Pontefract conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Wakefield City Metropolitan District Council?

Pontefract 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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Pontefract conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Pontefract offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what you will pay when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Pontefract 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 Pontefract - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

A 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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is much more complicated than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Pontefract will usually undertake additional tasks. This can involve requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as early as possible.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Pontefract property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Pontefract remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender