Choosing a Property Lawyer when buying in Darlington

If you are looking for a Solicitor, you should choose one with wide experience of the Darlington area. Whether you are looking to buy a freehold house in one of Darlington’s leafy suburbs such as Blackwell or a leasehold flat in the centre of this busy town, choosing a Solicitor who knows the Darlington area will help you to achieve a quicker completion.

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Known colloquially as ‘Darlo’, Darlington is a long-established market town in County Durham. It saw the establishment of railway and engineering works following the construction of the pioneering Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825.

Although many works have now closed, engineering in various forms is still a significant part of the local economy. Solicitors will employ environmental searches to determine whether this industry has left any residual effects which may put homebuyers or their properties at risk. Despite the downturn in industrial activity, the town has remained a popular local market town, and an important commercial centre for a large swathe of the surrounding rural community.

Darlington offers a wide variety of residential property to choose from. The suburbs to the South West and West of the town centre feature large detached homes in leafy streets, especially the suburb of Blackwell. The area between Conniscliffe Road and Cleveland Terrace also contains some attractive residential streets such as Linden Avenue, where Conveyancing Solicitor Matt Rumbold acted for Mr & Mrs C on the purchase of a fine detached 1920s house in 2010.

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Mr and Mrs C were amused by the restrictive covenants which affected this dwelling. Matt Rumbold noted that these had been imposed when the property was built in 1921, and were clearly intended to ensure that the area retained its character as a high-class residential location. The covenants included not only a requirement that not more than one 'dwelling house' should ever be built on the plot, but also restrictions against using it for the purposes of a manufactory or for any trade, business or employment. The manufacture or sale of ale, beers, wines, spirits or other intoxicating liquors was also prohibited, as were use as a club, nursing home, establishment for the reception of persons of unsound mind, orphanage or children's home. Needless to say the clients had no intention of using their new home for any of these purposes, so they were not worried by the existence of the covenants.

Nick & Gordon Carver Residential of 14 Duke Street, Darlington, DL3 7AA negotiated the sale of the Linden Road dwelling for the sellers, while Latimer Hinks of 5-8 Priestgate, Darlington DL1 1NL were the other Solicitors involved.

The Darlington Building Society still offers an independent local service for both borrowers and savers. Their head office is at Sentinel House, Lingfield Way, Darlington, County Durham DL1 4PR, (Tel: 01325 366366) and they have several local offices in Darlington and the North East.

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