Newton Aycliffe conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Durham County Council?

Newton Aycliffe is situated in Durham County Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Durham County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1258.30
B £1468.02
C £1677.73
D £1887.45
E £2306.88
F £2726.32
G £3145.75
H £3774.90

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Are Newton Aycliffe conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Newton Aycliffe offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase 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 purchasing a property in Newton Aycliffe which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant further searches such as a mining search.

To work out the price of searches on a Newton Aycliffe move you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Newton Aycliffe?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to missing leasehold documents.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Newton Aycliffe?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are rare) is quite a lot more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Newton Aycliffe will usually undertake additional tasks, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Newton Aycliffe property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Newton Aycliffe remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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