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Conveyancing in Whickham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/17

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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When should we speak to a conveyancer to act on our purchase?

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If you choose a conveyancing solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, the sooner the better, as there are a number of tasks that can be performed immediately. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor to handle your Whickham conveyancing early could mitigate the chance of the transaction aborting.

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Which local authority is responsible for Whickham?

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Whickham is located in Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH, phone: 0191 433 3000

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What precautions can we take to avoid paying out for SDLT?

SDLT is usually payable for purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty reduction should not be considered when purchasing in Whickham, as such schemes are expensive and often likely to fail.

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If I am intending to purchase in the parish of Whickham, will it be necessary to get a chancel search?

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Your Whickham conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be taken out. Chancel repair can be imposed on current owners of a building where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.

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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.

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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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Which body is responsible for overseeing the standard of repair of the conservation areas in Whickham and Whickham?

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Conservation areas in Whickham are created by Gateshead who police conservation area concerns from including things like poorly maintained public spaces, addition of PVC windows and what can be demolished.

Following a campaign, English Heritage keep a detailed list about the state of repair of conservation areas in Whickham and across England as well as the risk of deterioration.

 
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