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Conveyancing in Headingley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Living in Headingley? ;

Leeds Bradford Airport is 5 miles from Headingley. The closest station to Headingley is Burley Park, around a mile away.

Motorists are well catered for with Headingley having good road access about 1.5m of the A58M.

Leeds Dental is the nearest hospital.

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Do all cheap conveyancing quotes have extra fees? I need to find a discount conveyancing quote.

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This catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers claim to offer cheap conveyancing, however extra costs are often hiding in the terms. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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I plan to buy a residence in Rawcliffe. Will a chancel search be specified?

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Whether you are buying a house in Headingley or elsewhere in the county, the lawyer might recommend that a chancel search be ordered. In older areas of Headingley, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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We have a found a property to buy. How do we guarantee a fast conveyancing process?

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Primarily, fast conveyancing is essential to instruct a communicative solicitor. There are various jobs you could do to get moving sooner, such as, responding to your solicitor by phone, fax or email wherever possible, requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on and confirming your mortgage offer.

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I need to find fast solicitors in Headingley - is that Homeward Legals solicitors?

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Our firm by default adopt a highly speed focused approach to concluding the legal process to meet the home sellers needs.

Our conveyancers always communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller chain and use advanced case and work flow systems to complete on your home move as quickly as possible.

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Where do I learn additional data on the standard of the conservation areas in Headingley?

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English Heritage have produced a list in relation to the condition of conservation areas as well as the trend.

Local Headingley conservation area matters for instance what can be demolished, rear extensions or derelict buildings are handled by the local Leeds planning authority.

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Is contaminated land a concern in Headingley?

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Land in Headingley may have been contaminated by a wide range of environmental concerns. Issues including environmental radon sources or landfill sites will be investigated during the conveyancing process.

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Do you need to get a chancel search if we are purchasing a flat on the same road as priory land in Headingley?

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Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Headingley property likely to be affected. Parochial Church Councils in Headingley must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Headingley church properties where a chancel search may be necessary include Far St Chad and St Michael & All Angels.

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What is the council tax on a residential semi-detached house in Headingley?

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Ordinarily, the title report should supply the relevant Leeds council tax band. The correct rates for properties in Headingley are tabled at the Leeds council site. As at, 07/11/2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £875.00
  • Band B - £1,021.00
  • Band C - £1,167.00
  • Band D - £1,312.00
  • Band E - £1,604.00
  • Band F - £1,896.00
  • Band G - £2,187.00
  • Band H - £2,625.00

 
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