By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"Working in partnership is crucial for an easy property transaction."
When buying, selling or remortgaging a home in Wakefield, you will need to chose a property lawyer to look after the conveyancing work for your move.
Homeward Legal's conveyancing team have vast experience of conveyancing in Wakefield and across West Yorkshire and our pragmatic approach often means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Our property lawyers handle all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed price.
If your West Yorkshire house move does not complete you will not be charged any solicitors fees for buying and selling a property.
With Wakefield experience, your property lawyer will guide you through the details of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
You will need to appoint a lawyer to look after the conveyancing work if you are remortgaging, buying or selling a Wakefield home.
With vast conveyancing experience in Wakefield and West Yorkshire, Homeward Legal’s conveyancing team’s pragmatic methods mean we often complete the transaction faster than other firms.
The lack of clarity on this point unfortunately catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Several solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print, which buyers may have not read carefully. Extra costs should be clear and reasonable and only be applied if the lawyer is required to complete extra work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal’s quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Use the online quote calculator or give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to talk to one of our conveyancing experts about obtaining a fixed-fee quote, backed up with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.
The principal critical thing to do to speed up the progress of the conveyancing process is to contact a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor, like our experts at Homeward Legal. Our solicitors use the latest integrated computer systems to assist in the conveyancing and regularly contact all of the other parties in the property chain. There are, however, a number of jobs that you, as the buyer, could do to get moving sooner. These include:
Your conveyancing solicitor will request environmental searches as a crucial element of the legal process. The results of the searches will identify the risk of flooding at your projected property and, if the level of risk is significant, your solicitor will order a more in-depth search with the Landmark Information Group. It might be worth speaking to a local resident to gain more comfort if you’re still concerned, or perhaps you could contact a West Yorkshire flood repair expert, such as:
Chancel liability repair costs can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the parish church councils. Parochial Church Councils in Wakefield must have registered their interest over property by October 2013, which has simplified the chancel search process. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Wakefield church properties include:
To be frank, a lot of legal firms are simply too laid back, which causes additional and unnecessary stress in the process of moving home. Homeward Legal will only introduce you to lawyers, who continually attempt to push through progress in all parts of the property chain (the sequence of buyers and sellers). In addition, Homeward Legal’s conveyancing lawyers are chosen because they implement the best automated practice management systems to complete on your move swiftly.
On average, the time to complete the conveyancing is between one and three months. Unfortunately, the time taken to buy or sell residential property can vary considerably. This is based on several issues which may affect the smooth sale or purchase of your property (for instance, if a third party is slow to respond, or one of the buyers in the chain is waiting to hear back on a mortgage application). With our solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks.
In some cases, mortgage lenders have decided to decrease the number of firms on their approved solicitor panel, which potentially creates increased conveyancing costs for buyers. At Homeward Legal, we will act on behalf of all the major lenders in the UK to ensure that you will not be asked to pay the lender's legal fees.
A range of contaminants created by natural causes can impair land and it is a common problem throughout the UK. Contaminants including brine works or other land contamination should be considered as part of the appropriate search, which will be handled by your appointed solicitor. Contamination in Wakefield can be caused by local waste sites, such as the recycling centre at Calder Vale Road, West Yorkshire, WF1 5PJ.