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Conveyancing in Whickham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Whickham's nearest train station is MetroCentre at 1 mile s. Whickham's closest airport is Newcastle Airport.

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Whickham area information

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Newcastle Tyne & Wear Windmill, Gateshead Shipley Art Gallery Art Gallery and Newcastle Upon Tyne Laing Art Gallery Art Gallery are in Whickham.

The closest hospital is Dunston Hill Gateshead.

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We need an affordable Whickham conveyancing quote. Can you assist?

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Confusion over this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors advertise cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional costs are often hiding in the terms that unknowing buyers have not reviewed Any additional charges should be fair and be applicable if the conveyancer is required to complete extra work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote for conveyancing in Whickham must also state applicable disbursements.We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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Is contaminated land in Whickham a concern for residential properties?

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Residential property in Whickham is contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors. Contaminants including hazardous and regulated installations or waste disposal sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

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I have found an increasing number useful books on the subject of by passing the solicitor e.g. Conveyancing Handbook by Frances Silverman . That being the case, do I need to use a conveyancing solicitor in Whickham ?

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There is no argument why a home buyer cant conceivably take care of the greater majority of the legal process without the help of an experienced Whickham conveyancing solicitor.

However, a property solicitor in Whickham is in charge of a large number of tasks including chasing replies to enquiries and handling retentions most of which require a skilled professional. Above all else DIY conveyancers are taking risks without relevant professional indemnity insurance that every legal practices are required by the SRA to take out.

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How much can the searches cost?

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Whickham searches ranges in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. More uncommon searches include a search of the Index Map.

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Will a Whickham property solicitor report back on the risk of floods in Whickham?

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An essential component in the legal process involves a conveyancing solicitor applying for conveyancing searches that provide certain details regarding Whickham historical flood risk. A more in-depth set of searches (e.g Homecheck) may be advised by the solicitor in Whickham, if in the event that the environmental search highlight flood risk to the property.

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May our property legal fees include any additional costs?

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No. Homeward Legal's solicitors never hide any hidden fees to buy or sell a home. Be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.

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Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Whickham conveyancing faster?

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Finding a proactive, diligent solicitor is crucial to faster conveyancing. There are a range of tasks you could do to speed up the process. These include:

  • keeping in regular contact with your solicitor
  • replying to your solicitor by phone, fax or email
  • getting your mortgage offer in place

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Our agent has suggested a lawyer. Will it be cheaper to use this firm?

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If you instruct a firm referred this way, you the agent can use their influence to move the conveyancing process along. Such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as an agent may decide to recommend the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.