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Conveyancing in Barnard Castle Q & A's

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Updated: 27/07/17

Things to do in Barnard Castle

Huggill Force Waterfall, Barnard Castle English Heritage and Gretna Bridge Thorpe Farm Centre Bird of Prey Centre are in the vicinity of Barnard Castle.

Bishop Auckland train station is almost 13 miles from Barnard Castle. The closest airport to Barnard Castle is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport.

The nearest hospital is Richardson Barnard Castle.

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How do I get affordable conveyancing?

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This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers purport to offer cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees will be included in the terms and conditions. Any fees which are listed in the small print needs to be reasonable and clear. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on a conveyancing quote. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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I am intending to buy an Edwardian terraced house. Should we have 'conveyancing searches' ordered?

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These searches are standard enquiries requested by the conveyancing solicitor with a particular authority, and deal with the legal aspects of the purchase.

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When I am purchasing in Barnard Castle near an ecclesiastical parish, would you advise that I get a chancel search?

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Barnard Castle which was once owned by a 'lay impropriators' can be liable for upkeep of specific local church buildings.

A number of sources are used to identify liability, including county histories. Barnard Castle Church of England properties include Romaldkirk St Romald, Laithkirk, Romaldkirk St Romald and Wycliffe St Mary.

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Which local authority looks after Barnard Castle?

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Barnard Castle is located in Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL, phone: 0300 123 7070

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We are buying a converted chapel in the parish of Allendale St Peter. Will a chancel search be needed?

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Whether you are buying a property in Barnard Castle or elsewhere in the county, the conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend that a chancel search be taken out. In older areas of Barnard Castle, chancel repair can be imposed on current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have not done so in the past.

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Which searches does my conveyancing solicitor in Barnard Castle do when buying a Barnard Castle home?

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The common conveyancing procedure is to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and perhaps unique particular e.g. a Company Searches.

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We have taken out a quote from you. Will there be any additional fees?

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No. Our solicitors do not charge any hidden fees to buy or sell a home in Barnard Castle.

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Does the report on title prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in Barnard Castle report back on the rates of the council tax for a Band C property before contracts are exchanged?

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Your property solicitor will consult with the council to ask about the latest council tax band and rates, which will then be written in the report on title. Council tax rates for properties in Barnard Castle are tabled at the local authority site.

 
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