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Conveyancing in Whitley Bay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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

Q.

What factors can impact land in Whitley Bay. Are these thoroughly investigated?

A.

Whitley Bay property is contaminated by several environmental concerns. Issues like air pollution will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

Q.

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

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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

Q.

Doing your own conveyancing without a property lawyer in Whitley Bay appears to be becoming possible as a buyer and seller of a house , but would it be really be a money saving idea ?

A.

There are no arguments why a seller should not engage in the conveyancing without a professional conveyancer in Whitley Bay. The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor handles a huge array of roles from e.g. checking redemption statements and apportioning service charges some of which require adequate training. Above all else DIY conveyancers will be working without suitable insurance which qualified solicitors are made responsible to have.

Q.

My wife and I are purchasing a property in Whitley Bay. Are there any designated conservation areas in the area?

A.

Locales deemed to be of architectural merit, such as country house estates, will be defined as areas of conservation. A lawyer will discuss the relevant responsibilities and be able to offer more information for conservation areas in Whitley Bay.

Q.

Solicitors in Whitley Bay apply for a variety of searches if instructed by a buyer - which particular searches?

A.

If buying and taking out a mortgage, your lender expects a solicitor to get particular searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and possibly less common searches such as Contaminated Land.

Q.

Are buyers often gazumped in Whitley Bay?

A.

Gazumping happens when an offer is, following agreement, later rejected by the house seller and then selecting another buyer's offer. The danger of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing a property solicitor as soon as possible.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Whitley Bay?

A.

Whitley Bay is located in Newcastle upon Tyne City Council, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 2BN, Call: 0191 232 8520

 
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