Blaydon On Tyne conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council?

Blaydon On Tyne is situated in Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1251.41
B £1459.97
C £1668.54
D £1877.11
E £2294.25
F £2711.38
G £3128.52
H £3754.22

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Are Blaydon On Tyne conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Blaydon On Tyne offer their services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Blaydon On Tyne?

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Blaydon On Tyne conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold home can take weeks longer than a freehold home as leasehold transactions involve more work and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to uncontactable landlords.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, such as a current statement of service charges. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so the solicitor ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Blaydon On Tyne property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Blaydon On Tyne can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, Quittance can help.

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