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Conveyancing in Ravensthorpe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Ravensthorpe travel information:

Ravensthorpe's nearest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport (13 miles). Sheffield City Airport is 23 miles away. Mirfield station is approximately a mile from Ravensthorpe.

Dewsbury & District is the nearest hospital to Ravensthorpe.

Q.

How do I get a cheap solicitor in Ravensthorpe to own a house?

A.

Many online and high street law firms advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees will be included in small print. Excited homeowners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. A conveyancing quote should also clearly state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.

Q.

Should we select a law firm suggested by my local agent?

A.

An agent will push a conveyancer. These referrals should be compared against alternatives, as some agents choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

I would like to know which Ravensthorpe lenders your lawyers work with. Whose panels are you on?

A.

Of lenders with branches nearby Ravensthorpe, Homeward Legal alongside most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Advance, 41 New Rd, Middlestown, Wakefield, WF4 4NP. The Ravensthorpe solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase can provide more information.

Q.

Having read about the serious flooding in York and across Yorkshire, we are apprehensive that environmental searches may not be thorough enough?

A.

Environmental searches conducted by the property lawyer in Ravensthorpe should also include the more in depth search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

It could be worth trying to get in touch with a close neighbour to get extra insight.

Q.

Unexpected personal circumstances mean we would prefer to make haste and exchange on the sale of our jointly owned maisonette as quickly as possible, do you any especially fast Ravensthorpe conveyancing solicitors ?

A.

Often Ravensthorpe solicitors firms are passive which can add a lot of uncertainty to the property legal process.

Homeward Legals approach to conveyancing is different - we always use cutting edge practice management systems . Importantly we always allocate you a solicitor qualified to communicate through all parts of the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) .

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Sixties converted Band H home in Ravensthorpe?

A.

As a rule the title report will cover the Kirklees council tax band.

Up-to-date rates for residents of Ravensthorpe are tabled on the Kirklees local authority website. At the time of writing, 18 February 2013, the different 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

Q.

What do we need to calculate stamp duty, and what will we need to pay on a £351000 residential property?

A.

SDLT in Ravensthorpe depends on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £10530 on a £351000 house or flat in Ravensthorpe (information correct May 2012).

Q.

Apparently, tin soil contamination may be an issue in Ravensthorpe. Can you advise?

A.

Restrictions exist to control soil contamination, some contaminants, however, can impact the local environment years after exposure. Metal contamination of soil in Ravensthorpe is more likely to occur near former industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like industrial storage and water contaminants such as petrol, will also be included in an environmental search.

 
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