North Shields conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in North Tyneside Council?

North Shields is situated in North Tyneside Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band North Tyneside Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1141.87
B £1332.18
C £1522.49
D £1712.80
E £2093.42
F £2474.04
G £2854.67
H £3425.60

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

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

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, such as HMLR registration fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in North Shields are fixed, - what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your North Shields sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in North Shields which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a transport search.

To see the price of searches on a North Shields house or flat you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

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

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

requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

A specialist leasehold 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

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

I am selling a leasehold property in North Shields - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold property is significantly more involved in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in North Shields will usually undertake additional tasks. This can involve collating all relevant freeholder information, through to details of planned major works.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a solicitor as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

I am buying a new build property in North Shields - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in North Shields is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in North Shields must be able to deal with things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, verifying rights of easements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in North Shields should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender