Knottingley conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Wakefield City Metropolitan District Council?

Knottingley 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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Knottingley conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Knottingley - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches such as a search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Knottingley house or flat you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property as more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as uncontactable landlords or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually the result of the time required by to gather this paperwork.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so the solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Knottingley is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Knottingley will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with lender conditions, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and HAPM.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards a successful transaction 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 Knottingley - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

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

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender