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Conveyancing in County Durham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Are any of the protected County Durham conservation areas are in a deteriorating state?

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A recent estimation of the state of repair of conservation areas is surveyed by English Heritage. This details are currently accessible at their website:

Annfield Plain marked as very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Bowburn marked as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Kirk Merrington marked as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Mordon marked as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Windlestone Park marked as very bad with high vulnerability and improving.

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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?

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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.

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How is County Durham contaminated land identified?

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Land will be contaminated by several environmental factors, and an environmental search should reveal whether a house is impacted by contaminants in the area including petroleum and fuel sites.

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?

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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.

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I want to complete on the legal work on a leasehold apartment within 5 weeks - are you a fast solicitor in County Durham ?

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Our conveyancers always adopt a speed focused style to completing the conveyancing for customers as rapidly as possible. The utilisation of modern e conveyancing systems .

We look after you with clients a SRA lawyer trained to communicate with the entire buyer and seller chain such as managing agent companies, to achieve a quick exchange.

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When my partner and I are purchasing a home near a church built in the 16th Century in County Durham, will I need a chancel search?

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There are over 15,000 parishes across England and Wales. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the cost of the repair of a local church. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for County Durham properties is likely to exist.