Halifax conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Durham County Council?

Halifax is situated in Durham County Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Durham County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1258.30
B £1468.02
C £1677.73
D £1887.45
E £2306.88
F £2726.32
G £3145.75
H £3774.90

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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 Halifax?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HM Land Registry fees or conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Halifax home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Halifax sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Halifax conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 Halifax - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be very involved. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and marriage value issues.

A good property lawyer 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 sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold property usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and a current statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes your lawyer to source this information.

The seller's solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity, because these details can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Halifax .

A conveyancing solicitor in Halifax will need to be qualified to handle things like handling structural guarantees, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Castle.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing 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 Halifax - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Halifax remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with the Barnsley Building Society, we can help.

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