Bedlington conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Northumberland County Council?

Bedlington is situated in Northumberland County Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Northumberland County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1218.26
B £1421.30
C £1624.35
D £1827.39
E £2233.48
F £2639.56
G £3045.65
H £3654.78

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Bedlington conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Bedlington carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your move completes.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Bedlington - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend specialist searches e.g. a flood search.

To check the cost of searches on a Bedlington property try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Bedlington - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous clauses in the lease.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take weeks to collect these details if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Bedlington - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build property in Bedlington can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Bedlington must be able to deal with things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, confirming Section 38 agreements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Ark Residential.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Bedlington - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bedlington should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender