For a fast conveyancing process what should we do?
Contacting an experienced lawyer is key to a fast transaction. There are, however, several tasks you as the buyer can also do to get moving sooner, including arranging any finances required to complete the purchase, answering any queries raised by the lawyer as soon as possible and keeping in regular contact with your lawyer. Call us on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your specific situation.
When should we book a removals people?
Best advice is for home movers to put off a removal company until the point where you have confirmed your move date that happens once final contracts are signed. Speak to Turnbulls Removals, Peter Laycock Industrial Estate/Education Rd, Leeds, LS7 2AL Telephone: 0113 262 4111.
How much is the council tax on a terraced property in Leeds?
In most cases the conveyancing report on title should give information of the appropriate Leeds council tax band. The latest council tax charges for homes in Leeds are set out online at the < a href="https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Council-Tax-charges-and-bands.aspx">Leeds council website. Currently, 28/11/16, the rates are:
- Band A - £947.46
- Band B - £1,105.38
- Band C - £1,263.28
- Band D - £1,421.20
- Band E - £1,737.02
- Band F - £2,052.84
- Band G - £2,368.66
- Band H – £2,842.39
What can I do to get out of paying for SDLT?
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on all home purchases valued at over £125,000, in Leeds and nationwide. Any HMRC schemes that help with tax relief have since been dissolved in 2013, so all qualifying property will attract this tax now. Use the HMRC’s Stamp Duty calculator to find out more.
Which environmental factors will affect land in Leeds, and will they be checked comprehensively?
A broad range of contaminants can ruin land and affect your chances of getting a mortgage or changing the property. Contaminants such as waste disposal sites or radioactive substances, for example, in the region should be considered as part of the appropriate Environmental Search.
We are going to purchase with Market Harborough Building Society - what do we need to be aware of?
When arranging a mortgage, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. Buyers in Leeds should be aware that, recently, a number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', resulting in higher legal costs for house purchasers if a second property lawyer is required by their lender. Homeward Legal, fortunately, are able to act for most lenders.