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Conveyancing in Billingham Q & A's

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Updated: 13/04/18

Moving to a property in the Billingham area? Helpful local transport and services facts -

Billingham's closest airport is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport. Billingham's nearest station is Billingham at 2 miles.

Nuffield Cleveland is a nearby hospital for Billingham.

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How do I get a cheap solicitor in Billingham to purchase a residence?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many homeowners, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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The home being bought is on a ex-industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Billingham agriculture or industry can cause soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contaminants like petrol, will be included in an environmental search.

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Do you work with lenders with branches in Billingham?

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Of lenders with local offices in Billingham, Homeward Legal work with the majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Lees John S & Co, 11 High St, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, TS9 5AD, Walker Mortgages, 147 York Rd, Hartlepool, TS26 9HL, and A C Finance Ltd, Queensway House/Queensway, Middlesbrough, TS3 8TF.

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What is the authority that is on charge of for overseeing the condition of neglect Billingham conservation areas?

Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

Local Billingham conservation areas are nominated by Stockton-on-Tees who preserve everything from including things like street clutter, loft extensions and paths and footpaths.

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Which local authority is responsible for Billingham?

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Billingham is located in Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD, Tel: 01642 393939

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Does my Billingham conveyancing solicitor in form me about the cost of the council tax on a Band B property before exchange?

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A property solicitor will speak to the appropriate Stockton-on-Tees local authority to ask about the latest council tax rates, which will be included in the conveyancer's title report. Correct rates for properties in Billingham are tabled on the Stockton-on-Tees council website. On (12 February 2013) rates are:

  • Band A - £1,024.00
  • Band B - £1,194.00
  • Band C - £1,365.00
  • Band D - £1,535.00
  • Band E - £1,877.00
  • Band F - £2,218.00
  • Band G - £2,559.00
  • Band H - £3,071.00

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What length of time will it take my designated property lawyer to exchange the conveyancing work on a terraced house we are intending to buy?

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The legal process can take anywhere from one month to 12 weeks, which can depend on any number of issues e.g. the speed of the sellers lawyer, or the completeness of the management information. Homeward Legal's conveyancers are very focused on speed and communication exchanging as promptly as we possibly can.

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Are there any conservation areas in Billingham?

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Conservation areas denote areas of special architectural or historic interest. Your lawyer will be able to provide more details and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.