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Conveyancing Solicitors Alston

In-Deed is a national conveyancer which delivers client-centric conveyancing for Cumbria buyers and sellers. Whether you are moving to or from Alston, our property solicitors make the legal work simple.

Property Price Data in Alston

Northumberland House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
134 126 122 120

From 2010 to 2013, property prices have fallen in Northumberland. The Land Registry reported residential properties bought with an average of £120, 096 in October 2013.

Alston Solicitors Legal Fees

Our fixed conveyancing fee promise gives you the peace of mind that the amount on your initial quote is the same amount you will be charged if, as and when you move.

Far too many solicitors sneak additional charges in their terms of engagement of their conveyancing quote. Frequently these costs may be ascertainable from the start of the sale or purchase. Examples include ancillary solicitors fees for acting on a new build transaction or stamp duty land tax form completion.

Comparing Alston solicitor conveyancing quotes

Comparing conveyancing quotes from solicitors in Alston can be time consuming. We have a helpful table that sets out the things to search for in the solicitors terms of engagement when trying to find any further fees .

Local Authority for Alston

Alston is in Northumberland County Council which is under no overall political control. Council Tax bands for 13\14 are; Band A - £1, 008, Band B - £1, 177, Band C - £1, 345, Band D - £1, 513, Band E - £1, 849, Band F - £2, 185, Band G - £2, 521, Band H - £3, 025.

Living in Alston

Alston is located in Northumberland in North East England and is roughly 51 miles from Alnwick, the county administrative centre. Trips out include Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill and Birdoswald Roman Fort. Home grown food junkies will enjoy Bradley Burn Farm Shop at Bradley Hall Farm, Wolsingham, County Durham, Alston, Cumbria, DL13 3JH. Local pubs include the White Bull, the Old Oak, the Plough, the Durham Ox and the Bull & Royal 1 mile in Longridge. Shops in the Alston area include W.M.H Farm Fresh Meats butchers at 21 Westgate, Appleby Bakery and a Sainsburys Superstore In Haltwhistle.

The conveyancing procedure - a useful guide

Selecting a quote from a solicitor

Whilst you can carry out the legal process yourself, most of us will not have the expertise or time, and choose to instruct a solicitor. Ensure that you check the terms and conditions for any hidden additional fees before you make a final decision.

Instructing a solicitor

Once you have identified the solicitor you want to manage the legal procedure for your Alston property sale or purchase you will need to instruct them. To do this you should always take care to scour the terms for any hidden conveyancing fees before you agree to them.

The pre-contract stage

Pre-contract enquires are made, which can include investigating property boundaries. Also the draft contract itself will be drawn up. The final version is agreed by the buyer's and seller's solicitors, and the date to complete.

Arranging a RICS Home Buyer Survey

A home survey is imperative in order to identify any possible defects e.g. ground heave and damp. Mining related subsidence is a local thing common in Cumbria.

Conveyancing searches

The common searches usually required by lenders are Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority, and these cover a wide range of issues, including compulsory purchase orders.

Exchanging contracts

Contracts are exchanged, and the buyer pays the deposit (in most cases 10% of the sale price, but this is negotiable).


On the day usually specified in the contract, the deeds are handed over to the purchaser, once payment of, less the 10% deposit, the money that is due is made. The keys may the be picked up.

Purchasing with Help to Buy

The Help to Buy scheme aids first-time buyers and home movers who have saved a 5% deposit. To qualify for the Help to Buy schemes, the house needs to be not Buy to Let, and you must not have an interest in any other property.

Get in touch with the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for further detail.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging a property in Alston

In-Deed should be first and last stop for any home owner intending to remortgage a flat or house in Alston. Our Solicitors have built the latest systems and processes allowing our carefully selected solicitors to give a fast and very personal conveyancing service. Our specialist team of lawyers can take instructions for all lender panels from TSB to Monmouthshire Building Society.

Online Conveyancing Quote

More so than ever before, it is easy for buyers and sellers to monitor the progress of their move, with online conveyancing tools such as casetracking and SMS updates at their disposal.

That said, an essential component of a stress-free process is finding a solicitor who is both efficient and who provides regular updates. Buyers and sellers will have working with In-Deed's solicitors the advantage of modern conveyancing developments and also a dedicated property lawyer.