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Conveyancing in Thornaby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/10/17

Thornaby's closest train station is Stockton at 2 miles. The nearest airport to Thornaby is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport (6 miles).

University Of North Tees Stockton is the nearest hospital.

Q.

I need an affordable conveyancing estimate. What do we need to consider?

A.

Several firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra costs may inflate your final bill. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on your quote Fees should be fair.

Q.

We are buying a Thornaby home with Santander, what do we need to be aware of?

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Some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, potentially creating increased legal costs for property buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for all large lenders.

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Which local authority is responsible for Thornaby?

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

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Which lender panels in Thornaby are your solicitors members of?

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Most lenders in Thornaby are on our Thornaby solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Money Box, 13A Dundas St, Redcar, TS10 3AD, Thomson Philip G, 29 Marine Pde, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, TS12 1DP, and J S Town & Country Mortgages, 4 High St, Norton, Stockton-On-Tees, TS20 1DN.

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What will the Thornaby conveyancing lawyer recommend if the house I hope to purchase is inside the boundary of a Stockton-on-Tees council conservation area which appears to have unauthorised new windows fitted to it?

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Stockton-on-Tees local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your Thornaby conveyancing solicitor during the legal process will check if the property is inside a designated conservation area and evidence of planning authority consent for alterations will be required.

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What type of local authority searches in connection with the potential risk of a flood in the County Durham region will my Thornaby conveyancing solicitor be able to do for a Victorian home we are going to buy?

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The conveyancing lawyer will carry out standard protocol property conveyancing searches, which include Thornaby flood risk area data.

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What authority is under obligation for recording the condition of neglect the conservation areas in Thornaby?

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Conservation areas in Thornaby are specified by Stockton-on-Tees who preserve conservation area concerns from including things like advertising hoardings, coloured road surfaces and whether trees can be cut down.

Following a campaign, English Heritage keep a detailed list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in addition to the exposure to the area falling into disrepair.

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How early should I instruct a solicitor to act for us?

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The short answer is, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a purchase enables you will the details of your Thornaby solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers.