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Conveyancing in Stockton on Tees Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Stockton on Tees's closest airport is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport. The closest station to Stockton on Tees is Stockton, almost 1 mile away.

University Of North Tees Stockton is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do I get a cheap solicitor for buying a freehold flat?

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Many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra costs will be included in small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers Any additional charges included in your solicitor's terms should be fair and reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid must also be stated on a conveyancing quote. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

The vendor appears to have added unfitting satellite dishes on the house in Stockton on Tees which I think may break conservation area rules

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The lawyer will make enquiries to check if the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have required consents from the Stockton-on-Tees authority.

Q.

Will my lawyer in StocktOn Tees inform me about the cost of the council tax on a Band G property prior to exchanging contracts?

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Your property solicitor will approach the appropriate Stockton-on-Tees local council to ascertain the up to date council tax charges which will then be detailed in the conveyancer's title report. The latest council tax charges for homes in StocktOn Tees are tabled at the Stockton-on-Tees local authority site. As at (29 June 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,024.00
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  • Band B - £1,194.00
  • Band C - £1,365.00
  • Band D - £1,535.00
  • Band E - £1,877.00
  • Band F - £2,218.00
  • Band G - £2,559.00
  • Band H - £3,071.00

Q.

Which local authority looks after Stockton on Tees?

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Stockton on Tees is located in Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD phone: 01642 393939

Q.

How do we work out stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty in Stockton on Tees will depend on the purchase price of the property. It will be £0 on a £124000 property.

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How much time may conveyancing legal work generally require in Stockton on Tees?

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The time needed to buy or sell property is not wholly predictable, according to a number of aspects. These could include if management information is required. Our conveyancing solicitors ensure your sale or purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.

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When do we need to speak to a conveyancing solicitor in Stockton on Tees?

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In the majority of situations, the sooner the better, as there are various tasks that may be performed straight away. Promptly instructing a conveyancing solicitor for a sale allows relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties), whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Stockton on Tees solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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Are there many conservation areas in Stockton on Tees?

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Areas considered to be of special architectural or historic interest, like country house estates, may be designated as conservation areas. These restrictions may impose liability on a buyer for unauthorised alterations made by previous owners, but the benefits will include properties can be easier to sell. Your property solicitor will provide more details.

 
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