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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Smethwick Q & A's

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Updated: 20/10/16

Smethwick's closest station is Smethwick Rolfe Street. The closest airport to Smethwick is Birmingham Airport (10 miles). Coventry Airport is 23 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 13 miles away.

Smethwick is of junction entry 1 Southbound of the M5.

The most convenient hospital is Birmingham City.


What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £336k house?


Many solicitors purport to offer cheap conveyancing. Often additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Feeswhich are listed in terms and conditions needs to be clearly defined. They only come into force where your solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your Smethwick conveyancing quote ought to list any disbursements.


Is your solicitor team experienced enough to move fast on the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Smethwick?


Indeed we put together legal documentation for vendors and frequently do the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. Our highly qualified conveyancers have acted for numerous buyers at local Smethwick auctions that, amongst others, include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Shrewd auction buyers always instruct a fast solicitor as ahead of time as possible to allow adequate time for a full review of the auction pack in advance of the auction day.

Thereafter, following the date of the auction a conveyancing lawyer is able to concentrate on finish the legal work inside the usual 28 days as usually required by the terms of sale.


Having read about the extensive flooding last year in the Midlands, we are wondering if property conveyancing searches aren't thorough enough?


Environmental searches carried out by your Smethwick lawyer should also include the more specialist Landmark flood search if required.

It could be worth trying to speak to a future neighbour to gain more assurance.


How can the purchase conveyancing process take weeks to complete?


The legal work required to buy or sell a property will sometimes be lengthy. Homeward Legal understand that these can cause considerable stress and do our best to curtail their consequences by using fast search providers. Reasons for delay include the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.


Would you suggest making the effort to avoid paying stamp duty on property?


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is usually due on purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation is not advised, as such schemes are costly and very risky. There have been a number of legal initiatives, such as for first-time buyers, and your solicitor will advise if these may apply.


If we are intending to buy near Smethwick, in the parish of Stanford on Soar, do we need a chancel search?


The property lawyer could advise a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the home being bought is located. Chancel repair may be imposed on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have spared previous owners or tenants. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.


I have found a multitude of resources giving details on doing the legal work yourself such as Buying a House: A Step-by-step Guide to Buying Your Ideal Home (How to) by Adam Walker . In which case, do I need to instruct a Smethwick property solicitor ?


There are no arguments why a buyer should not conduct bulk of the legal and technical work without solicitor in Smethwick. The truth is however that a solicitor in Smethwick takes care of a huge number of jobs such as approving completion statements or the Land Registry formalities many of which really need the relevant training.

Fundamentally have a go conveyancers are taking risks without acceptable indemnity insurance that every lawyers are required to possess.


How much is the council tax on a residential converted property in Smethwick?


Commonly, the conveyancing report on title will contain the relevant Birmingham council tax band. Council tax charges for homes in Smethwick are published at the Birmingham council site. Currently (03/07/2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £841.00
  • Band B - £981.00
  • Band C - £1,121.00
  • Band D - £1,261.00
  • Band E - £1,542.00
  • Band F - £1,822.00
  • Band G - £2,102.00
  • Band H - £2,522.00