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Gateshead lies on the opposite bank of the River Tyne to Newcastle and is joined to the latter by 7 bridges. This friendly town offers a wide choice of housing, from executive apartments to family homes and the council's local plan aims to deliver more than 11,000 homes over the next 15 years.

With world-class cultural and sporting venues, access to the beautiful North East coastline and countryside, and property prices 46% lower than the national average, Gateshead provides a high standard of living for its 120,000 residents.

Gateshead Conveyancing: FAQs

Conveyancing clients often have lots of questions about buying or selling in Gateshead, and about the conveyancing process. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions:

Buying property in Gateshead

What are the Council Tax bands in Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council in 2022?

Gateshead is situated in Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Gateshead Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,475.73
B £1,721.69
C £1,967.64
D £2,213.60
E £2,705.51
F £3,197.42
G £3,689.33
H £4,427.20

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Gateshead?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Gateshead 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Gateshead - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

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Selling property in Gateshead

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Gateshead?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Gateshead must undertake additional work, which could include requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as is practicable.

Remortgaging in Gateshead

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Gateshead property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Gateshead should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Your conveyancing solicitor can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a tracker with Santander or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can assist.

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Transferring equity in Gateshead

I want to transfer equity in my Gateshead home - how does this work?

If you wish to gift or transfer your share of a property you jointly own to someone else, you will need a solicitor to complete the 'Transfer of Equity'. For a low fixed fee, Your conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal work for a equity transfer, and they can also complete remortgage conveyancing work at the same time.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Gateshead

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees, such as the equity loan fee and buy-to-let fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like SDLT or bankruptcy search fee.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Gateshead home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Gateshead property lawyers FAQs

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Gateshead?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Land Registry fees or conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Gateshead are fixed, so what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Gateshead move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Gateshead sale or purchase.

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How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Gateshead and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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