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Conveyancing Solicitors Allendale

In-Deed conveyancing is a nationwide conveyancing company that offers professional conveyancing legal services for buyers and sellers in Northumberland. We offer a great value fixed cost legal service with no nasty surprises in the small print to help you budget for the growing cost of moving home. Wherever you live in Allendale, our experienced solicitors make your home move fast and efficient.

House Price Data in Allendale

Durham House Prices (in £1000's)
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94 87 84 82

House values in Durham have fallen in recent years. The Land Registry reported properties purchased averaging £81, 592 in October 2013, a fall of £-2, 087 on last year.

Recent property transactions

  • Sale - Four Leave Clover Cottage, Meadhope Street, Wolsingham, County Durham, £181, 000
  • Freehold Sale - The Barn, Burtreeford, Cowshill, Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL13, £190, 000

Allendale Conveyancing Solicitor Fees

Our fixed fee promise means the solicitors fee we quote you is the same fee you pay when you actually move.

Some conveyancing property lawyers hide additional fees in the terms and conditions in their estimate. Additional conveyancing fees to watch out for can include charges for bank transfers or for dealing with leasehold property.

Tips for comparing Allendale solicitor conveyancing quotes

Exactly comparing conveyancing quotes from solicitors in Allendale can be difficult. It would be sensible to read our helpful list of common additional fees which shows you everything you need to check for in the terms and conditions when you check for any hidden additional fees for instance a charge for copies of property searches.

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Local Authority and Council Tax for Allendale

Allendale is situated in Durham County Council (Labour controlled). Council Tax bandings for tax year 2013\2014 are; Band A - £1, 072, Band B - £1, 250, Band C - £1, 429, Band D - £1, 608, Band E - £1, 965, Band F - £2, 322, Band G - £2, 679, Band H - £3, 215.

Living in Allendale

Allendale is located in County Durham in North East England and is around 28 miles from the county town of Durham. Chesters Roman Fort and Gibside are listed among points of interest. Organic food and veg consumers will enjoy Knitsley Farm Shop at East Knitsley Grange Farm, Knitsley, Allendale, Northumberland, DH8 9EW. Popular drinking spots in the area include the Allendale Inn, the Kings Head, the Golden Lion Hotel, the Crown Inn and the Carts Bog Inn. Allendale shopping options include Grants Bakery and Cranstons Butchers.

The Conveyancing Process

Deciding on a quote

First, choose a property lawyer based on what matters most for you. Be sure to check terms and conditions for hidden costs before you instruct.

Instructing a solicitor

Before your chosen property solicitor is able to start the conveyancing procedure, you must appoint them. You MUST scour the solicitors terms and conditions for any extra conveyancing charges before you sign them.

Draft contracts

Pre-contract enquires are made, which include a preliminary investigation of title. Additionally the draft contract itself is drawn up by the seller's conveyancing solicitor. The final draft is agreed, and initial dates may be set for exchange and completion.

Book your RICS Surveyor to inspect the property

This are required in order to determine serious defects e.g. ground heave and boundary issues.

Allendale conveyancing searches

There are four standard searches expected by mortgage lenders. These are Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority. These cover matters including enforcement actions for a breach of planning permission.

Exchange of contracts

When the seller and buyer are satisfied with the final contract, the two sides sign and deliver them to each other. The purchaser then hands over the agreed deposit (generally 10% of the sale price).


The deeds are handed over to the buyer, once payment of any remaining money due is made. The keys are then collected.

Post Completion Issues

Although you will now have taken possession of the property your Allendale property lawyer still has unfinished paperwork to complete such as notifying the freeholder (if leasehold).

The Help to Buy scheme

The Government's Help to Buy scheme aims to support first-time buyers with a deposit of at least 5%. To qualify for the Government's Help to Buy scheme, the home must be not Buy to Let, and you must not have an interest in any other property.

For more information, call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent. Yorkshire Housing Association (call 0113 243 6893) is the local agent for Allendale.

Quick Conveyancing for a purchase, sale or Remortgage on a Allendale property

Are you looking into remortgaging your flat or house in Allendale? We have devised class leading remortgage case management systems enabling our lawyers to give a speedy and personalised conveyancing service.

Online Conveyancing

Many conveyancing quote websites sell the benefits of conveyancing online, like casetracking and SMS updates.

The key to a less stressful move is finding a solicitor who is both efficient and who provides regular updates, regardless of the software they use. Home movers will experience Working with our solicitors the advantage of online conveyancing technology and also the reassuring presence of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.