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Conveyancing in County Durham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 30/04/17

Helpful nearby public service information -

The closest airport to County Durham is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport (20 miles). Newcastle Airport is 25 miles and Darlington Airport is 20 miles away. The nearest station to County Durham is Bishop Auckland, around 6 miles away.

Bishop Auckland General is the most convenient hospital to County Durham.

Q.

We need to find a cheap solicitor to sell a home. as we are on a budget.

A.

This issue catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms. Busy, stressed home owners ignore these terms at their peril. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are selling.

Q.

I am selling in County Durham, and have had a quote from you. Might I need to pay any hidden charges when the purchase completed?

A.

No. Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any extra, hidden fees. Under the circumstances, it may be that your solicitor advises that another piece of work be carried out, like a statutory declaration, but you will be made aware of any fees pertaining to such work before they are incurred.

Q.

Does the report on title compiled by the County Durham conveyancing solicitor report on the rates of the council tax on a property before exchange of contracts?

A.

The property lawyer will consult with the council to reveal the applicable council tax charges which will then be detailed in the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date rates for residents of County Durham are set out in detail at the local authority site.

Q.

My wife and I are planning to buy in County Durham, and need to know if there are many areas of conservation.

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Conservation areas cover areas of architectural merit. Annfield Plain, Bowburn and Kirk Merrington are among the conservation areas in County Durham. You may wish to contact the local council for more detail, but your lawyer will investigate this in detail.

Q.

Apparently, manganese (Mn) soil contamination may be an issue in County Durham. Can you advise?

A.

With this region's industrial history in parts of County Durham, soil contamination is unavoidable. Data on many contaminants, such as disinfection by-products and groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

Flood searches are standard procedure for home buyers but considering recent flooding such as the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North East England are they comfort enough to ascertain sufficient information about the County Durham risk of flooding?

A.

Flood searches applied for by your County Durham conveyancer should include a far more informative Landmark flood search if required.

If you remain still anxious you can approach a next door neighbour.

Q.

Which County Durham mortgage lenders do you work with?

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The Homeward Legal partnership have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders assisting County Durham purchasers. County Durham lenders and mortgage specialists include Mortgage Advice Centre, 2 Benton Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DR, Acorn Mortgage Services Ltd, 2 Buddle St, Wallsend, NE28 6EH, and Original Mortgage Co Ltd, Po Box 340, Hartlepool, TS24 4DU.

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What length of time should it take our assigned conveyancer to carry out the conveyancing process for an apartment in a Thirties property in County Durham?

A.

Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between 1 month and 12 weeks, which can be affected by any number of things, like the efficiency of the vendor's solicitor, or absent parties.

 
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