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Conveyancing in Stockton on Tees Q & A's

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Updated: 20/10/16

Stockton on Tees's closest airport is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport. The closest station to Stockton on Tees is Stockton, almost 1 mile away.

University Of North Tees Stockton is a nearby hospital.


How do I get a cheap solicitor for buying a freehold flat?


Many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra costs will be included in small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers Any additional charges included in your solicitor's terms should be fair and reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid must also be stated on a conveyancing quote. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.


How much time may conveyancing legal work generally require in Stockton on Tees?


The time needed to buy or sell property is not wholly predictable, according to a number of aspects. These could include if management information is required. Our conveyancing solicitors ensure your sale or purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.


How usual is gazumping?


Gazumping occurs when a seller agrees to the 1st purchaser's offer, then rejects it, choosing instead a second buyer's offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a danger of gazumping. Consider instructing your conveyancing solicitor early to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.


How do we work out stamp duty?


Stamp Duty in Stockton on Tees will depend on the purchase price of the property. It will be £0 on a £124000 property.


Our estate agent in Stockton on Tees has offered a firm of solicitors that they have used before. Will it be cheaper to instruct them?


Your agent will have influence over a law firm they refer many clients to, and can therefore exert pressure on a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, the agent may prefer to suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.


Will my lawyer in StocktOn Tees inform me about the cost of the council tax on a Band G property prior to exchanging contracts?


Your property solicitor will approach the appropriate Stockton-on-Tees local council to ascertain the up to date council tax charges which will then be detailed in the conveyancer's title report. The latest council tax charges for homes in StocktOn Tees are tabled at the Stockton-on-Tees local authority site. As at (29 June 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,024.00
  • Band B - £1,194.00
  • Band C - £1,365.00
  • Band D - £1,535.00
  • Band E - £1,877.00
  • Band F - £2,218.00
  • Band G - £2,559.00
  • Band H - £3,071.00


We are buying on a former industrial site. What should we do regarding cadmium topsoil contamination?


Stockton on Tees and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contamination.


If we plan to buy near Stockton on Tees, in the parish of Witton le Wear, do we need a chancel search?


Whichever Stockton on Tees parish you are buying in, a property lawyer could recommend a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have opted to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will remain liability-free for new owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.