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Buying a house in Batley

Located in West Yorkshire, Batley is a town in the borough of Kirklees close to Leeds and Bradford. Batley has a population of approximately 50,000 and a good range of relatively affordable housing. At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been improving our understanding of local property markets like Batley since 2002, which allows us to offer our clients in the area a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling property in Batley, you’ll need to instruct a lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf.

My Home Move Conveyancing can offer you award winning customer service, innovative use of technology and intimate knowledge of the local market. Our service is fixed fee, so you’ll know exactly how much you’re going to pay from the beginning when you select us to be your Batley conveyancers, with no hidden extra costs to worry about. What’s more, you won’t need to pay us anything if you don’t end up moving.

Each of our clients are assigned a dedicated conveyancer who will look after your case from start to finish, regularly providing updates on the progress. My Home Move Conveyancing are proud to offer our conveyancing services in Batley to homebuyers across the local area, from those looking for something close to the town centre to neighbourhoods such as Healey, Soothill and Staincliffe.

Local statistics

The average house price in Kirklees is £115,185, while in Batley over the course of the past 12 months the overall average sale price was a little higher than this at £128,755.

Semi-detached and terraced properties sold in equally high numbers, going for an average of £130,609 and £87,238 respectively. Detached properties averaged at £216,606 while the small number of flats sold fetched £75,871.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Kirklees Council. They can be contacted on 01484 414 868 or at the following address:

Batley Customer Service Centre
Batley Library & Information Centre
Market Place
Batley
WF17 5DA

The local area

Batley has a multicultural background; with a Danish name, history of Norman occupation and strong Methodist influence from the 18th century. There is a diverse population in the town, which has plenty of green spaces in the vicinity and benefits from a close proximity to larger neighbours Leeds and Bradford; the former is around 7 miles to the northeast and the latter a similar distance to the northwest. Dewsbury meanwhile lies just to the south. 

Transport links to these places are good, with trains to Leeds taking less than 20 minutes and services to Dewsbury taking just a few minutes. To get to Bradford though you’ll need to change in Leeds, making the journey closer to an hour. The M62 motorway passes to the north of town, which links Batley to cities such as Hull in the east and Manchester and Liverpool in the west. Leeds Bradford Airport is a 16 mile journey by road.

There are some very good schools in the local area for families with children to consider, including Field Lane Junior Infant and Nursery School, Batley CofE on Stocks Lane and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary in Birstall. Batley Girls’ High School, Batley Grammar School and Fairfield School on White Lee Road are among the secondary options. The University of Leeds meanwhile is just a short train journey away.

All properties in Batley will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,127.62

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,315.56

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,503.50

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,691.44

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,067.32

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,443.20

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,443.20

Council tax band H

Property value range

Over £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,382.88

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm