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Conveyancing in Dunston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/04/17

Useful regional transport and public service details:

Dunston's nearest airport is Newcastle Airport (6 miles). Dunston's closest train station is Dunston.

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Dunston area info

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Newcastle Tyne & Wear Windmill, Gateshead Shipley Art Gallery Art Gallery and Newcastle Upon Tyne Laing Art Gallery Art Gallery are in Dunston.

The most convenient hospital to Dunston is Dunston Hill Gateshead.

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How do we get the best rates for conveyancing in Dunston for a £472,000 house?

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Many firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra charges can inflate your final bill. Any disbursements should be included on the quote

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Will I need a survey?

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It is recommended that all purchasers book a home surveyor to carry out a survey when buying in Dunston. Many issues can affect a property, including poor drainage or insect infestation.

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Do homewardlegal.co.uk look after the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Dunston?

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Our firm often do the legal conveyancing auction buyers and sellers. Conveyancers invariably advocate bidders to formally appoint a lawyer prior to the date of the auction to allow sufficient time for a review.

Immediately following the property auction date your selected lawyer is absolutely geared up to finishing the transaction inside the usual 28 days as conventionally required .

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My agent has referred a firm of solicitors that they have used before. Do we need to instruct them?

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Your Seahouses agent will be able to influence a conveyancing firm they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore pressure a slow solicitor to work faster. However, if they are paid a referral fee, an agent may decide to recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Will the conveyancing solicitor in Dunston report back to me about the cost of the council tax for a Band A property before exchanging contracts?

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Your lawyer will approach the Gateshead local council to discover the up to date council tax rates, which should subsequently be set out in the conveyancer's title report. The latest council tax charges for properties in Dunston are listed at the Gateshead council website. On 02 February 2013 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,067.00
  • Band B - £1,245.00
  • Band C - £1,422.00
  • Band D - £1,600.00
  • Band E - £1,956.00
  • Band F - £2,311.00
  • Band G - £2,667.00
  • Band H - £3,200.00

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The property seller has unfortunately installed conspicuous satellite dishes to the house in Dunston which we think may conflict with nearby conservation area rules

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A lawyer will carry out searches to check if the property is inside a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have requisite permission from the Gateshead council.Should no local authority consents be available your solicitor will give you professional advice on the options which may include buying an indemnity insurance or obtaining retrospective permission.

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How many weeks should it take my assigned property solicitor to carry out all of the conveyancing formalities on a terraced forties home?

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It can take anywhere from around a month and three months dependent on various issues e.g. the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or absent parties.

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As a result of the flooding in Sept 2012 in North East England we are wondering whether environmental searches won't be detailed enough?

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Flood searches applied for by a Dunston lawyer will also include a far more in depth flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you remain worried you can approach a neighbour of the property.

 
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