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Conveyancing in Castleford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

Pertinent local travel and public service details -

Castleford station is about a mile from Castleford. Leeds Bradford Airport is 16 miles from Castleford. Robin Hood Airport is 22 miles and Sheffield City Airport is 23 miles away.

Castleford is of the M62 Junction 32 Westbound.

Castleford & Normanton District is a nearby hospital to Castleford.

Q.

Are additional fees applied? We are looking for a discount conveyancing quote in Castleford.

A.

Many homeowners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many solicitors promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra fees may increase the solicitor's invoice. Additional costs ought to be fair.

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Is there something we can do to avoid paying out for SDLT rates?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) must be paid on houses priced at over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation scheme is not recommended for purchases in Castleford, as such schemes are highly expensive and unreliable.

Q.

What are 'fixtures and fittings'?

A.

Chiefly, fixtures are fixed elements, such as shelving to walls, floors or ceilings and fixtures are free-standing. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction. This makes a fixtures and fittings form so necessary.

Q.

How long will it take my designated property lawyer to carry out the conveyancing process for an apartment in a forties building?

It can take anywhere between 3 weeks and three months, which can be hampered by any number of things e.g. the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of the local authority. Our highly solicitors are highly focused on communication, with the intention of completing the process in as short a time as we possibly can.

Q.

In relation to the serious flooding in Leeds, we are wondering whether conveyancing searches may not be thorough enough?

A.

Flood searches handled by a Castleford property solicitor will also include the more detailed search (Landmark) if required.

Property purchasers sometimes get in touch with a next door neighbour for that further insight.

Q.

Do your lawyers advise on auction conveyancing in Castleford?

A.

Our CQS solicitors commonly take instructions from buyers and sellers at auction. Solicitors typically inform bidders to appoint a residential property conveyancing lawyer well in advance of the property auction date for a detailed investigation of the property's legal title.

Post property auction the conveyancing solicitor will be focused on concluding the legal side of things in as short a time frame as typically required .

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Do I need to opt for a property solicitor who works with by the estate agent in Cannock?

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The agent will push a solicitors firm, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.

Q.

Will we need a house survey?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that home buyers in Castleford arrange a house surveyor to carry out a survey. There are a range of concerns that can negatively affect a property, which include unsafe chimney circulation, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.