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Conveyancing in Northumberland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/10/17

Northumberland travel information:

Northumberland's nearest station is Morpeth at 16 miles and Northumberland's nearest airport is Newcastle Airport (19 miles).

Coquetdale Cottage Rothbury is a nearby hospital for Northumberland.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a 307,000 home? We need low cost conveyancing.

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra charges will be included in the small print. Extra fees found in terms of engagement should be reasonable and clear. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Please give reasons why the purchase conveyancing process takes such a long time?

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Conveyancing will sometimes be exposed to significant delays, Homeward Legal, however, aim to reduce the effect of these delays by proactively handling all enquiries. Reasons for delay can include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.

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If I am purchasing in the parish of Widdrington, should we get a chancel search?

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Your property lawyer is likely to recommend that a chancel search be ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will remain liability-free

for new owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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What can impact land in Northumberland. Are they a problem?

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A range of contaminants may affect land, and factors like infilled land or air pollution will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Contamination in Northumberland can be caused by local waste sites, such as Divet Hill Quarry Offices, Little Bavington, Tyne & Wear, NE19 2BG.

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Should I get a chancel search? I am buying in Northumberland.

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Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Northumberland property likely to be affected. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search.

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What length of time can I budget for the conveyancing process take?

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For most property, the amount of time required to transact residential property will vary. This is according to a range of issues affecting the property, such as if a property is leasehold or freehold. With our property specialists, your sale, purchase or remortgage is undertaken as quickly as possible.

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Should we use the lawyer suggested by my estate agent?

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An agent will often refer one or more conveyancing firms. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may decide to recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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How do we circumvent paying stamp duty tax?

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SDLT is generally payable for houses over £125,000. Stamp duty avoidance must be treated with caution by purchasers in Northumberland. These schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed and the total stamp duty tax may be payable, along with interest and penalties.