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Conveyancing in Hartlepool Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

Commuting from the area? ;

The nearest airport to Hartlepool is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport (13 miles). and the nearest station to Hartlepool is Hartlepool.

University of North Tees & Hartlepool is the neighbouring hospital.

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How do we get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms. Additional fees should be reasonable and clear and be applicable solely where your solicitor must perform additional tasks for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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Which of the mortgage lender panels in Hartlepool are your solicitors on?

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We have solicitors with experience working alongside most lenders approved by the CML. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Hartlepool, including Darlington Building Society, Unit 4 Jubilee House/York Rd, Hartlepool, TS26 9EN, North East Home Loans Ltd, 23 Park Rd, Hartlepool, TS24 7PW, and Original Mortgage Co Ltd, Po Box 340, Hartlepool, TS24 4DU.

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Is it important that we get a chancel search? I am buying a home close to a rectory manor in Hartlepool.

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Property owners proximate to nearby church property are expected to fund repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Hartlepool property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. Hartlepool church lands include St Columba, Holy Trinity, St Oswald and St Aidan.

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Will a lawyer in Hartlepool report back on the potential risk of a flood in the Hartlepool area?

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An essential step in the legal procedure of buying a property involves your solicitor making an application for environmental searches that go into details regarding risk of flooding in Hartlepool.

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Is there something I can do to avoid paying for stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp duty scheme should be treated with extreme caution in Hartlepool. These schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

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Which elements assist with ensuring a fast conveyancing transaction?

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Many buyers will, correctly, argue that contacting a communicative property lawyer is the key to a fast conveyancing transaction. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Will they order searches immediately?

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Does Hartlepool include many designated conservation areas?

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Parts of Hartlepool considered be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like picturesque villages, may be recorded as conservation areas. Your solicitor will provide more details, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Hartlepool.

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How is contaminated land in Hartlepool identified?

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Several contaminants could impact property in Hartlepool. Issues including other land contamination should be reported on during conveyancing searches. Back Lane, Greatham, TS25 2EQ is one such potential source of contamination.

 
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