Guiseley conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Leeds City Council?

Guiseley is situated in Leeds City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Leeds City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1049.40
B £1224.30
C £1399.20
D £1574.10
E £1923.90
F £2273.70
G £2623.50
H £3148.20

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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 Guiseley?

Conveyancing fees are made up of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. HM Land Registry fees or freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Guiseley are fixed, - what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Guiseley sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Guiseley 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?

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

Your conveyancing 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 it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review these documents. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and management company information. The time it takes to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Guiseley remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a flexible mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage specialists can help.

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