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Conveyancing in Pontefract

32 cases completed in Pontefract in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Pontefract

With a population of around 31,000, Pontefract is a market town within the City of Wakefield borough of West Yorkshire. There’s a good range of property in the area, whether you’re looking for an affordable terrace or a more spacious detached family home. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been developing our expertise in property markets like Pontefract’s since 2001, allowing us to bring a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service to our clients in the area.

If you’re looking to buy or sell property in Pontefract, you’ll need to instruct property lawyers to carry out the legal work for you.

As your Pontefract conveyancers, My Home Move Conveyancing can bring you an award winning level of customer service, innovative use of technology and expertise of the local area. Our fixed fee conveyancing service has no hidden costs, so you can budget for exactly how much you’re going to pay from the outset. For total peace of mind, we operate a ‘no completion – no fee’ policy, which protects you in case you don’t end up moving for some reason.

We’ll assign you a dedicated conveyancer, who’ll look after your case from start to finish. We keep the legal process nice and simple, and we’ll keep you informed with clear, easy to understand updates. You’ll also have online access to your account, meaning you can check up on things 24 hours a day. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’re proud to supply our conveyancing services in Pontefract to customers looking for something close to the town centre, near the castle, or by one of the town’s three train stations.

Local statistics

The average house price in West Yorkshire is £147,377, while the overall average sale price in Pontefract during the last year was a bit higher than this at £163,244. Most sales in this period involved semi-detached properties, which went for an average of £135,022, with detached houses going for £237,166 and terraces for £104,053.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Wakefield Council. They can be contacted on 0345 8 506 506 or at the following address:

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

The local area

The modern town of Pontefract sits along an ancient Roman road, and on the site of a former Anglo-Scandinavian township called Tanshelf. Pontefract Castle was built when the region fell under Norman rule, and it was at the castle where King Richard II was killed in the year 1400. The town also has links to the legend of Robin Hood, with an array of medieval ballads referencing local places, as well as one claiming the famous outlaw died in Saxon Kirkby, which later became Pontefract. 

The modern town has plenty of amenities including shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes, in addition to three train stations, Baghill, Monkhill and Tanshelf. Just over 15 miles away from Leeds by car, the fastest rail services to the city take around half an hour from Monkhill station. Pontefract has great access for both the M62 and A1(M) motorways, while Leeds Bradford Airport is less than 30 miles away for when you want to go on holiday. 

There are plenty of schools in the local area for families with children to take into consideration, with primary options including St Giles CofE, Halfpenny Lane and Cobblers Lane Primary. The King’s School, which specialises in maths and computing, and Carleton Community High are the local secondary choices, while Hemsworth Arts and Community College is seven miles away from Pontefract.

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

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,037.98

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,210.99

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,383.98

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,556.98

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,902.97

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,248.97

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,594.96

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,113.96

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

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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

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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