Which local authority is responsible for Brewood?
Brewood is located in Cannock Chase District Council, PO Box 28, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG, contact: 01543 462 621
How can I buy the freehold of the building in which I’m purchasing a flat?
When you buy a leasehold flat (usually for a lease lasting a long time), it means that you don’t own the building or the land on which it is built. If you want to buy the freehold of the building (either yourself or with other flat-owners), you’ll need to meet a few legal criteria before that can happen (such as the number of flats, the purpose to which the majority of the building is put to, and the number of flat-owners willing to by the freehold).
One additional point to note is that the shorter the lease on any flat, the greater the price of the freehold is likely to be.
You should talk to other residents about your plan as well as finding out how much the freehold will be and getting a professional valuation. Once you are in a position to move ahead, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to manage the legal aspect of the planned purchase.
Homeward Legal's solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all types of freehold and leasehold purchases. So call us now on 0800 038 6699 and we'll guide you through the process and assign you to one of the best solicitors.
Should the fixtures and fittings list items like free-standing kitchen appliances?
In general, fixtures are fixed items, such as bathroom suites to walls, floors or ceilings securely and fixtures are free-standing. In order to avoid later issues, a fixtures and fittings form should be completed, stating what is included with the sale.
My husband and I are planning to buy in Brewood. How do I verify that the property is in a conservation area?
Conservation areas define neighbourhoods of special architectural or historic interest. You may wish to contact the local authority if you have specific questions, but your conveyancing solicitor will address this during the house-buying process.
Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
Need guidance on what to expect from the conveyancing and legal work associated with your planned move? Call our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and they'll get you set up today.
Could the fees for my conveyancing conceal any additional fees?
Unfortunately, it is common practice for some firms to hide fees in small print. Homeward Legal never hide any additional charges. If you are comparing quotes, consider that some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, meaning that your final bill could be much higher.
How much is the council tax on a period converted Band D property in Brewood?
You will be give detail your homes band as part of the conveyancer's title report. Council tax rates for properties in Brewood are listed online at the South Staffordshire local authority site. At the time of writing on 27 September 2012 rates for all bands are:
- Band A - £946.00
- Band B - £1,104.00
- Band C - £1,261.00
- Band D - £1,419.00
- Band E - £1,734.00
- Band F - £2,050.00
- Band G - £2,365.00
- Band H - £2,838.00