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Conveyancing in Benton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/02/18

Benton points of interest

Newcastle Tyne & Wear Windmill, Rising Sun Country Park and Newcastle upon Tyne Hatton Gallery Art Gallery are easily accessible from Benton.

Benton's nearest airport is Newcastle Airport. The closest train station to Benton is Newcastle, around 3 miles away.

The most convenient hospital for Benton is Freeman Newcastle.

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I am looking for low cost conveyancing. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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The confusion over this point catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra fees may inflate the final bill. Any charges listed in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable. They only apply in cases where the solicitor is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Will the property report prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in Benton include details of the amount of council tax for a Band H house before exchange of contracts?

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The lawyer will approach the local authority to ascertain the applicable council tax band and rates, which should be included in the report on title. Council tax rates for properties in Benton are detailed at the local authority site.

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Do your panel of solicitors manage the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Benton?

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Yes - Homeward Legal often work for bidders at auction. We usually encourage buyers at auction to appoint a conveyancing solicitor well in advance of the day of the auction for a full review. Thereafter, following the auction day arrives your instructed conveyancing lawyer is totally ready for swiftly completing the legal side of things within a month as required by the conditions of sale.

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We are buying on a Benton ex-industrial use land. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Steps are taken across Benton and the region to find and clean up top-soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Benton, including local authorities.

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What sort of due diligence regarding the risk of local flooding in the Tyne And Wear region will my solicitor in Benton include in the report on title?

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A critical component in the legal due diligence process involved in buying a home involves your conveyancer conducting property environmental searches that provide specific information on the subject of Benton flood risk area. An inexpensive detailed search (e.g Homecheck) will sometimes be proposed by your conveyancer in Benton, if in the event that the initial conveyancing searches suggest a potential flood risk to the property.

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Conveyancing and environmental searches are fine but when one considers current events for example the major flooding in Sept 2012 in North East England are they actually good enough to determine enough about the risk of flooding in Benton?

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A qualified Benton property lawyer will suggest that you carry out environmental searches if the initial searches spots a any kind of Benton flood risk.

You could always get in touch with a neighbour to gain added local information.

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What does a Benton property solicitor advise if the maisonette I am intending to buy is in a Newcastle upon Tyne local authority conservation area that possibly has unseemly new windows added?

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The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your solicitor during the legal process will determine the existence of suitable permission for any additions to the property.

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Which lenders in Benton do you work with?

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Most lenders in Benton are on our panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Benton include Independent Financial Advice Bureau, 12 Baybridge Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE5 5PX, Wallsend Mortgage Advice Centre, 226 High St East, Wallsend, NE28 7RX, and Redwood Home Finance Ltd, Fenham Hall Studios/Fenham Hall Dr, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 9YH. Your solicitor should be able to give more detail.