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Conveyancing Solicitors Ashington

In-Deed is a nationwide conveyancing company that delivers customer focussed legal services to residential property buyers and sellers in Ashington. Our low fixed cost legal service with no nasty surprises in the small print in order to help you budget for the spiralling cost of moving. Wherever you live in Ashington, our experienced solicitors make the conveyancing as efficient as possible.

Ashington Property Price Data

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

Average property values in Northumberland have fallen over the last four years. The Land Registry reported homes bought averaging £120, 096 in October 2013, a fall of £-2, 106 in comparison to October 2012.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Chestnut Street, Ashington, NE63, £38, 500
  • Freehold House Purchase - Seventh Row, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63, £78, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Welbeck Terrace, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63, £117, 000
  • Freehold House Purchase - Wansbeck Road, Ashington, NE63, £87, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Queens Street, Ashington, NE63, £51, 500

Ashington Solicitors Legal Fees

If you are looking for a law firm that can handle Ashington transactions, we offer a fixed fee quote with no additional extras.

Some solicitors include further fees in the T's and C's in their conveyancing quote. Fees to watch out for often include charges for calculating service charge arrears or for CHAPS transfers.

Local Government in Ashington

Ashington is in Northumberland County Council which is under no overall political control. Council Tax brackets for tax year 13\14 are as follows: 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 the Ashington area

Ashington is located in Northumberland in North East England and is approximately 17 miles from the county town of Alnwick. Tourists should enjoy Belsay Hall and Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth. Local pubs include the Red Lion, the White Lion Inn in Thakeham, the Frankland Arms, the Five Bells and the Crown Inn. Shops near Ashington include Glenton's Bakery and Greenbrae butchers at Harbottle.

Conveyancing Process

Finding a quoteWhile you may carry out the process yourself, most of us do not have enough legal experience, choosing instead to instruct a conveyancing solicitor. Be sure to check terms and conditions for additional hidden fees before you decide.

Instructing your chosen solicitor As soon as you have selected the firm you wish to look after the legals on your Ashington transaction it will be necessary to instruct them. You must take care to check the solicitors terms and conditions for any extra conveyancing fees before you agree to them.

Initial phasesOnce you have instructed, the lawyer will make contact with the other sides [2var5] to negotiate the draft contract. This document sets out the property price and other information about the sale such as deposits. Further enquiries will also be raised of the sellers solicitor once the purchasers solicitor has reviewed the completed property information form.

Instructing a Home Buyer ReportProperty purchasers usually urged to get a RICS Survey as it can establish if there are serious structural issues such as missing damp proof connection and defective chimney stacks. Mining related subsidence is a known factor common in Northumberland.

Searches in AshingtonThere are four typical searches. These are Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority, and they review matters including planning permission. Additionally, your property lawyer could also recommend potential additional searches.

Exchanging contractsContracts are exchanged, and the buyer hands over the deposit (generally ten percent of the sale price, but this is negotiable).

CompletionThe buyer may then pick up the keys to their new house once the sellers conveyancing solicitor certifies that they have , less the 10% deposit, the money that is due.

Help to Buy in Ashington

Over 17, 000 purchasers acquired their home with the Government's Help to Buy programme already. There are two Help to Buy schemes, the Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee. Each is intended to help home movers and first-time buyers with at least a 5% deposit, but are otherwise quite different. The Equity Loan comprises a 20% equity loan from the Government, which can be repaid at any time. The Mortgage Guarantee enables lenders to offer up to a 95% mortgage.

Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for more detail regarding the scheme. Yorkshire Housing Association , 0113 243 6893, is the local agent for Ashington.

Fast Conveyancing for a sale, purchase or Remortgage on a Ashington property

When you are remortgaging a Ashington home, you will require a solicitor. We have invested in the latest case management systems allowing our home moving lawyers to offer a rapid and personal service. In-Deed's property lawyers can act on all mortgage lender panels, from GE Money Home Lending to Precise Mortgages.

Online Conveyancing Quote

Solutions including automated updates and case tracking are commonly advertised as the secret to fast, cheap conveyancing.

The key to a less stressful move is instructing a fast and efficient solicitor, irrespective of their technology. Buyers and sellers will receive, working with In-Deed's conveyancing solicitors, the benefit of both online conveyancing technology and the advice of a dedicated property lawyer.