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Conveyancing in Alston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/18

Intending to relocate to the Alston area? Some helpful nearby services details -

Alston's nearest station is Haltwhistle at 11 miles and Carlisle Airport is 17 miles from Alston.

Ruth Lancaster James Alston is a nearby hospital to Alston.

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How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

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Numerous firms claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Extra charges included in your solicitor's terms should be reasonable and be applicable solely where the conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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How is Alston contaminated land investigated?

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Numerous of contaminants caused by environmental concerns could impact residential property in Alston . Contaminants like shallow mining or proximity to waste sites will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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Property conveyancing searches may be standard procedure but considering current events such as the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England are they comfort enough to ascertain enough about the Alston area flood risk?

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A thorough Alston property solicitor will suggest that you also get in depth environmental searches if the standard search flags up a significant risk Alston flooding risk.

You might be able to contact a neighbour of the property for extra peace of mind.

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Are charges for obtaining duplicate freehold company share certificates disbursements or fees?

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A conveyancing quote will itemise fees and disbursements, clearly stating which is which. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.

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Would acquiring a house survey be sensible when we are buying property?

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Homeward Legal heavily advise that you book a RICS surveyor if you are planning to buy in Alston. Numerous defects will impact a property, which include cracks in walls or poor drainage. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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What can we do to circumvent paying stamp duty on the home?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax is generally due on residential property over £125,000. We do not recommend conveyancing clients arrange any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been certain official schemes, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas', and your solicitor will advise if these may apply.

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For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £285k property, what can we do to speed up the process?

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As is often argued, a fast conveyancing transaction is crucial to is to use a communicative solicitor. When finding a suitable a solicitor, consider these questions: How soon will they order searches? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.

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What does a Alston conveyancing solicitor do when the home is in a conservation area and has unfitting windows installed?

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Northumberland planning authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by the solicitor as part of the conveyancing should ascertain if the property is within a designated conservation area and evidence of planning authority consent for changes to the property will be requested.