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Conveyancing in Prudhoe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Prudhoe information:

Prudhoe's nearest station is Prudhoe at 1 mile s. Prudhoe's closest airport is Newcastle Airport.

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Prudhoe area information

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Cherryburn National Trust Prudhoe Castle English Heritage and Bywell St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust are in Prudhoe.

The most convenient hospital for Prudhoe is Prudhoe.

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We need a cheap solicitor for purchasing a residence. What do I need to check for?

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This affects many home owners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many firms offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional charges will be included in the terms which home owners may have not read carefully Extra fees included in your solicitor's terms should be clearly defined. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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What kind of investigation into the risk of floods to properties in Northumberland will the Prudhoe conveyancer report back on?

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A conveyancer conducts standard formal environmental searches that should include Prudhoe area flood risk data.

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If I am intending to buy near Prudhoe, in the parish of Eglingham, do we need a chancel search?

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The property solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils have opted to exact chancel repairs on new owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will remain liability-free for new owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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What will a Prudhoe property lawyer recommend if the property is inside a Northumberland local authority conservation area which seems to have unsympathetic dormer windows fitted to it?

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Northumberland council searches conducted by your Prudhoe conveyancing solicitor as part of the conveyancing should identify if the Prudhoe property a conservation area and any evidence of Coal Authority consent for alterations will be required.

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What does 'fixtures and fittings' include?

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In general, there is no legal definition of fixtures and fittings. A fixtures and fittings form can avoid any disputes, saving heartache once the sale is completed.

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Lawyers in Prudhoe do standard property conveyancing searches if acting for a purchase client, which particular searches?

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If taking out a mortgage the mortgage lender mandates at least a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly less common searches for example Contaminated Land.

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Where look for find out whether the conservation area I am buying in is being neglected?

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Local Prudhoe conservation areas are nominated by the local Northumberland planning authority, who maintain the state of the area including things like poorly maintained pavements, removal of front gardens for parking and what can be developed. English Heritage, a government body, now maintain a list on the state of conservation areas as well as the risk of the area falling into disrepair.

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Should I opt for the property solicitor offered by the local agent?

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Your agent may endorse a law firm to handle your conveyancing. These referrals should be compared against alternatives, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

 
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