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IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Allensford at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

How long do Official Local Authority search searches take? The ETA for a Official Local Authority search can vary significantly, from 24 hours to six weeks! Although we order all our Local Authority searches through our search provider’s website some searches are still processed processed manually by the local council. Also the search ETA can be affected by seasonal demand levels and local council staffing levels.

When we ask for an Environmental check on the property mentioned on the conveyancing quote for the property in Allensford what will it reveal? The search provides data of present and past pollution risks together with a statement from an environmental consultant confirming whether or not the land parcel could be designated contaminated land by the local council. It may also reveal other information such as whether the property is within a flood plain area (which may have an effect on the availability and cost of home insurance), whether it is on or near a landfill site and in an area of high subsidence or landslip. It may also shown whether the property is affected by coal mining and in an area with high radon readings.

Apart from showing that the property in Allensford is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage what other details does a a CON29 DW search show? A Drainage & Water Enquiry illustrates to a future buyer that the property they are purchasing does not need a “build over consent” because the seller has constructed an extension over a public drain. It also shows a raft of other details such as water quality and historical evidence of internal sewer flooding.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Allensford?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Allensford. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
  • Our quote is subject to our Terms and Conditions but there are No Hidden Extras.
  • Our guide to Unknown Costs and Limitations will give you an idea on what other possible costs or expenses to budget for outside the quote for the legal fees and known disbursements.

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Mouzzam always responded to queries as soon as possible and the sale went smoothly through. I would recommend K.E & Rowe to friends and family.

Remember if the process drags on, we will not hit you with additional charges.

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General Conveyancing Tips

How long does conveyancing take? For relatively simple sale or purchase, expect the conveyancing of your property to take around 2 to 3 months.

Always check what you are purchasing? We will always show you a document known as the ‘title plan’ (sometimes called filed plan}. This will show the full outline of the property you are buying – the boundary will usually be marked red. One of the biggest mistakes a client makes is not checking the plan properly. It is a best to go to the land to check that what is shown on the plan agrees with what you think you’re looking at on site. All too often buyers mistakenly think that a piece of land at the side or rear of the property is theirs,only to later discover that the legal title to the home doesn’t include this space. Always be satisfied that the title plan matches the physical position at the property.

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold property? If you own a freehold property it invariable means you own a house or bungalow and that includes the whole building and the ground it stands on. As you own everything you are responsible for all bills required to maintain the fabric of the structure. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including Allensford some houses are also leasehold. Leasehold means you effectively lease a property for a number of years – usually a very long period of 99, 125 or even 999 years. You may pay a minor ground rent of a few hundred pounds to the landlord each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the landlord setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to pay jointly to the upkeep of the building in which the leasehold property is situated and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in Allensford

Are you on the panel of Nationwide Building Society? Yes we act for all major lenders and many smaller lenders.

Are you able to oversee Help to Buy ISAs in Allensford? Yes we are on the panel so we can deal with Help to Buy ISAs.

If you are a first time buyer what additional fees can we anticipate? If you are using a Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA we are required to make certain actions to facilitate release of those funds including any bonus. If you complete the quote you will see there is an option for Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA. Please chose yes if you have one. You will usually save on SDLT which will be nil up to £300k. If you select “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If I buy a new home to live in but do not sell my present house what is the SDLT position? Buyers of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, will have to pay an extra 3% in on top of current rates of SDLT for each band for all property over forty thousand pounds. If you select “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a flat what additional payments can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the disbursements up front in our estimate. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by freeholder and management companies also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a freeholder and management companies who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £650. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

We are executors of our parents estate. Do you deal with sales by administrators? Yes. As executors of the Estate you can sell and our costs remain the same as quoted for this type of Seller.


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About Allensford.

Allensford is a small country park and hamlet in County Durham, in England. It is situated a short distance to the west of Consett, and to the east of Castleside on the River Derwent.

First recorded as Aleynforth in Bishop Hatfield’s survey of c. 1382. The placename is sometimes listed as Allansford, “At Allansford…is a bridge over the Derwent into Northumberland, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on that stream; there are a few cottages on each side of the river”.

It is uncertain when a bridge replaced the ford, however a bridge was in existence in the late 17th century when the structure was in a “very ruinous and in greate decay” according to the Northumberland Quarter Sessions for 1687–1697.

Allensford Mill farmhouse was originally called the Belsay Castle Inn, named after the estate of the Middleton family of Belsay Castle. Part of the inn was built in the late 17th century and may have been a bastle. Later additions continued throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The inn was licensed until 1869. The upper room in the outbuilding served as a nonconformist chapel.

Denis Hayford, (c.1635–1733), a pioneer of the steel industry, acquired the lease of Allensford furnace and forge in 1692 which was upstream from his established business in Shotley Bridge. The lease seems to have lapsed in 1713. The site of the furnace is marked on Ordnance Survey maps.

It has a dedicated campsite. The adjacent woodland forms the Allensford Woods Local Nature Reserve, covering 17.5 hectares (43 acres).

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You can complete the Instruct Us button on your quote and completed your contact details or call 01708 757575  and speak with Mark Sadler or email mbs@ker.co.uk and we will do the rest.


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