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Updated: 29/11/16

Moving into a home in Brighouse? Relevant local travel and services information -

Brighouse's nearest train station is Brighouse and the nearest airport to Brighouse is Leeds Bradford Airport.

Brighouse is nearby at 1 mile off the M62 junction entry 25 Westbound.

Elland, Elland Ln is a nearby hospital to Brighouse.


There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? I am looking for affordable conveyancing.


Numerous property lawyers advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs may be added into the solicitor's terms. Extra charges found in the terms needs to be clearly defined. They only apply to matters if the solicitor is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


What kind of flood plain searches into the uncertain risk of a flood in the Yorkshire, West Riding area will my Brighouse conveyancing solicitor be able to conduct?


A vital component in the conveyancing protocol involves the conveyancing lawyer making an application for environmental searches that give you information about the potential the local Brighouse flood risk. Furthermore a Brighouse solicitor may possibly advocate a substantially more specialist local Brighouse search. A recent check (02-Jan-13) there were no warnings around the River Calder at Brighouse at the River Calder and its tributaries from Todmorden to Brighouse


Is there something I can do to get out of paying out for stamp duty on the property?


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is generally payable on home purchases sold for over 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend buyers undertake any form of stamp duty scheme. Such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.


What are Brighouse's conveyancing searches?


Conveyancing searches are common bundle of enquiries requested by the buyer's conveyancing solicitor, such as an environmental search. These searches do give much needed information and context, but consider the legal aspects of the purchase.


What is the council tax on a Sixties semi-detached Band D property in Brighouse?


You will be give detail your new homes council tax band within the conveyancing report on title. Correct charges for residents of Brighouse are listed on the Calderdale local authority site. Currently, 30 June 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £945.00
  • Band B - £1,102.00
  • Band C - £1,260.00
  • Band D - £1,417.00
  • Band E - £1,732.00
  • Band F - £2,047.00
  • Band G - £2,362.00
  • Band H - £2,835.00


In respect of the serious flooding in York and across Yorkshire I am concerned that environmental searches may not be detailed enough?


The property lawyer in Brighouse will advise you to include conveyancing searches (environmental) if the environmental searches spots a local Brighouse flood risk.

For greater peace of mind you may be able to speak to a neighbour.


How is stamp duty calculated in Brighouse, and what should we budget for a £331000 home?


Stamp Duty Land Tax will depend on the home's price. On a £331000 property, stamp duty will be £9930 (source:, March 2013).


Do I need to make use of the lawyer offered by our agent?


The agent will often refer a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.