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South Yorkshire was created in 1974, mainly from districts of the former West Riding of Yorkshire, and a small part of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, with its western edge bordering the Peak District National Park. It incorporates the city of Sheffield and towns of Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham. Rural districts surround each town, with attractive villages such as Hooton Pagnell, Sprotborough, High Bradfield and Wentworth all popular with commuters.

The whole county of South Torkshire has been experiencing a boom in house prices over the last 12 months, as investment in Sheffield attracts more people to the area.

South Yorkshire conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council?

South Yorkshire is situated in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1172.59
B £1368.02
C £1563.45
D £1758.88
E £2149.74
F £2540.60
G £2931.47
H £3517.76

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

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

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, such as HMLR registration fees or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in South Yorkshire are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in South Yorkshire?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by South Yorkshire 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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How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks longer than freehold property as there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to incomplete managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

I am selling a leasehold property in South Yorkshire - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more complex in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in South Yorkshire. This can involve obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in South Yorkshire - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jul 2020). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in South Yorkshire can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, Quittance can help.

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