduced in the 1980s entitles longstanding local authority tenants to purchase their homes at considerably discounted prices.

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Re-mortgages

When choosing to re-mortgage a property, it is wise to instruct an experienced conveyancer to oversee the transaction, our expert conveyancing team can help.

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Reposession Sales

Purchasing a repossessed property can be an attractive option to home-buyers looking for a good deal, but the process is not as straightforward as a traditional purchase

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Joint Ownership

If you decide to jointly own a property, you will choose one of two options: beneficial joint tenants, or tenants in common.

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Surveys and Searches

If you are looking to buy a property it is important that you seek professional guidance through the process to ensure that all aspects of the transaction are handled effectively.

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Equity Release

Equity release refers to a number of products and schemes that allow homeowners over 55 to extract a tax-free lump sum amount by releasing equity tied up in their property.

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Transfer of Equity

Transfer of equity refers to the legal process of adding or removing someone from the title deeds of a property (as an owner), there are many reasons for doing this and our residential conveyancing team can guide you through the process.

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Voluntary Registration of Ownership

For those who have purchased or inherited land or property a number of years ago, the original title deeds may not be registered with the Land Registry, meaning that there is no official or secure record of them or your ownership.

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For trusted advice on any residential property matter, contact:

Una Coulson

Associate, Head of Residential Conveyancing

T: 0191 212 7740ucoulson@mincoffs.co.uk

I recommend Una to anyone looking for conveyancing services. She's one of the very best professionals in conveyancing in the North East.
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