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Helpful Dudley travel and public service information

As calculated by the UK census Dudley has a residential population of 410,598 spread over an area of 147,390 acres (59,647 hectares) which equals a density of residential population of 2.8 people per acre or 6.9 per hectare.

Dudley is nearby at under three miles of junction entry 2 Northbound of the M5.

The closest station to Dudley is Tipton. The nearest airport to Dudley is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport. Birmingham Airport is 16 miles and away.

Guest Dudley is a relatively close hospital.


I need to find a solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing in Dudley. What should we check?


The confusion over this issue catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on your conveyancing quote


If we are purchasing near Dudley, in the parish of Weston, do we need a chancel search?


Whichever Dudley parish you are purchasing in, a lawyer might recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair dues can be collected on new owners of a property where church councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


What is the council tax on a detached building in Dudley?


Ordinarily, a title report should supply the Sandwell council tax band. Council tax rates for homes in Dudley are listed on the Sandwell council website. At the time of writing on 13/08/2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £882.00
  • Band B - £1,029.00
  • Band C - £1,176.00
  • Band D - £1,323.00
  • Band E - £1,617.00
  • Band F - £1,911.00
  • Band G - £2,205.00
  • Band H - £2,646.00


How many weeks will it take our assigned conveyancer to conduct all of the conveyancing formalities on a flat in a fifties building we are thinking of buying?


The legal process can take anywhere between one month and three months, which can depend on various things for example the efficiency of the sellers solicitor, or re-negotiations following a survey.


Is contaminated land a concern for most homes in Dudley?


Residential property can be contaminated by a range of environmental concerns. Contaminants such as coal mining will be reported on in environmental search results. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Castlegate Landfill Site, Tipton Road, West Midlands, DY1 4RZ.


Which local authority is responsible for Dudley?


Dudley is located in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Council House, PO Box 2374, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DE, contact: 0845 358 2200


Is it possible that some of the conservation areas in Dudley are in a neglected state?


The determination of the state of conservation areas in Dudley is surveyed by English Heritage, and the following details are currently listed at the English Heritage website- Wordsley Church is designated as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating, Stourbridge Branch Canal (Canal Street) is designated as at risk with unknown vulnerability and condition improving significantly, Wollaston is designated as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating. Call 01384 814168 for more information.


Can we bypass paying SDLT?


Stamp duty mitigation should not be considered, as such schemes are highly expensive and very risky.