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Conveyancing in Bamburgh Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Bamburgh points of interest

Bamburgh Lighthouse, Bamburgh Castle Historic Houses Association and Bamburgh Castle Castle are near to Bamburgh.

The nearest station to Bamburgh is Chathill, approximately 5 miles away. The nearest airport to Bamburgh is Newcastle Airport.

The closest hospital for Bamburgh is Alnwick Infirmary.

Q.

We are trying to find a low cost conveyancing estimate. What do we need to consider?

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Many firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be listed on the quote

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We are going to buy a investment property in the middle of a conservation area. Where does one locate more information in respect of the state of upkeep of the conservation area?

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Conservation areas are nominated by the local authority (Northumberland) who regulate things like upkeep of paths to the hindrance of ugly shop fronts. Following a campaign, English Heritage keep a list of the condition of conservation areas.

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Will I need to get a chancel search? We are buying a property in Bamburgh.

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Property owners near to nearby church property are expected to subsidise repairs, as a result of chancel repair

liability. Parochial Church Councils in Bamburgh must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Ecclesiastical properties in the area include St Aidan.

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What average time should I expect it to take my designated solicitor to complete all of the legal process for a detached recently developed building we are intending to purchase?

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It can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 3 months, which can be hampered by a number of factors e.g. the efficiency of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the time taken to issue draft contracts.

Our chosen conveyancers are highly focused on speed and communication exchanging as speedily we can.

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Is barium (Ba) contamination found in Bamburgh soil?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Bamburgh, risk levels are usually low. The local authority for Bamburgh will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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How much would my searches be?

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With Homeward Legal, a purchase conveyancing client in Bamburgh charged at most £249 for a standard search bundle. They are paid to a third party.

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Which local authority looks after Bamburgh?

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Bamburgh is located in Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF, Call: 0845 600 6400

Q.

Is it expensive to bypass paying out for SDLT?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is due on houses over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise clients risk any stamp duty reduction scheme. Such schemes are often uneconomical and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.