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Conveyancing in Holmfirth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Living in the area? ;

Holmfirth's closest station is Brockholes. Sheffield City Airport is 21 mile from Holmfirth. Leeds Bradford Airport is 22 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 25 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 25 miles and away.

Holmfirth, Holme Valley Memorial is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

I need to find a solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing. Will I get a quote or and estimate?

A.

Various firms advertise cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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How much is the council tax on a Forties converted Band D house in Holmfirth?

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Usually a conveyancing report on title should give detail the appropriate Kirklees council tax band. The latest council tax rates for Holmfirth are tabled at the Kirklees council website. As at, 05 January 2013, the rates are:

  • Band A - £937.00
  • Band B - £1,093.00
  • Band C - £1,249.00
  • Band D - £1,405.00
  • Band E - £1,717.00
  • Band F - £2,030.00
  • Band G - £2,342.00
  • Band H - £2,810.00

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What will a Holmfirth conveyancing solicitor advise if the flat I hope to buy is located in a Kirklees conservation area which appears to have unsightly artificial stone cladding fitted?

A.

Kirklees council search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by your solicitor during the legal process should determine if the Holmfirth property

a designated conservation area proof of Coal Authority consent for additions to the property will be required.

Should no local authority consents be in evidence, your conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the alternatives e.g. getting an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective permission from Kirklees planning authority.

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How common is gazumping?

A.

The practice of rejecting an offer which has been accepted when a better offer is made by a second buyer is known as gazumping. Though being gazumped is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a danger. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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We are interested in purchasing a property in Holmfirth. Can I confirm that the property is in a conservation area?

A.

Locales deemed to be of architectural merit, such as stretches of canals, will be defined as conservation areas. Your property solicitor will be able to advise further and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

Q.

Will our conveyancing charges introduce any hidden costs?

A.

No. Homeward Legal never charge any extra, hidden fees. Sometimes a separate matter is also required, like a deed of trust, . You will be aware of any fees prior to your solicitor commencing the work itself.

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What are Holmfirth's conveyancing searches?

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Searches are a typical set of questions undertaken on behalf of the purchaser, and cover solely the legal condition of the property's title.

Q.

Will I need to get searches for chancel liability? I am buying next to church land in Holmfirth.

A.

Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Terms used in a property's name, like 'Glebe Farm', may indicate chancel liability. Your conveyancing lawyer will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Holmfirth church properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include Choppards Mission Room and Holy Trinity.

 
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