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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne

It may have been a long time coming a mortgage offer from HSBC for the remortgage of my single bedroom flat is coming by the end of next week. Can you recommend a cheap conveyancing solicitor in Newcastle upon Tyne?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking a cheap conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our goal is to offer affordable conveyancing but we do not aim to work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing organisations seducing you with low cost conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne. In your best case scenario, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in additional fees and still not get the service required.

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Newcastle upon Tyne but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Newcastle upon Tyne and has limited impact for conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

I have justfound out that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Newcastle upon Tyne conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Newcastle upon Tyne approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because house builders in Newcastle upon Tyne usually acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne or who has acted in the same development.

In surfing the internet for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne it shows results of numerous property lawyersin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable solicitor for my move?

The ideal way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is through a personal referral, so ask friends and family who have bought a property in Newcastle upon Tyne or a reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne differ, so it's a good idea to secure a minimum of four quotes from different solicitors. Make sure that you know that the charges are guaranteed not to rise.

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