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Conveyancing in Wide Open Q & A's

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Ask Clarisa a question hl@syntarsus.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

The closest airport to Wide Open is Newcastle Airport. Wide Open's closest train station is Cramlington at 3 miles.

St Nicholas Newcastle hospital is relatively close to Wide Open.

Q.

How do I find the best rates for conveyancing for a £154k property?

A.

Various firms promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra costs can inflate the solicitor's invoice. A quote ought to list third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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How much time can I budget for conveyancing often take?

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In general, the number of weeks taken to transfer property may vary, dependent on numerous aspects. Eight to twelve weeks is the industry-wide average, but we take a proactive approach, driving the sale or purchase to complete sooner.

Q.

Our mortgage lender will be Natwest, is there anything we need to consider?

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Some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, potentially creating higher legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, fortunately, can act for the vast majority of lenders.

Q.

Can we avoid paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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SDLT commonly must be paid on home purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation is not advised, because these schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

Q.

We are buying on a new development brownfield site. Is the soil possibly contaminated by waste minerals like tin?

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Legislation exists to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including water contaminants such as solvents.

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Are there any conservation areas in Wide Open?

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There are several conservation areas near or within Wide Open. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your solicitor will investigate this in detail.

Q.

Can you explain why conveyancing work in Wide Open goes on for so long?

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The Wide Open conveyancing process could take more time for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the delays are out of the solicitor's hands, we, however, work hard to minimise the impact of these delays whenever we can by pushing all parties involved. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as problems with arranging a mortgage.

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We have a found a freehold house to buy. How do we guarantee a fast conveyancing process?

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Crucial to fast conveyancing is to employing a proactive, diligent solicitor. There are numerous tasks you as the purchaser can do, including, pushing the solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, completing all forms as soon as possible and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.