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Conveyancing in South Shields Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

South Shields area information

Whitburn Tyne & Wear Windmill, Tynemouth Priory and Castle English Heritage and St Paul Monastery English Heritage are in the vicinity of South Shields.

The closest station to South Shields is East Boldon, almost 4 miles away. The closest airport to South Shields is Newcastle Airport.

The nearest hospital is South Tyneside District South Shields.


How do we get low cost conveyancing in South Shields?


Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many property buyers and sellers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many firms claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement.


Property lawyers in South Shields order a variety of searches when they are instructed to act for a buyer, which actual searches?


When obtaining a mortgage lender expects specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches e.g. a Official Search of whole without priority.


Our estate agent in Dunston has put forward a property lawyer that they have used before. Will it be faster to instruct them?


If you instruct a firm referred this way, you your agent may be able to use their influence to reduce delays in the conveyancing process, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as the agent may recommend whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.


We are planning to buy in South Shields. Can we check that the residence is in a designated conservation area?


These areas pinpoint regions of historic or architectural significance. Conservation areas in South Shields include Mill Dam. The property solicitor handling your purchase offer more information and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.


The internet is full of abundant useful explanatory studies about all about doing the legal work yourself. That being the case, do I need to instruct a South Shields property lawyer ?


There is no argument why a seller should not handle the your own conveyancing yourself. However, a conveyancing solicitor handles a large number of jobs such as interpreting replies to enquiries and interpreting management accounts many of which need experience.

Additionaly legal firms are required to carry indemnity cover to protect you in the event of any oversights.


I really need to exchange contracts on the legal process my freehold flat within 28 days, are you extra fast South Shields conveyancing solicitors ?


On the whole legal firms are far too inactive which can add further uncertainty to the property moving process.

Our home moving lawyers approach to conveyancing is to employ the very latest technology and online completion systems .

Critically we always look after you with a solicitor prepared to proactively communicate through every part of the buyer and seller chain .


How much is the council tax on a Thirties converted Band C home in South Shields?


You will be include your new house's council tax band within the title report. The correct charges for residents of South Shields are tabled at the South Tyneside local authority site. On (26 October 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £966.00
  • Band B - £1,127.00
  • Band C - £1,287.00
  • Band D - £1,448.00
  • Band E - £1,770.00
  • Band F - £2,092.00
  • Band G - £2,414.00
  • Band H - £2,897.00


When my partner and I are buying a home on the same road as a 16th Century vicarage in South Shields, is it important that I get a search for chancel liability?


Chancel liability can require property owners to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of a local church. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Your conveyancing solicitor can provide more details. South Shields churches where chancel liability may apply include All Saints, St Hilda, St Jude and St Michael & All Angels.