By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"The professional team for your move."
When buying or selling a house or flat in Seahouses, you will need to appoint a property lawyer to carry out the legal work for your move.
Our panel of conveyancing solicitors have many years experience of conveyancing in Seahouses and throughout Northumberland.Our pragmatic approach means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed price.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees for buying and selling a house, if your Northumberland house move does not complete.
With their local experience, our solicitors will guide you through the whole of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
Farne Lighthouse, Bamburgh Castle Historic Houses Association and Bamburgh Castle Castle are close at hand to Seahouses.
The closest airport to Seahouses is Newcastle Airport (38 miles). Seahouses's closest station is Chathill at 4 miles.
The neighbouring hospital for Seahouses is Alnwick Infirmary.Q.
Lack of clarity over this point catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. A quote should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Q.
Local Seahouses conservation areas are specified by the local Northumberland planning authority, who maintain conservation area concerns from paths to the deterrence of excessive road signs. English Heritage administer a detailed list on the state of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to deterioration or improvement.Q.
The solicitor will determine whether your new home is located within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the essential consents from the local planning authority.
This arises when a house seller acknowledges an offer and then rejects it in favour of a higher offer. The risk of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your conveyancing solicitor as soon as you can.Q.
If taking out a mortgage the building society of bank mandates at least a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and occasionally specific local searches such as Anti Money Laundering Search.Q.
A conveyancing solicitor could advise a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, 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.Q.
Both agents and mortgage brokers may suggest one or more conveyancing firms, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.Q.
Flood searches applied for by your solicitor in Seahouses will also include a far more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.
If you are still nervous you could attempt to call a neighbour of the property.