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Conveyancing in Aldridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Are you thinking of re-locating to the area? Useful nearby travel and services information

The nearest airport to Aldridge is Birmingham Airport (13 miles). Coventry Airport is 25 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 16 miles away. Aldridge's nearest train station is Blake Street at 3 miles.

Little Aston, Little Aston Hall Dr is the neighbouring hospital to Aldridge.

Q.

How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I am looking for affordable conveyancing in Aldridge.

A.

Many solicitors offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees are often hiding in the terms. This small print is often not read by sellers and buyers in a hurry. Fees found in terms of engagement ought to be reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be clearly stated on any quote for conveyancing in AldridgeGet a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

The current owner has unfortunately added unsympathetic windows on the flat which I think might possibly conflict with Malherbe conservation area criteria.

A.

A conveyancing solicitor is required to verify if your new home is inside a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have required consent from the Walsall authority.

Q.

My partner and I are purchasing a building in Aldridge. Can I find out if the building is in a designated conservation area?

A.

With over 9,000 such areas listed throughout the country, the local areas around Aldridge will include a range of areas of conservation. Aldridge itself is named as a conservation area. Your lawyer will be able to advise further and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works, regarding specific conservation areas in Aldridge.

Q.

Do I need to get a building survey?

It is heavily suggested that Aldridge property purchasers instruct a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey when purchasing in Aldridge. Numerous concerns have a negative impact on a property. These can include chimney defects and cracks in walls. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

Q.

Does our lawyer in Aldridge tell me about the cost of the council tax for a Band F townhouse before exchanging contracts?

A.

The solicitor will consult with the Walsall local council to enquire about the applicable council tax rates, which will be detailed in the title report. Correct charges for residents of Aldridge are tabled online at the Walsall local authority site. As of 25 June 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,021.00
  • Band B - £1,191.00
  • Band C - £1,362.00
  • Band D - £1,532.00
  • Band E - £1,872.00
  • Band F - £2,213.00
  • Band G - £2,553.00
  • Band H - £3,064.00

Q.

Should we select a firm of solicitors who frequently works with by our agent?

A.

Both agents and mortgage brokers will often endorse a solicitors firm. Such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as an agent may select the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

Q.

If we are purchasing near Aldridge, in the parish of Newark on Trent, do we need a chancel search?

A.

The conveyancing solicitor could advise that a chancel search is taken out, whichever parish in which the building being purchased is found. Through some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on owners of affected property, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not continue to be so.

Q.

Handling the legal work by bypassing a Aldridge conveyancer is becoming possible as a seller of a flat. Would it be a smart move ?

A.

If you are so inclined have a go you can practically carry out the legal work without engaging a qualified Aldridge property solicitor. Of course lawyers would argue that this would be a hazardous route t take as DIY conveyancers will be working without the critical professional indemnity insurance that legal practices are bound to carry.

 
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