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Conveyancing in Fenham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Read all about the Fenham area ;

Fenham's nearest airport is Newcastle Airport. and MetroCentre train station is around a mile from Fenham.

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Fenham points of interest

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Newcastle Tyne & Wear Windmill, Newcastle upon Tyne Hatton Gallery Art Gallery and Newcastle Upon Tyne Laing Art Gallery Art Gallery are close to Fenham.

The nearest hospital is Newcastle General.

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How do I get low cost conveyancing in Fenham?

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Both high-street and online solicitors purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement that unknowing sellers and buyers have not reviewed Extra costs ought to be fair. They be applied only where the solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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What is the explanation why the sale conveyancing process requires weeks?

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The legal work needed to sell or purchase property could take more time than budgeted even in the best of circumstances. Some causes are out of a lawyer's hands, Homeward Legal, however, work hard to reduce their burden by chasing for prompt responses.

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Should I choose a conveyancing referred by my estate agent in Empingham?

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If you instruct a solicitor through this route, you your agent may be able to use their influence to exert pressure on a solicitor to complete sooner. However, if they are paid a referral fee, there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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Would you recommend that we get a chancel liability search? We are buying in Fenham.

Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Fenham properties is likely to exist. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Churches in Fenham which may give rise to chancel liability include Holy Cross and St James & St Basil.

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What factors are important to get a fast conveyancing process?

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Most importantly, contacting a proactive solicitor is crucial to moving faster. There are several things you can also do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • pushing the solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible
  • quickly answering your solicitor's questions
  • getting your mortgage offer in place

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What average time does it take my assigned conveyancing solicitor to finish the legal work on a terraced house in Fenham?

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The legal process can take anywhere from around a month to 12 weeks, which can be hampered by a number of factors such as the speed of the sellers lawyer, or whether the property is freehold or leasehold.

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What can a Fenham property lawyer recommend if the property we are buying is inside a conservation are in Newcastle upon Tyne council which has conspicuous dormer windows added?

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Newcastle upon Tyne planning authority LLC1 searches carried out by a solicitor should verify the existence of suitable authorisation for any additions to the property.Should no suitable consents be in evidence, the solicitor will recommend the options like seeking cover from an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective approval from the planning authority.

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How do we determine stamp duty, and what should it be on a £675000 property?

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The Stamp Duty you pay will depend on the house or flat's value. For a residential property in Fenham bought for £675000, stamp duty is £27000.*

*Correct as of 01/02/2013

 
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