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Conveyancing in Sunderland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 04/12/16

As determined by the 2011 census, Sunderland has a population 250,826 people spread over an area of 33,508 acres (13,560 hectares) giving a residential population density 7.5 people per acre or 18.5 per hectare.

Sunderland's closest airport is Newcastle Airport. and the closest train station to Sunderland is Sunderland.

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Things to do in Sunderland

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Fulwell Tyne & Wear Windmill, Sunderland Holy Trinity Churches Conservation Trust and North East Aircraft Museum Aviation Museum are easily accessible from Sunderland.

The nearest hospital to Sunderland is Sunderland, Royal, Chester Rd Entrance.

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I am looking for fixed rate conveyancing. as we are on a budget.

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Many firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra charges may be added into the terms of engagement. Fees found in terms of engagement should be clearly defined. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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Is contaminated land a concern in Sunderland?

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Property in Sunderland is contaminated by a range of natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search will confirm if a home could be affected by contaminants in Sunderland like a proximate telecommunications base station. Contamination can be caused by Sunderland waste sites, including Marsden Quarry, Coast Road, Tyne & Wear, SR6 7NG.

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I am looking to be moving from our terraced house in Sunderland to a bigger house in Springwell at what point to appoint a home removal company?

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Your solicitor would will advise that you delay arranging removals until after the contracts have exchanged as in advance of this it is likely that a date will not have accepted by both parties. For more

information speak to A 2 B Removals, 3 Telford Rd, Sunderland, SR3 4JA on 0191 525 1015 or Magog's Removal Services, Unit 94 Alexandra Business Pk Riverside South, Sunderland, SR4 6UG Phone: 0191 565 6502.

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What would fees for the searches in Sunderland total?

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The cost of searches in Sunderland will vary substantially, depending on the searches required by your lender. Commonly ordered searches include an environmental search and a chancel liability search.

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We are buying on a ex-industrial site. Could the topsoil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Though the dangers are usually minor, an plot will be marked as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life is unacceptable. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as radioactive waste and groundwater contamination.

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What is the council tax on a Thirties detached house in Sunderland?

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Usually a title report will supply the relevant Sunderland council tax band. The correct charges for Sunderland are listed online at the Sunderland local authority website. At the time of writing, 24 November 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £896.00
  • Band B - £1,045.00
  • Band C - £1,194.00
  • Band D - £1,343.00
  • Band E - £1,642.00
  • Band F - £1,941.00
  • Band G - £2,239.00
  • Band H - £2,687.00

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At what point do we need to get a solicitor in Sunderland?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the sooner the better. The legal work can then commence immediately. Prompt instruction of a firm to act for you on your Sunderland transaction can reduce the likelihood of the sale or purchase aborting.

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I am interested in purchasing in Sunderland. Can we verify that the building is in a conservation area?

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Conservation areas secure local areas of historic or architectural significance. Old Riverside and Old East End of City are among the conservation areas in Sunderland. A conveyancing solicitor will discuss what specific restrictions are in place for affected areas in Sunderland.

 
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