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IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Berwick-Upon-Tweed at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
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What is included in a local authority search covering Berwick-Upon-Tweed? There are two parts to a local authority search – LLC1 and CON29. The second part of the search – Enquiries of the local authority – supplies information relating to whether the roadway abutting the property is public or private, proposals for new road schemes, rail schemes or planning permissions relating to the title. The replies can also include outstanding statutory notices, breaches of planning or building regulations or the existence of a compulsory purchase order. Environmental factors, such as whether the house stands on contaminated land or in a Radon gas affected area are also covered but see out comments on Environmental Searches also.

When we get a Environmental investigation on the property mentioned on the conveyancing quote for the property in Berwick-Upon-Tweed what will it reveal? The search provides information of present and past pollution risks together with a statement from an environmental expert confirming whether or not the site is likely to be officially names as contaminated land by the local council. It may also reveal other information such as whether the property is within a flooding 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 high radon area.

Apart from showing that the home in Berwick-Upon-Tweed is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage what other data does a water authority search contain? A a CON29 DW search illustrates to a new interested party that the property they are interested in does not need a “build over consent” because the vendor has constructed an addition to the house within three metres of a public drain. It also shows a raft of other data 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 Berwick-Upon-Tweed?

  • 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 Berwick-Upon-Tweed. 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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No delays and completed very quickly. Would absolutely use again and would recommend to others. I came across this firm while researching conveyancing issues online, and they had a very informative blog. I have completed the purchase within 3 months without any issues. Mouzzam and Tricia at KER were great. Always quick to reply to my emails and processed paperwork very quickly in relation to my house purchase. Their service was very professional and I would use again. Fantastic service, professional and competent.

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

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General Conveyancing Tips

How long between exchange and completion? This is usually two weeks, but does not have to be. You can request a longer timeframe if you are trading trading down and have a lot of items to get rid of. You can accelerate the process if it is your first purchase. You may be able to exchange and complete together. However your instructions depend on what  others in the chain will agree to.

Always check what you are purchasing? We will always send 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 errors a consumer makes is not checking the plan properly. It is a best to visit the property to check that what is shown on the plan agrees with what you think you’re acquiring on site. All too often purchasers mistakenly think that a piece of land at the side or rear of the site is theirs,only to later discover that the legal title to the land parcel doesn’t include this land. 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 property it stands on. As you own everything you are responsible for all outlays necessary to repair the fabric of the structure. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including Berwick-Upon-Tweed 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 small 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 contribute jointly to the care of the building in which the flat is situated and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Are you able to conduct a mortgage with Halifax in Berwick-Upon-Tweed? Yes we are on the mortgage Panel for this lender.

Are you able to oversee Lifetime ISAs? Yes we deal with Lifetime ISAs in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

What Stamp Duty will I pay if I am a first time buyer? First time buyers paying three hundred thousand pounds or less for a residential property will pay no Stamp Duty Land Tax. If you are paying between three hundred thousand pounds and five hundred thousand pounds will pay SDLT at 5% on the amount of the purchase price in excess of £300k – a reduction of £5,000 compared to standard rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax. If the price is over half a million pounds there is no relief for the first time buyer and the normal rates apply. If you select “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” question on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

What Stamp Duty if I am buying a second home in Berwick-Upon-Tweed? 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 Stamp Duty for each band for all property over £40,000. If you press “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” question on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a leasehold what additional fees can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the expenses up front in our quote. 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 landlords 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 £600. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a flat in a retirement development what additional expenses can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the costs up front in our on line quote. There are going to be two potential costs. First, the costs charged by landlords and managing agents will vary for providing assignment packs often in a form called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company broadly it is around £300 but is can be higher in extreme cases. Second, the lease usually contains a mechanism for the outgoing to pay a fee to the freeholder based on a % of the market value which is often 1% although other formula may be used. The lease will need to be checked carefully.


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About Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

Berwick-upon-Tweed (; Scots: Sou Berik) is a town in the county of Northumberland. It is the northernmost town in England, at the mouth of the River Tweed on the east coast, 2 12 miles (4 kilometres) south of the Scottish border (the hamlet of Marshall Meadows is the actual northernmost settlement). Berwick is approximately 56 mi (90 km) east-south east of Edinburgh, 65 mi (105 km) north of Newcastle upon Tyne and 345 mi (555 km) north of London.

The 2011 United Kingdom census recorded Berwick’s population as 12,043. A civil parish and town council were formed in 2008 comprising the communities of Berwick, Spittal and Tweedmouth.

Berwick was founded as an Anglo-Saxon settlement during the time of the Kingdom of Northumbria, which was annexed by England in the 10th century.

The area was for more than 400 years central to historic border wars between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, and several times possession of Berwick changed hands between the two kingdoms. The last time it changed hands was when Richard of Gloucester retook it for England in 1482. To this day many Berwickers feel a close affinity to Scotland.

Berwick remains a traditional market town and also has some notable architectural features, in particular its medieval town walls, its Georgian Town Hall, its Elizabethan ramparts, and Britain’s earliest barracks buildings, which Nicholas Hawksmoor built (1717–21) for the Board of Ordnance.

Get In Touch We can start work on your matter today

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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