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Updated: 22/10/16

Whitley Bay attractions

St Mary Lighthouse Lighthouse, Tynemouth Priory and Castle English Heritage and Rising Sun Country Park are close to Whitley Bay.

The closest airport to Whitley Bay is Newcastle Airport (10 miles). and the closest station to Whitley Bay is Cramlington, almost 6 miles away.

The nearest hospital is North Shields, North Tyneside General.


We need discount conveyancing, we are on a tight budget.


Numerous firms purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra costs can increase your solicitor's invoice.


How long may we allow for the legal work to buy a house usually take, in your experience?


The number of weeks needed to transact a home is not wholly predictable, dependent on a handful of concerns. Our conveyancing solicitors work hard to ensure every purchase receives fast and efficient service.


Which body has overall responsibility for checking the status of neglect Whitley Bay and Whitley Bay conservation areas?


Following a campaign, English Heritage maintain a list of the state of conservation areas as well as the exposure to deterioration or improvement. Conservation areas are created by North Tyneside who oversee conservation area concerns from including things like traffic signs, coloured road surfaces and paths and footpaths.


To complete on our freehold property purchase ASAP, how do we organise a fast conveyancing process?


It is well established that fast conveyancing is essential to is to use a communicative property lawyer. There are a number of tasks you, as

the buyer, can do to get moving sooner, such as, requesting regular updates from your property lawyer and keep the pressure on, answering any queries raised by the property lawyer as soon as possible and organising your finances.


What kind of investigation in respect to the uncertain risk of local flooding to properties in Tyne And Wear will the conveyancing solicitor in Whitley Bay check?


A vital step in the conveyancing procedure involves the conveyancer making an application for conveyancing and environmental searches that set out specific information about the local Whitley Bay flood risk. A more specific dedicated flood risk search, such as the Landmark search, may be proposed by the Whitley Bay conveyancing solicitor if the results of the initial searches show that there is a risk of flooding.


Our purchase is completing in January, what will be calculated for stamp duty rates?


The Stamp Duty owed is dependent on the property's value. It will be £10140 on a £338000 Whitley Bay home.*

*This information correct as of 01/03/2013


What is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached Band F property in Whitley Bay?


Your band should ordinarily be detailed in the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local authority. The latest tax charges for properties in Whitley Bay are tabled online at the North Tyneside local authority site. At the time of authoring, 08 January 2013, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £990.00
  • Band B - £1,155.00
  • Band C - £1,320.00
  • Band D - £1,485.00
  • Band E - £1,815.00
  • Band F - £2,145.00
  • Band G - £2,475.00
  • Band H - £2,970.00


Should we order a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Whitley Bay?


A solicitor may suggest a chancel search. In Whitley Bay's much older areas, chancel repair can be imposed on the owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so.