Advice on purchasing in Gateshead from local Property Solicitors

Searching for Conveyancing in Gateshead for your home move? By instructing a Solicitor with local experience across Tyne and Wear, you could get your property transaction underway today. Whether you are purchasing a period home near Durham Road, or moving to the ‘Gardens’ area of Low Fell, this article offers invaluable advice towards Cheaper Conveyancing and a faster completion.

Located on the south bank of the River Tyne, Gateshead is home to a vast array of property, ranging from traditional terraced housing to luxury Quayside developments. A number of sites are currently being developed by private housing developers in partnership with Gateshead Council (Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1HH) to increase the range and type of dwellings available in prime locations across the borough.

Conveyancing in Gateshead for new build dwellings

Although there are many older terraced properties available in Gateshead, there are also a significant number of new developments in the area; new apartment units from Harrison Berry Residential of 513 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5EY are available for purchase at Friars Wharf near Gateshead Quays, while Taylor Wimpey have a number of 3 bedroom terraced houses for sale at Staiths South Bank on Team Street in Dunston. Instructing a Solicitor who is familiar with Conveyancing in Gateshead for newly built homes is advisable as the process differs from the normal house buying process.

Accelerate Conveyancing in Gateshead with electronic searches

The local council now has facilities enabling Solicitors carrying out Conveyancing in Gateshead to submit searches electronically, with results being returned within two working days.

These enquiries provide detailed information in regards to the land and surrounding area to ensure that any concerns and issues are clearly identified to your handling Solicitor. Enquiries include:

  • Planning – relating to the planning history of a building.
  • Highways – relating to highways, traffic schemes and railways.
  • Environmental Health – such as contaminated land and noise abatement.
  • Local land charges, such as improvement grants, which the seller must repay at completion.

Conveyancing in Gateshead for leasehold apartments

When buying a leasehold apartment, it is essential to retain a Conveyancer who regularly handles that type of property, as there are additional legal matters which have to be properly investigated. Details of the freeholder and any managing agent have to be obtained, as well as accounts for the service charges which may be payable by tenants. When the owner has a share in the freehold, it will be necessary to ensure that this is transferred to the buyer at completion. The length of the unexpired term of years of a lease can be critical in the view of mortgage lender requirements, and advice may be needed about obtaining a lease extension.

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