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Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Sheffield is the largest city in the county of South Yorkshire. Extensive redevelopment over the last 15 years has helped the city's strong economic revival, and Sheffield has become one the fastest-growing cities outside London for office and residential space.

Once described as the greenest city in Europe, Sheffield has 83 parks, including a botanical gardens, plus almost 7 square kilometres of nature reserves within its boundaries. The Peak District National Park is just a short bus ride to the south of the city.

Sheffield conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Sheffield City Council?

Sheffield is situated in Sheffield City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Sheffield City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1172.53
B £1367.96
C £1563.38
D £1758.80
E £2149.64
F £2540.49
G £2931.33
H £3517.60

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Sheffield?

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Sheffield are fixed, - for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Sheffield move

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

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Sheffield 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 Sheffield - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and marriage value issues.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see these documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time it takes to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor should start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

The legal work for buying a new build in Sheffield is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Sheffield must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Ark Residential.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jul 2020). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Sheffield could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a capped-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, we can help.

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