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Conveyancing in East Boldon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Helpful East Boldon public transport and services facts and figures -

East Boldon's closest train station is East Boldon. Newcastle Airport is 13 miles from East Boldon.

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Local East Boldon attractions

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Fulwell Tyne & Wear Windmill, North East Aircraft Museum Aviation Museum and Sunderland Holy Trinity Churches Conservation Trust are situated in East Boldon.

The closest hospital is South Tyneside District South Shields.

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How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in East Boldon for a £238k residence?

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Confusion over this matter catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs are often hiding in the small print.

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Which lender panels in East Boldon are you a member of?

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Homeward Legal have worked closely with many lenders who are Council of Mortgage Lenders-approved. A number of mortgage specialists operate in East Boldon, like Mortgage Advice Bureau, 20 Fawcett St, Sunderland, SR1 1RH, Andrews & French, 45 Aylesford Mews, Sunderland, SR2 9HY, and Dielma, 94 Roche Ct, Washington, NE38 7PN.

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Can we be gazumped?

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Gazumping occurs when one buyer's offer is accepted but then rejected by the seller and then selecting a better offer. There is almost always a danger of gazumping. Instructing your solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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What is the council tax on a residential detached Band H property in East Boldon?

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You will be advised on the property's council tax band with the conveyancing report on title.

Up-to-date charges for homes in East Boldon are tabled on the South Tyneside local authority site. At the time of authoring on 25 December 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £966.00
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  • Band B - £1,127.00
  • Band C - £1,287.00
  • Band D - £1,448.00
  • Band E - £1,770.00
  • Band F - £2,092.00
  • Band G - £2,414.00
  • Band H - £2,897.00

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What will the East Boldon property lawyer advise if the property we hope to purchase is in a South Tyneside local authority conservation area which seems to have an un-consented artificial stone cladding installed?

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South Tyneside council search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your East Boldon property lawyer will find out whether the property is in a designated conservation area and evidence of formal approval for alterations will be asked for. If no suitable consents be in evidence, your solicitor will give you professional advice on all options which may include seeking cover from an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective permission from the appropriate local authority.

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Is a house survey necessary when purchasing residential property?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that purchasers instruct a RICS surveyor to undertake a survey. There are a range of problems that have a negative impact on a property, that will not be addressed during the conveyancing process, including chimney defects and settlement.

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Are your property lawyers able to 1 month completions on the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in East Boldon?

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Indeed we work closely with auctioneers and often get instructed by buyers at auction. It is a smart decision buyers at auction to formally appoint a good solicitors practice as quickly as possible for a full report of the property's legal title before the auction.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day arrives your selected lawyer is prepared for finishing the purchase inside the limited time frame as usually required .

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Solicitors in East Boldon do formal conveyancing searches when they are acting for a property purchaser, which specific searches?

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If buying and applying for a mortgage, your lender mandates at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search, as well as any special local East Boldon searches, like a Development reports.