By Frances Traynor
24th April 2018
"Teamwork is the secret to an easy property transaction."
When selling or buying in Alston, you will have to instruct a solicitor to take care of legal work .
Our conveyancing team have a wealth of experience helping home buyers and sellers in Alston and all over Cumbria and our highly proactive approach often means we move you faster than other firms.
Our conveyancing solicitors handle all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed price.
If your Northumberland house move does not complete we do not charge you any property legal fees for buying and selling a home.
With local Alston experience, your property solicitor will guide you through every aspect of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
Alston is located in Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF, contact: 0845 600 6400Q.
The property's appropriate council tax band will almost always be identified within the conveyancing report on title along with the local authority.
Up-to-date charges for residents of Alston are listed on the Northumberland local authority website. At the time of authoring (24 November 2012) the rates are:
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.Q.
Though the dangers are usually minor, an area will only be identified as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life or the environment is deemed unacceptable. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Alston, including local authorities.Q.
Some owners in Alston can be required to subsidise maintenance of churches. Some names or words such as 'abbeylands' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Church of England properties in the local area include St Augustine.