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Conveyancing in Benton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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?

A.

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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How long on average should I expect it to take my designated property solicitor to conclude all of the conveyancing work for a flat in a building we are purchasing?

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The legal process can take anywhere between a month and twelve weeks contingent on various issues, like the speed of the seller's conveyancer, or the turnaround of searches.

Homeward Legal's lawyers are very proactive completing the legal process as soon as we can.

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We are buying a residence in Benton. Is a chancel search appropriate?

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A conveyancing lawyer should confirm that a chancel search is taken out. Through some church councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on new owners of lay rectorships, it is not possible to be certain that a parish

which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not automatically be the case for future owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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We have to have fast Benton solicitors, is that your solicitors?

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Homeward Legal has a very efficient approach to fulfilling legal work.

Having invested in the latest information technology and conveyancing case management systems . We always give you a dedicated solicitor who will go the extra mile to communicate with everyone in the buyer and seller chain e.g. landlords, to achieve a fast move.

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Are searches fees or disbursements?

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Some solicitors attempt to pass off extra costs as necessary disbursements. It may not be obvious whether a cost is a fee or disbursement, and if it ought to be included. These costs are disbursements not fees, and is passed on at cost.

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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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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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Which local authority is responsible for Benton?

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Benton is located in Newcastle upon Tyne City Council, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 2BN, Tel: 0191 232 8520

 
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