Conveyancing solicitors in Gateshead
If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Gateshead we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in Gateshead, throughout Tyne and Wear and all over England, Wales and beyond.
If you are buying a detached house in Gateshead, selling a terraced house in Low Fell, downsizing to a bungalow in Dunston, or buying to let in Heworth, we can help you with your conveyancing.
Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in Gateshead?
We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with proper lawyers who are friendly and approachable, our team can help you.
You will have a direct line straight through to your legal team, and direct email addresses. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees in Gateshead, drainage and water fees in Tyne and Wear or something else.
"The team always provided me with clear, pragmatic and commercially viable advice with efficient and focused communication."
We're a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm providing conveyancing to clients in Gateshead. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved, that we operate to a certain standard, and is a mark of the excellence of our service approved by the Law Society, the body which represents solicitors throughout England and Wales.
We are on the panel for most major lenders, and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in Tyne and Wear or one of the larger corporates, chances are we have you covered.
In short, you get an excellent conveyancing service at an affordable price. You don't have the risk of going to the cheapest providers, most of whom aren't solicitors; instead you get a great service from proper lawyers.
Why don't you need a conveyancer based in Gateshead?
In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of Gateshead, and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.
That service came at a price, but the truth is that it is no longer needed. With modern technology such as scanning, emailing and even Skype or Facetime video calls there is no need to use your local solicitor. Your conveyancer can be based anywhere and still provide a great service - even if he or she is in an office many miles away from Gateshead or perhaps not even in Tyne and Wear.
We have successfully dealt with thousands of conveyancing transactions all over the country, even with clients from the other side of the world. It is not unknown for us to talk to clients outside the UK using Skype, and once we had clients in Thailand talking to us through an interpreter in New Zealand!
There will be no need for you to visit our offices or hand deliver documents. You need never leave Gateshead - our conveyancers will talk you through the process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.
Online Conveyancing in Gateshead
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Gateshead, Low Fell, Heworth and all sorts of other places, having first found us via our website.
After that, the relationship between you and your conveyancer is the same as any other. We have the same professional obligations towards you, and deal with your conveyancing file in the same way.
It might feel like online conveyancing because you can talk to us through email on your computer, but really it is proper conveyancing.
Search Fees in Gateshead
Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in Gatesheadand all over the country, knowing that we will get a product we're happy with and which we know is properly insured and protects your interests.
What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Gateshead. You can find the links at the top of this page.
Our helpful conveyancing support team will then guide you through the initial stages, and once your conveyancing file is opened your Gateshead conveyancing solicitor and their small team will deal with the legal side of the conveyancing transaction. You'll be given direct contact details for your conveyancing lawyers and they'll keep in touch with you every step of the way.
Whether you're moving to Gateshead or away from Gateshead to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Gateshead
Our fees are transparent and, so long as the situation does not change (for example so long as your property doesn't turn out to be leasehold when we thought it was freehold) the fee we quote is the fee you will be charged.
We don't add extras on for things like photocopying, postage, or the like. Those are our overheads and we don't pass them on to you.
All our conveyancing fees are dependent on the nature and value of the transaction, so we naturally charge a bit more for more complicated and high value work. However, the fee charged will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in Gateshead.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees which we can't change. Fees charged by other bodies such as HM Land Registry, or by HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are out of our control.
Introduction to Gateshead
Gateshead is a large town in the county of Tyne and Wear, as well as the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. The town itself has a population of 74,218 according to the 2011 census, however the borough's population is just over 200,000. The borough was formed in 1974, through a collaboration of the urban districts of Felling, Whickham, Blaydon and Ryton and part of the rural districts of Chester-le-Street with the original County Borough of Gateshead.
The town's economy derived from a lucrative iron industry pioneered by a man known as William Hawks, who eventually set up one of the most prosperous iron businesses in the North. The town later grew substantially during the Industrial Revolution, and between 1801 and 1901 the population increase was around 100,000.
Other industries which grew at this time included the manufacture of wire ropes, and half of the first Atlantic deep sea cable was was developed in Gateshead. Like many northern towns, Gateshead's industrial economy declined during the latter half of the 20th century, and nowadays retail makes up a large proportion of the town's economy. Gateshead accommodates the largest shopping centre in the European Union; the MetroCentre, which hosts over 340 shops.
As the population has grown and the economy has developed, many plans have surfaced to regenerate the town, with the council looking to develop Gateshead enough to enable it for city status. The Quayside has witnessed the most extensive redevelopment in the town to this day, with nearly all the buildings and structures being developed, constructed or refurbished in the last decade.
However, Gateshead's town centre has also witnessed large scale redevelopment, including the £150m Trinity Square development opening in May 2013, which incorporates student accommodation, a cinema, health centre and stores into the town centre.
Gateshead International Stadium is the town's principal sporting venue. It has a synthetic running track which therefore has the capability to host regular international athletics meetings during the summer. The stadium also hosts many rugby league fixtures, and is the home ground of Gateshead F.C, who currently play in the National League.
In terms of transport, Gateshead Interchange and Gateshead Stadium both have light rail connections to Newcastle Central Station, Newcastle International Airport, Tynemouth, Sunderland and South Shields.
Train Stations in Dunston and at the MetroCentre are operated by Northern Rail, however nearby East Coast Mainline stations are located at Newcastle Central and Chester-le-Street.
The A1 also passes through Gateshead through the link from London to Edinburgh, and the A184 links the town with Sunderland.