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Conveyancing in Knottingley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/10/17

Local transport information

Knottingley is roughly 1 mile off the M62 Junction 33 Eastbound.

Knottingley's closest airport is Robin Hood Airport. Leeds Bradford Airport is 21 mile s, and Sheffield City Airport is 23 miles away and Knottingley station is approximately 1 mile from Knottingley.

Pontefract, General Infirmary is the neighbouring hospital.

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How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in Knottingley for a £600,000 house?

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Many property lawyers claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms.

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Which Knottingley lenders do you work with?

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Homeward Legal have worked with all the major lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Knottingley, including MS Mortgages, 30 Marsh St, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0BB, R A Mortgages, 5 Old Hall Ct, Burton Salmon, Leeds, LS25 5GZ, and Access 2 Mortgages, 7 Broomhill, Castleford, WF10 4QP.

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What will the cost of my conveyancing searches in Knottingley be?

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The cost of conveyancing searches can vary, subject to which searches have been ordered. Searches are charged 'at cost'.

Q.

We are buying at auction and would like organise a fast purchase, what do we need to organise?

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Crucial to fast conveyancing is to instruct a communicative solicitor. You should consider:

  • Do they use email?
  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.

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Are we advised to get a chancel search if we are intending to purchase in the parish of Burton Leonard?

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Regardless of the Knottingley parish in which you are purchasing, the conveyancing lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. Through some church councils have opted to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will remain liability-free for new owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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Do we need to be aware of fixtures and fittings?

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Property buyers are frequently confused by the vagueness surrounding fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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Is a mining search passed on at cost?

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Fees and disbursements should be clearly stated on a quote. This charge, for example, is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

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What does the Knottingley conveyancing solicitor recommend if the property is inside the boundary of a Wakefield conservation area which has unsightly dormer windows added?

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Wakefield planning authority searches carried out by your Knottingley property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing should check whether the Knottingley property a designated conservation area proof of council approval for modifications will be requested.