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Conveyancing in County Durham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/18

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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Is Homeward Legal geared up for move quickly on the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in County Durham?

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Indeed we work closely with auctioneers and frequently do the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. Our auction team solicitors and conveyancers have in the past been instructed by numerous successful bidders at local auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Shrewd buyers at auction will formally instruct a SRA regulated firm asap for a thorough review of the legal documents well before the property auction date.

Subsequently, immediately after the date of the auction your Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor is wholly geared up to completing the legal work inside the limited time frame as required by the terms if sale.

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The owner has unfortunately added inappropriate new windows to the flat which we think might infringe on the Bowburn conservation area criteria.

A property lawyer will make enquiries to find out whether the property is affected by a conservation area and whether any alterations have the requisite consent from the local authority.

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How does the lawyer in County Durham investigate the potential risk of possible flooding in County Durham?

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A vital part of the conveyancing protocol involves the conveyancing lawyer making an application for environmental searches that go in certain details with respect to County Durham flood risk area.

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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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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?

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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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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?

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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.

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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.