Are searches necessary?
These searches are common set of questions ordered in the interest of the purchaser, and cover solely legal-related matters.
I need very fast Acocks Green solicitors - is that your company?
Homeward Legal adopts a highly active approach to conducting legal work.
Homeward Legals conveyancing lawyers are client focused and endeavour to communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain and who use cutting edge case management technology to finish your house move in minimum time.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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How much will our searches be?
With Homeward Legal, conveyancing clients are charged at most £249 for a standard search bundle. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are not included in a quote for solicitor's fees.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
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What is the council tax on a Sixties end of terrace dwelling in Acocks Green?
Frequently a conveyancer's title report should give the relevant Birmingham council tax band. Correct rates for properties in Acocks Green are set out online at the Birmingham local authority website. Currently, 19/09/2012, rates are as follows:
- 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