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Updated: 21/10/16

Local points of interest in Tyne And Wear

Newcastle Tyne & Wear Windmill, Newcastle upon Tyne Hatton Gallery Art Gallery and Newcastle Upon Tyne Laing Art Gallery Art Gallery are close at hand to Tyne And Wear.

Tyne And Wear's nearest airport is Newcastle Airport (7 miles). and Tyne And Wear's closest train station is Newcastle.

The nearest hospital is Walkergate Park Newcastle.


How do we get affordable conveyancing in Tyne And Wear?


Many firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra costs will be included in small print.


Do you need a chancel search if I am buying a home on the same road as a rectory built in the 1200s in Tyne And Wear?


Some owners in Tyne And Wear can be required to contribute towards upkeep of older church buildings. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Tyne And Wear Parochial Church Council enforce liability.


The current owner has unfortunately added ill-suited dormer windows on the maisonette in Tyne And Wear which I think might exclude nearby conservation area criteria


Your instructed lawyer should find out whether the property is inside a conservation area and whether any alterations have requisite consent from the local council.


Will my Tyne And Wear solicitor carry out personal or official searches on my home purchase?


The lawyer will brief you as to the most appropriate type of search, depending on issues like building society requirements. If personal searches are used, your solicitor may look for a local search agent, for instance, Property Search North East, The Stables, Wolsingham Road, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4RP Tel: 0191 213 6666 Fax: 0191 213 6677


Will my Tyne And Wear solicitor in form me about the cost of council tax on a Band E house before completing on the purchase?


Your solicitor will speak to the governing Gateshead local council to enquire about the correct council tax band and rates, which should be written in the conveyancing report on title.

The latest council tax rates for residents of Tyne And Wear are detailed online at the Gateshead local authority website. Currently, 04 June 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,067.00
  • Band B - £1,245.00
  • Band C - £1,422.00
  • Band D - £1,600.00
  • Band E - £1,956.00
  • Band F - £2,311.00
  • Band G - £2,667.00
  • Band H - £3,200.00


We are intending to buy a converted house in a conservation area in Tyne And Wear, how do I find data on the state of repair of the conservation area?


Following a campaign, English Heritage keep a detailed list on the condition of conservation areas in addition to the exposure to a worsening of the condition of the area.

Conservation areas in Tyne And Wear are created by the local authority (Gateshead) who preserve everything from property boundaries to the halting of derelict buildings.


I am buying in Tyne And Wear, and need to know if there are any conservation areas.


Areas considered to be of historical or architectural value, like model housing estates, may be recognised as conservation areas. A conveyancing solicitor will discuss what specific restrictions are in place and advise further for conservation areas in Tyne And Wear.


Handling the legal work without the aid of a Tyne And Wear solicitor is becoming possible when buying and selling a flat. However really be foolhardy ?


There are no arguments why a home mover shouldn't handle the your own conveyancing on your own. However, a property solicitor carries out a large array of functions e.g. chasing deeds and DS1 documents or the Land Registry formalities some of which need experience. AT any rate solicitors practices are bound to be covered by applicable insurance cover to insulate you from any professional oversights.