Conveyancing in Houghton Le Spring

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Conveyancing Solicitors Houghton-Le-Spring

Welcome to In-Deed, a national group of conveyancers delivering client focussed property legal services for Tyne And Wear home buyers and sellers. We never bury any additional fees in our terms, the price we quote is the price you pay. Tyne And Wear has a vast choice of lawyers serving Houghton Le Spring, but we feel that none can beat In-Deed on service.

House Price Data in Houghton Le Spring

Tyne And Wear House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
110 106 103 103

Property prices in Tyne And Wear have remained constant, between 2010 and 2013. Rising by £340 in comparison to the same month last year, in October 2013, the Land Registry reported residential properties bought with an average of £103, 171.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Okehampton Drive, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4, £160, 000
  • Freehold Sale - St. Cuthberts Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH4, £125, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Maplewood Street, Houghton Le Spring, DH4, £53, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Harwood Drive, Mulberry Park, DH4, £239, 950
  • Freehold Sale - Burnden Grove, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4, £99, 950

Houghton Le Spring Conveyancing Fees

Some conveyancing solicitors add further fees in their terms of engagement of their initial conveyancing estimate Very often these additional fees may be plain from the beginning of the legal matter.

Usual suspects include ancillary legal fees for acting on a shared ownership file or completing the stamp duty tax return. We give you a complete fixed fee quote for your Houghton Le Spring sale or purchase.

See details of our fixed conveyancing fee promise.

Advice when comparing conveyancing quotes from Houghton Le Spring solicitors

Accurately comparing conveyancing quotes from Houghton Le Spring solicitors is very complicated. Check out our incisive typical hidden fee table which helps you with the things you need to be aware of in the solicitors contractual terms when trying to find any hidden additional fees e.g. bankruptcy search fees.

Local Authority Serving Houghton Le Spring

Houghton Le Spring is situated in Sunderland City Council (Labour controlled). Council Tax bands for tax year 2013\2014 are: Band A - £896, Band B - £1, 045, Band C - £1, 194, Band D - £1, 343, Band E - £1, 642, Band F - £1, 941, Band G - £2, 239, Band H - £2, 687.

Living in Houghton Le Spring

Local residents should appreciate Crook Hall and Gardens and Durham Castle. Popular drinking spots in the area include the Wild Boar in Houghton-le-Spring, the Sun Inn and the Burn Inn. Nearby shops include Peters Cathedral Bakers Ltd bakery and M.I Dickson Traditional Pork Butchers at 37 Newbottle St.

Guide to the legal work in Houghton Le Spring

Deciding on a solicitor

Whilst it is possible to do the process yourself, most buyers and sellers do not have enough legal experience, opting instead to instruct a conveyancing solicitor.

Look for fixed-fee quotes that have no sale, no fee protection, checking terms and conditions for additional costs.

Instructing a solicitor

At the point you have chosen which solicitors quote you would like to agree to, the next step is to appoint them.

To do this you need to thoroughly check the solicitors terms of engagement for any hidden fees conveyancing costs before you approve them.


The purchasers solicitor agrees the draft contract with the sellers solicitor. Additionally enquires are made.

Instruct a Qualified Surveyor to carry out a survey at the property

A competent local Surveyor with experience on property in Houghton Le Spring will spot any problems including subsidence or damp.

Ordering searches

There are four standard searches. These are Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority, and they review a range of factors, including enforcement actions for a breach of planning permission.

Exchanging contracts

Contracts are signed and exchanged. The buyer and seller are obliged to complete the transaction.

On Completion

On a set date, the buyer will then collect the keys to the property after the sellers conveyancing solicitor certifies that they have received , less the 10% deposit, funds that are remaining.

Help to Buy

The Government's Help to Buy programme aims to help home buyers that have saved at least a 5% deposit The maximum property value available under the Help to Buy scheme is £600, 000..

Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for further detail on Help to Buy.

Fast Conveyancing for your sale, purchase or Remortgage in Houghton Le Spring

We can offer clients wanting to remortgage a Houghton Le Spring property with a stress free legal conveyancing service at hard to beat fixed prices. Our Solicitors have built state of the art remortgage systems and processes helping our solicitors to deliver a fast but tailored legal service. In-Deed's solicitors can work with all bank panels from Scottish Widows Bank to Cheshire Building Society.

Online Conveyancing

Automated updates and casetracking are two of the benefit of online conveyancing.

In reality, the secret to a faster, easier move is a proactive and communicative solicitor, regardless of the technology they use. With our solicitors, you enjoy the advantage of modern conveyancing developments and also the presence of a dedicated property lawyer.