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Updated: 14/10/17

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.


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


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.


Do you work with lenders with branches in Billingham?


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.


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.


Conveyancing and environmental searches are compiled from past records and when you factor in recent events for instance the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in North East England are they comfort enough to investigate sufficient information about the evolving Billingham risk of flooding?

Your conveyancing solicitor in Billingham will recommend that you include flood risk searches if the first conveyancing searches spots a significant risk of flooding in Billingham.

Sometimes home buyers to get in touch with a neighbour for additional extra peace of mind or regional County Durham flood repair builder, e.g. Alan Andrews Painting & Decorating, 119 Sidlaw Rd, Billingham, TS23 2EE Tel: 01642 561865.


Are there any conservation areas in Billingham?


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.


We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, can we ensure fast conveyancing in Billingham?


Firstly, instructing a experienced lawyer is essential to buying faster. Additionally, there are a number of tasks you can do, including, arranging any finances require to complete the purchase, answering any queries raised by your lawyer as soon as possible and requesting regular updates from your lawyer and keep the pressure on.


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


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


Will we need a chancel search if we are buying in Billingham?


Property owners proximate to specific local church buildings are expected to fund repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Terms used in a property's name, like 'vicarage', may indicate chancel liability. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Church lands in Billingham which may give rise to chancel liability include St Aidan, St Cuthbert, St Luke and St Mary Magdalene.