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Conveyancing in West Yorkshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

West Yorkshire is close at roughly 1/2 mile off the M621 Junction 3 Westbound.

Leeds Bradford Airport is 7 miles from West Yorkshire. Leeds station is about 1 mile from West Yorkshire.

Leeds is a nearby hospital for West Yorkshire.


How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I am trying to find a low cost conveyancing quote.


Many online and high street solicitors claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs can inflate your final invoice. Fees included in the solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable. A quote for conveyancing in West Yorkshire should also clearly state costs to be paid to third parties, including search providers, (disbursements).


As a result of the worrying amount of flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am wondering whether environmental searches may not be sufficient?


Environmental searches handled by the solicitor in West Yorkshire should also include the more rigorous search (Landmark) if required.

If you are worried why not try to speak to a future neighbour.


How do I bypass paying stamp duty tax?


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) commonly must be paid for residential property over £125,000. We do not recommend any form of stamp duty mitigation scheme, because these schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty, with interest, will be due.


Is it possible that some of the protected West Yorkshire conservation areas are in a poor state?


The determination of the state of West Yorkshires conservation areas is noted by English Heritage, and the following areas and information are currently available at English Heritage - Akroydon is designated as poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Elland is designated as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Todmorden is designated as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Holmfirth is designated as poor with high vulnerability and no significant change, Dewsbury is designated as very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating condition.


How is stamp duty rates calculated, how much will it be on a £308000 property?


The Stamp Duty that is payable will rely on the property's price. On a £308000 house or flat, stamp duty will be £9240.


Which local authority is responsible for West Yorkshire?

  • West Yorkshire intersects with the following local authorities: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ, Tel: 0845 245 6000
  • London Borough of Brent Council, One Stop Service, Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, HA9 9HD, Tel: 21 8937 1200
  • Wakefield Council, Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2HQ, Tel: 08458 506 506
  • Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH, Tel: 01793 445 500
  • Orchard House Farrier Street, Worcester, WR1 3BB Tel: 01905 722233
  • Redditch Borough Council, The Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, B98 8AH Tel: 01527 534123
  • Wychavon Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1PT Tel: 01386 565000
  • London Borough of Merton Council, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX, Tel: 020 8274 4902
  • London Borough of Merton Council, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX, Tel: 020 8274 4903

Which property conveyancing searches should the conveyancing solicitor in West Yorkshire apply for on a West Yorkshire home?


The standard procedure will be to obtain these searches - Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environmental, Tin Search and Clay Search as well as any specific local West Yorkshire searches for instance Land charge Searches.


What amount of time can be budgeted for the conveyancing process require, on average?


The time taken to transfer a property can vary, according to a number of issues. Our lawyers strive to ensure your transaction is undertaken as quickly as possible.