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Conveyancing in Alvechurch Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Thinking of re-locating to the area? Pertinent regional public transport and public service facts and figures -

Alvechurch is close at under 1 mile of junction entry 2 Westbound of the M42.

Alvechurch's closest airport is Birmingham Airport. Coventry Airport is 21 mile s, Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 17 miles and Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 20 miles away. Alvechurch's closest train station is Alvechurch.

National For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Bromsgrove is the neighbouring hospital for Alvechurch.


We need a cheap Alvechurch solicitor to purchase a residence. Can you assist?


Numerous property lawyers offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in the small print. Any fees included in the terms should be fair and reasonable. Any disbursements ought to be defined on the quote. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Do we need a chancel search? We are buying a apartment in Alvechurch.


There are over 15,000 parishes throughout the UK. Property owners within some of these may be required to pay for the repair of a local church. A chancel search is employed to check whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Alvechurch churches which may give rise to chancel liability include St Laurence.


We have a found a property to buy. How do we arrange fast legal work?


Key to fast Alvechurch conveyancing is to employing a proactive solicitor. There are numerous things you as the purchaser can also do. These include:

  • encouraging your solicitor to carry out searches promptly
  • completing all forms as soon as possible
  • ordering a property survey early in the transaction


What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Alvechurch. Will they be properly investigated?


Several contaminants can harm the resale value of Alvechurch property. Contaminants such as nearby electrical substations and sand or gravel pits should be reported on during conveyancing searches.


Food risk searches may be conveyancing protocol but when one considers recent events such as the serious flooding last year in the Midlands are they still appropriate to check enough about the changing Alvechurch flood risk area?


A conveyancer in Alvechurch should apply for environmental searches if the initial conveyancing searches spots a risk.

Perhaps you could also speak to a neighbour or local resident to gain extra information.


What will the council tax cost me on a Forties Band D flat in Alvechurch?


Your band should usually be given as part of the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local council. The correct charges for properties in Alvechurch are listed at the Bromsgrove council website. At the time of writing (12 July 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,002.00
  • Band B - £1,169.00
  • Band C - £1,336.00
  • Band D - £1,503.00
  • Band E - £1,836.00
  • Band F - £2,170.00
  • Band G - £2,504.00
  • Band H - £3,005.00


What can a Alvechurch conveyancing solicitor advise if the building is situated in a conservation area in Bromsgrove which has inappropriate window frames installed?


Bromsgrove planning authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by a property lawyer as part of the conveyancing should establish if the property is within a conservation area and evidence of Coal Authority consent for changes to the property will be supplied.

In the absence of any appropriate consents, your conveyancing solicitor will inform you of the options, which include obtaining from the council or indemnity insurance.


Do you recommend your solicitors to handle the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Alvechurch?


We are accustomed to working with bidders at auction. Traditionally specialist buildings are sold at property auctions and these require further legwork. We therefore recommend that buyers formally instruct a qualified conveyancing lawyer well before the actual auction to allow time for a thorough investigation of the legal pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day itself the property conveyancing lawyer is completely focused on finishing the conveyancing within the usual 28 days as conventionally required by the auction conditions.