Making Buying and Selling a Straightforward and Smooth Process

At SSJ we understand that one of the most important things in anyone’s life is their home. And whether you own a property or rent, we know that your home means much more to you than just bricks and mortar. As probably the longest-established Solicitors’ firm in Derwentside, you can rest assured that your property transaction is in safe hands.

Whether you’re buying, selling, investing, letting, or simply searching for the home of your dreams, there will be times when you need expert help so that everything runs smoothly. Our experienced Property Team provide a wide range of services to help safeguard your home or property investments. From tenancy agreements to advice on buying property at auction, we’re here to provide guidance and support whatever your circumstances may be.

Our Property team is led by Alan Brown, who brings over 40 years of experience to the role. Alan advocates a practical, no-nonsense, approach to Conveyancing and has an excellent reputation with his many regular clients and all local firms and estate agents. Assisted by our friendly property team, we make property law straightforward and hassle-free. We’ll explain all the processes clearly and answer any questions you may have.

We are accredited with The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). This scheme provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Achievement of membership establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers). We are on the panel of all major mortgage lenders and offer a full service on all property matters.


Most of our conveyancing work is provided via fixed fee arrangements. We ensure that clients are made aware at the outset of any possible extra charges. This allows you to budget effectively and avoids any unexpected financial shocks.

For more information about our fees relating to Probate and Administration of Estate, please click here.

To discuss how SSJ can help you with property matters, contact Alan Brown on 01207 502 532.

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