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Conveyancing in Gateshead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

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Gateshead's nearest airport is Newcastle Airport. and Gateshead's nearest station is Newcastle.

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Local points of interest in Gateshead

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Newcastle Tyne & Wear Windmill, Gateshead Shipley Art Gallery Art Gallery and The Baltic Gateshead Art Gallery are around Gateshead.

The most convenient hospital to Gateshead is Bensham Gateshead.

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How do we get fixed rate conveyancing in Gateshead?

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Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many conveyancers advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges will be included in the terms and conditions. Costs needs to be fair. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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We are buying on a Gateshead ex-industrial site. Is aluminium (Al) topsoil contamination likely?

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With the history of industry in parts of Gateshead, top-soil contamination is unavoidable. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as insecticides and groundwater contamination.

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As a result of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in North East England I am concerned that environmental searches won't be sufficient?

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Property environmental searches carried out by a Gateshead conveyancer will also include a more thorough search (Landmark) if required.

If you are still concerned you can always consult one of your future neighbours or nearby Tyne And Wear flooding repair expert for example: Sean Wallis Painting & Decorating Services, 50 Saltwell Place, Bensham, Gateshead, NE8 4QY Tel: 0191-477 4914.

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Do conveyancing searches matter?

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These searches are common bundle of queries requested by the property lawyer, for example an environmental search. Buyers in Gateshead should consider that, these searches refer specifically to the legal condition of the property's title.

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Should you get a chancel search if we are purchasing on the same road as a church constructed in the 17th Century in Gateshead?

Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Gateshead Church council. A chancel search addresses if such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Church properties in Gateshead where a chancel search may be appropriate include St Edmund's Chapel, Low Fell, St Helen, St James & St Bede Church Centre and St Nicholas with Christ Church.

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In the next month we are intending to move from our period residence just outside Gateshead into our new flat in Fulwell what is the best point to appoint a home removal company?

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We will advocate that you delay until after exchange of contracts as prior to this a final moving date wont have been agreed. Depending on certain criteria residential removals firms will charge a late cancellation payment . Local removals firms include Gearshift Removals, Po Box 334, Saltwell, Gateshead, NE8 4ZU Call: 07947 908398 or A Z Removals And Storage, 34 Esk St, Gateshead, NE9 5NJ Telephone: 0191 469 5936.

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We are buying a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Gateshead. Do we need a chancel search?

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Regardless of the Gateshead parish in which you are buying, the property lawyer should confirm that a chancel search is taken out. In Gateshead's much older areas, chancel repair may be imposed on owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have not done so in the past. For property in the parish of Gateshead, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Does my assigned professional conveyancing solicitor in Gateshead tell me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band D house prior to exchanging contracts?

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The solicitor will contact the Gateshead local council to ascertain the latest council tax charges which will subsequently be written in the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date charges for properties in Gateshead are set out in detail online at the Gateshead council site. At the time of writing on 08 March 2013 band rates 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

 
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