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The largest city in the north east, Newcastle forms the core of the Tyneside conurbation. Although this is the 8th most populous urban area in the UK, it is surrounded by one of the most beautiful regions in the UK, close to the Pennine hills and Northumberland coast.

It is a lively and diverse city with a buoyant economy which includes corporate headquarters, learning, call centres, digital technology, retail, tourism and cultural centres.

The city is served by the Tyne & Wear Metro, a system of suburban and underground railways covering much of the region.

Newcastle Upon Tyne conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Newcastle upon Tyne City Council?

Newcastle Upon Tyne is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Newcastle upon Tyne City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.49
B £1378.40
C £1575.32
D £1772.23
E £2166.06
F £2559.89
G £2953.72
H £3544.46

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Newcastle Upon Tyne?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax and local authority searches. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Newcastle Upon Tyne are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Newcastle Upon Tyne?

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Newcastle Upon 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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How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold home typically takes longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Newcastle Upon Tyne?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more specialised in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Newcastle Upon Tyne must carry out additional work. This can involve sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a Newcastle Upon Tyne conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Newcastle Upon Tyne property?

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

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jul 2020). A good Newcastle Upon Tyne remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a two-year discount with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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