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Conveyancing in Ilkley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Living in the Ilkley area? ;

The nearest station to Ilkley is Ilkley, approximately a mile away. The nearest airport to Ilkley is Leeds Bradford Airport (8 miles).

Ilkley, Coronation is a relatively close hospital.

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How do we find a cheap solicitor to purchase a home?

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Many law firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges are often hiding in the terms, left unregarded by busy buyers Your quote should also state costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursements). Any additional fees which are listed in terms of engagement should be fair.

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Of main Ilkley mortgage lenders, which firms are on your panel?

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Most lenders in Ilkley are on our panels. Ilkley lenders and mortgage specialists include Yorkshire Bank PLC, 7 Brook St, Ilkley, LS29 8AB, Executive Mortgage Solutions, 21A Brook St, Ilkley, LS29 8AA, and Grove Associates, 9A Leeds Rd, Ilkley, LS29 8DH.

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Will I need a home buyers survey for our Ilkley property purchase?

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It is strongly recommended that property purchasers instruct a house surveyor to undertake a survey. There can be a range of defects that have a negative impact on a property, which include dry rot, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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Do your house conveyancing solicitors get involved in the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Ilkley?

A.

Yes - Homeward Legal commonly work for buyers at auction. Lawyers often advocate purchasers to choose a

fast conveyancing company well in advance of the auction day to allow sufficient time for a title report of the auction legal papers.

Subsequently, following the property auction date your lawyer is fully geared up to speedily finishing the purchase in a month as required .

Q.

When in the conveyancing process do we need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?

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In the majority of situations, as soon as possible, as the legal work can commence very early in the process. Early instruction of a conveyancing solicitor can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase aborting.

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We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how can we ensure a fast conveyancing transaction in Ilkley?

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Firstly, buying faster is key is to employing a communicative solicitor. When identifying an appropriate a solicitor, ask yourself the following: Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact

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Does our Ilkley lawyer inform me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band D house prior to exchanging contracts?

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Your property lawyer will liaise with the council to find out the applicable council tax rates, which should then be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. The correct rates for properties in Ilkley are published online at the Harrogate council website. At the time of writing on 24 November 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,036.00
  • Band B - £1,209.00
  • Band C - £1,381.00
  • Band D - £1,554.00
  • Band E - £1,899.00
  • Band F - £2,244.00
  • Band G - £2,590.00
  • Band H - £3,108.00

Q.

May the conveyancing quote have any extra charges?

A.

No. Homeward Legal do not charge any hidden charges. You Ilkley conveyancing quote is an honest and accurate price.

 
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