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Conveyancing in Sedgefield Q & A's

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Updated: 27/07/17

Local travel information:

The nearest station to Sedgefield is Newton Aycliffe, approximately 6 miles away. Sedgefield's closest airport is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport (10 miles).

Motorists are well served with Sedgefield enjoying good major road access inside three miles of the A1M Junction 60 Northbound.

Sedgefield Community is a nearby hospital.

Q.

I am looking for a lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing. Will I get a quote or and estimate?

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Various conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees can inflate the final bill. The quote must also state the disbursements to be paid. Additional costs needs to be reasonable and clear and only apply in cases where your solicitor is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Are buyers frequently gazumped in Sedgefield?

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This describes when a property owner accepts an offer, only to refuse it in favour of a higher offer. It could occur weeks into a transaction. The risk of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a law firm early.

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Would acquiring a survey be necessary when buying any property?

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It is advised that Sedgefield property purchasers instruct a home surveyor. It is a fact that there are a range of concerns that have a negative impact on a property. These include wet rot and corrosion of pipework, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

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My lender is The Mortgage Works - what will I need to know?

A.

House buyers should consider that, recently, a number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', which may result in higher conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of the majority of UK mortgage lenders.

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What can a Sedgefield property solicitor advise if the house we are buying is located in a County Durham conservation area and has an un-consented dormer windows added?

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County Durham planning authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your Sedgefield conveyancing solicitor will verify if the property is in a designated conservation area and evidence of the appropriate permissions for alterations will be required.

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We are planning to purchase in Sedgefield, we will need to know if disadvantaged area relief is available.

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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.

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Myself and my partner are intending to buy in Sedgefield. Are there any designated conservation areas in the area?

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With 9300 protected areas across the country, the areas near or within Sedgefield will include several areas of conservation. A conveyancing lawyer will discuss the relevant responsibilities and advise further for conservation areas in Sedgefield.

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What environmental concerns can affect land in Sedgefield, and are they comprehensively investigated?

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Several contaminants may ruin Sedgefield property. Contaminants like sand or gravel pits will be reported on in environmental search results.

 
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