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Moving to Newcastle? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

Compare My Move can connect you with up to 6 verified and trusted conveyancing solicitors in Newcastle, saving you up to 70% on your conveyancing costs. Our dedicated team ensures that all licensed conveyancers undergo our thorough verification process and that they are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS or LSNI prior to joining us as a partner.

Your conveyancer will not only responsible for arranging the legal side of your property purchase, but they will also be responsible for organising essential searches on the property and surrounding area. These searches review concerns including the risk of flooding, ground stability and contaminated land concerns which could have an impact on your future Newcastle home.

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    FAQ About Conveyancing in Newcastle

    The average conveyancing costs in Newcastle are £1,320 for buying and £1,270 for selling. Our team also discovered that it takes approximately 172 days to complete the conveyancing process in the city.

    Your conveyancer will organise the necessary searches that will highlight any concerns in the area you are looking to buy, allowing you to make an informed decision on the purchase. 

    Why Hire a Newcastle Conveyancer?

    The main role of your conveyancer will be to take care of the legal side of the transaction. This includes explaining any legal complicated jargon you're unsure of, completing all the relevant paperwork and ensuring the contracts are officially signed.

    To help ensure a more efficient process, you should instruct your conveyancer as soon as an offer has been accepted and agreed upon by the buyer and seller. The stages of the conveyancing process include:

    • Offer has been agreed
    • Conveyancing searches ordered (if buying)
    • Liaise with mortgage lender to finalise
    • Agree on the completion date
    • Check the contract and raise pre-contract enquiries
    • Exchange contracts
    • Completion day
    • Pay any Stamp Duty

    According to the UK House Price Index, 3,801 existing properties were sold in Newcastle over the last year and 222 new build properties. Detached houses saw the biggest yearly difference in price, increasing by 14.2%.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Newcastle?

    Newcastle's average house price is £220,958. With this in mind, the average conveyancing fees when buying a freehold property is £1,320. When purchasing a leasehold home, the price increases to £1,490. When selling properties in Newcastle, the average cost for a freehold home is £1,270 and £1,420 for a leasehold home.

    Your final conveyancing costs will vary, but they will be based on the value of the property you're buying or selling. Other factors that'll affect the cost include your location, chosen conveyancer and the difficulty of your case.

    It's important to note that the final cost will be made up of the conveyancer’s legal fee as well as the relevant conveyancing disbursements. If you're buying property, this will include Land Registry fees. Councils set their own fees for the conveyancing searches, meaning they can cost anywhere between £50 to £250.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Newcastle?

    Our team discovered that the average time it takes to complete the conveyancing process in Newcastle is 172 days. As the full buying and selling process takes around 288 days from the initial listing to completion, over half of the timeline is taken over by the steps in the conveyancing process.

    The average recorded in Newcastle is 16 days longer than the national average of 156 days. However, it should be noted that conveyancing can take longer if you're buying or selling a leasehold property. This is because the transactions often include additional paperwork and thus a bigger workload.

    On average, conveyancing takes between 8-12 weeks in the UK. However, the timescale can vary depending on the difficulty of the case, the location and the chosen law firm.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Newcastle?

    As part of the conveyancing process, your conveyancer will arrange the relevant conveyancing searches, such as a Local Authority search, an Environmental search and a Water and Drainage search. The results of these searches will provide you with information regarding environmental and legal issues with the property and surrounding area.

    Newcastle has suffered from flooding in the past, most notably in June 2012 which has since come to be known as ‘Thunder Thursday’ or the Great Tyneside Storm. As a result, Newcastle City Council has worked alongside the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water and Newcastle University, leading to the city signing up to the Blue Green pledge.

    Geobear's Subsidence Map shows considerable readings of subsidence across Newcastle City Centre and the surrounding areas. Previous use of the land, such as coal mining, can impact ground stability, resulting in subsidence. In Gosforth, a mine shaft caused a ground collapse near homes and garages, requiring over 65 cubic metres of reinforced concrete.

    Data taken from the Newcastle City Council website and Geobear's Subsidence Map

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