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Conveyancing in Choppington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Pertinent local public transport and services facts -

The closest airport to Choppington is Newcastle Airport (9 miles). and Pegswood station is almost 3 miles from Choppington.

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Choppington attractions and landmarks

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Blyth Lighthouse and Plessey Woods Country Park are close to Choppington.

The nearest hospital is Ashington, Wansbeck General.

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Please confirm the cheapest fee for a 754k home? I need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Choppington.

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Both high-street and online law firms advertise cheap conveyancing. However additional fees may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any extra fees which are listed in the terms ought to be reasonable. They only be applied if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Are there any areas of conservation in the area?

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With around 9,000 conservation areas in England, the areas in or near Choppington include several areas of historic or architectural significance registered as protected. Your lawyer will offer more information and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

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Are there many mortgage lenders with branches in Choppington?

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Most lenders in Choppington are on our panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Advice Centre, 1-2 Gordon

Ter, Choppington, NE62 5UE. The Choppington solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase will be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.

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What type of due diligence in respect to the potential risk of floods at Northumberland will the Choppington conveyancing solicitor go into detail on?

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A key component in the legal due diligence process involves your conveyancer making an application for environmental searches that go into details about the potential Choppington flood risk area data.

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What does a Choppington property solicitor advise if the home is situated in a conservation area in Northumberland local authority which appears to have ill-suited windows fitted?

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The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by a property lawyer during the conveyancing process should determine whether the Choppington property a conservation area and evidence of consent for alterations will be asked for.

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How can we calculate SDLT?

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The SDLT that will be due is based on the valuation. On a £849000 Choppington property, stamp duty will be £33960.

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The agent has offered the property lawyer which they often use. Must we instruct this solicitor?

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It is not uncommon for agents to recommend a solicitor, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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Which local authority looks after Choppington?

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Choppington is located in Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF, Call: 0845 600 6400