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Conveyancing in Bishop Auckland Q & A's

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Updated: 27/04/17

Are you buying a residential property in the Bishop Auckland area? Helpful local Bishop Auckland public transport and services facts and figures ;

Bishop Auckland's nearest station is Bishop Auckland and Bishop Auckland's nearest airport is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport (14 miles).

Lady Eden Bishop Auckland is a relatively close hospital.

Q.

On the purchase of a 659,000 property, what will be the fees? We are looking for a low cost conveyancing quote.

A.

Numerous conveyancers promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. However extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Additional fees listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable and clear. A quote should list the disbursements to be paid.

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I am intending to purchase a home in the parish of Heatherycleugh. Will a chancel search be specified?

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The Bishop Auckland conveyancing solicitor should confirm that a chancel search be ordered, irrespective of the parish in which the home being purchased is found. In older areas of Bishop Auckland, chancel repair dues can be collected on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so.

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The owner looks to have installed ugly artificial stone cladding on the flat in Bishop Auckland which I think might infringe nearby conservation area guidelines

Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will ascertain whether the property is located within a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the essential consents.Should no appropriate consents be in evidence your Bishop Auckland conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the options which can include buying an indemnity insurance or requesting retrospective approval.

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UCB Home Loans is going to be our lender - is there anything we need to be aware of?

A.

Buyers should know that some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating higher conveyancing costs for house purchasers. We can act for the vast majority of mortgage lenders.

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Are any of the conservation areas in Bishop Auckland are in poor condition?

A.

An up-to-date estimation of the condition of Bishop Aucklands conservation areas is published by English Heritage. This information are listed at their site: Bishop Auckland is recorded as very bad with medium vulnerability and improving.

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Which local authority looks after Bishop Auckland?

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Bishop Auckland is located in Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL, Call: 0300 123 7070

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Should I opt for a law firm referred by our estate agent?

A.

It is not uncommon for agents in Sutton to recommend a law firm to handle your conveyancing. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, there is a risk that the agent may suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Is the Stamp Duty Land Tax fee a disbursement or fee?

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Unscrupulous firms may attempt to pass off additional costs as disbursements. It is not always clear whether a cost is a disbursement or not, and if it ought to be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your quote.

 
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