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The metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear was created in 1974 and borders Northumberland and Durham. Its 2 main cities are Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland. Also within the county are the boroughs of Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.

All are linked via the light rail Metro system, which makes getting around the region quick and easy. Popular residential choices for families include the coastal areas around Whitley Bay and Tynemouth in North Tyneside and Roker and Seaburn in Sunderland.

Closer to town are and Fenham and Gosforth on Newcastle's outskirts, or Fulwell north of Sunderland.

Tyne And Wear conveyancing FAQs

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

Tyne And Wear is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

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 Tyne And Wear?

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

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Land Registry fees and property searches. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Tyne And Wear are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Tyne And Wear?

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Tyne And Wear conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Tyne And Wear?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is much more complicated than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Tyne And Wear will usually undertake additional legal work, such as getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Tyne And Wear conveyancing solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Tyne And Wear property?


The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jul 2020). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Tyne And Wear should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can help.

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