Whitley Bay conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in North Tyneside Council?

Whitley Bay 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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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 Whitley Bay?

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

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, for example Land Registry fees and bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Whitley Bay are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Whitley Bay sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Whitley Bay sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Whitley Bay?

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Whitley Bay 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 Whitley Bay - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and marriage value issues.

Your 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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Whitley Bay?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more technical than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Whitley Bay. This can involve getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in Whitley Bay - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a tracker with the Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender