Dewsbury conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council?

Dewsbury is situated in Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1131.90
B £1320.55
C £1509.20
D £1697.85
E £2075.15
F £2452.45
G £2829.75
H £3395.70

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Dewsbury conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Dewsbury offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your property lawyer will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your move completes.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Dewsbury - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the solicitor will advise further searches , for example a mining search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Dewsbury purchase try our conveyancing calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Dewsbury - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and onerous covenants.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can take much longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes to source this information.

It can take a long time to gather this information if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so the solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Dewsbury is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in Dewsbury will need to be qualified to handle things like handling structural guarantees, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and ICW.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome 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 Dewsbury - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Dewsbury remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender