The property in Sedgefield being purchased is on a former industrial site. Can the soil still be contaminated?
Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Sedgefield. Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as bleach and fertilisers, contaminants affecting Sedgefield property will be factored into an environmental search.
Which lenders in Sedgefield do you work with?
Our solicitors have experience working beside many lenders registered with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Sedgefield, including Mortgage Advice Centre, 126 Newgate St, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7EN, Homesavers Mortgages & Loans Ltd, 6 Kensington South, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6JA, and Mortgage Service Centres, 77 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JT. The property lawyer handling your case will be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.
Do your property lawyers look after the conveyancing of property auction properties in Sedgefield?
Yes - Homeward Legal is familiar with sellers at auction. We tend to encourage purchasers to instruct a suitable conveyancing company before the day of the auction to allow enough time for a detailed review of the legal papers for the lot. Immediately following the property auction date a lawyer has to be focused on carry out the legal work in under 28 days as typically required by the conditions of sale.
Please recommend how to avoid paying SDLT rates?
We do not recommend home movers undertake any stamp duty scheme, as such schemes are often uneconomical and unreliable.
We are planning to purchase in Sedgefield, we will need to know if disadvantaged area relief is available.
Disadvantaged areas are identified by local government ward. Disadvantaged areas in Sedgefield currently include West, Broom, Chilton, Cornforth, Ferryhill, Fishburn, New Trimdon and Trimdon Grange, Old Trimdon, Sunnydale, Thickley and Tudhoe. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.
Which local authority is responsible for Sedgefield?
Sedgefield is located in Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL, Tel: 0300 123 7070