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Conveyancing in Consett Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

Relevant local Consett travel and services facts and figures -

The nearest station to Consett is Stocksfield and the closest airport to Consett is Newcastle Airport (14 miles).

Shotley Bridge Consett is a nearby hospital.

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I am trying to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Consett. What should be watch out for?

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Many firms promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra fees will be included in the small print. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Additional charges listed in the small print should be fair and clearly defined. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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What will the Consett conveyancing lawyer recommend if the house we are buying is situated in a County Durham planning authority conservation area and has ill-suited dormer windows fitted?

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County Durham council Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by your Consett conveyancing solicitor as part of the conveyancing will determine whether the Consett property a designated conservation area and any evidence of the appropriate permissions for changes to the property will be requested. In the event that no local authority consents be produced, your Consett conveyancer will give you professional advice on the options for example requesting an indemnity policy or getting retrospective approval.

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Are charges for obtaining duplicate freehold company share certificates disbursements or fees?

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Fees and disbursements ought to be identified on a conveyancing quote. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in a quote.

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My friend has experience of handling the legal work when buying and selling a house. Might it be realistic to take care of the all of the legal work on my own?

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On paper there are no arguments why a home seller cant undertake the bulk of the your own conveyancing on your own.

However, a solicitor is in charge of a huge number of tasks e.g. chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and interpreting planning contraventions which require the relevant training.

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Would you suggest taking precautions to get out of paying SDLT?

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SDLT is payable for home purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution. These schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .

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I am purchasing a building in Consett. Are there any designated conservation areas in the area?

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With around 9,000 areas of conservation across the country, the neighbourhoods around Consett will include numerous areas of 'special architectural and historic interest' recorded as protected. You may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will address this during the house-buying process.

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Is molybdenum contamination regularly identified in Consett soil?

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Most soils in Consett have some degree of contamination, from agriculture or industry. Metal contamination of soil in Consett is more likely to occur near ex-industrial sites or ex-landfills. Data on other contaminants, like chlorinated solvents and groundwater contaminants like solvents, will also be included in an environmental search.

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Are many buyers in Consett gazumped?

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Gazumping occurs when a owner accepts the first buyer's offer and then rejects it, opting for a greater offer. This may happen weeks into a sale. The will be a risk of gazumping in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. You should instruct your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.