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Conveyancing in Bishop Auckland Q & A's

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Updated: 18/01/18

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.

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

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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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Might our conveyancing charges for our Bishop Auckland sale cover any extra charges?

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No. Homeward Legal do not hide any hidden extra costs for any reason. It may be that a separate piece of work is also advised, a lease extension. Your solicitor will discuss these as necessary.

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The property being bought is on a brownfield site. What should we do regarding selenium topsoil contamination?

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Soil contamination is tested regularly. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Bishop Auckland, including local authorities.

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

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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Are there any designated conservation areas in the area?

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These areas denote streets and neighbourhoods of historical or architectural value. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your conveyancing lawyer will address this during the conveyancing process.

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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

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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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We have a found a freehold property to buy. How do we guarantee fast conveyancing?

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Contacting a proactive lawyer is the key to a fast conveyancing transaction. There are various jobs you as the buyer can do, including, replying to your lawyer by phone, fax or email, clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements and contacting your lawyer regularly.

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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.