Castleford conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Wakefield City Metropolitan District Council?

Castleford is situated in Wakefield City Metropolitan District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Wakefield City Metropolitan District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1060.01
B £1236.67
C £1413.34
D £1590.01
E £1943.35
F £2296.68
G £2650.02
H £3180.02

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Castleford?

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Land Registry fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Castleford are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Castleford?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Castleford conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Castleford?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold home as there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Castleford?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is much more specialised in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Castleford, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the lease.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

I am buying a new build property in Castleford - what do I need to know?

The legal work for acquiring a new build property in Castleford is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in Castleford must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and AHCI.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Castleford - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Castleford remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, we can assist.

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