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Conveyancing in Wakefield

66 cases completed in Wakefield in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Wakefield

Sitting mostly on the northern bank of the River Calder, Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire. With a population that’s approaching 80,000, there’s a strong demand for property in the local area. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been improving our knowledge of housing markets like in Wakefield since 2001, enabling us to bring our clients in the city a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

If you want to buy or sell property in Wakefield, you need to instruct property lawyers to carry out the legal work for you.

My Home Move Conveyancing can bring you an award winning level of customer service, intimate knowledge of the local market and an innovative use of technology. Our professional conveyancing service comes for a fixed fee, so you know how much you’re going to pay right from the beginning. There are no extra charges or hidden fees to worry about when you choose us to be your Wakefield conveyancers, giving you complete peace of mind. Plus, if you don’t end up completing for some reason, you won’t have to pay us anything thanks to our ‘no completion – no fee’ policy.

You’ll be assigned a dedicated conveyancer who’ll oversee everything for you, looking after all aspects of your case from start to finish and regularly providing you with clear progress updates. You’ll also have 24-hour a day access to your account online, so you can check up on things at a time that’s best for you. We provide our conveyancing services in Wakefield to homebuyers across the area, including spots in the city centre, close to one of the two train stations and in neighbourhoods like East Moor, Thornes and Alverthorpe.

Local statistics

The average house price in West Yorkshire is £145,862, while the overall average sale price in Wakefield during the past 12 months was higher than this at £177,416. Semi-detached properties were involved in the most sales during this period, going for an average of £151,935, with detached houses fetching £269,721 and terraces £122,269.

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

With evidence of prehistoric human settlement in the local area, the Celtic Brigantes tribe called this part of Yorkshire their home until the Roman occupation in the first century AD. Known as the ‘Merrie City’ in the Middle Ages, the Battle of Wakefield was fought during the War of the Roses and the city was a Royalist stronghold in the English Civil War. With good supplies of fish thanks to the River Calder, Wakefield prospered from its corn, coal mining and textiles in the 18th century and became a wealthy market town thanks to the Industrial Revolution.

The modern city has seen plenty of regeneration, including the Trinity Walk shopping centre, and has all the amenities you need. It also has a great location within Yorkshire around ten miles south of Leeds, with trains from Wakefield Westgate station taking around 15 minutes, and five minutes more from Wakefield Kirkgate. The M1 motorway passes just to the west of Wakefield, while Leeds Bradford Airport is around 20 miles away when it’s time to go on holiday.

There are some excellent schools in the area for families with children to take their pick from, with primary options including Jerry Clay Academy, Lawefield Primary and St Austin’s Catholic Primary. Some of the most highly rated choices at secondary level include Wakefield City Academy, Outwood Grange Academy and Kettlethorpe High School, which specialises in maths and computing. Wakefield College provides further and higher education in the city, while Leeds’ selection of universities is also just a short train journey away.

All properties in Wakefield will fall within one of the following council tax bands, with the area’s highest charge shown, which is in South Kirby.

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

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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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

Open

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