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Conveyancing in Bromsgrove Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Useful Bromsgrove travel and public service information -

Motorists are well served with Bromsgrove being well placed with good motorway access nearby at 1 mile off the M5 Junction 4a Southbound.

Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 15 miles from Bromsgrove. Birmingham Airport is 17 miles, and Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 18 miles away. The nearest train station to Bromsgrove is Bromsgrove, almost 1 mile away.

Princess Of Wales Bromsgrove is a nearby hospital.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing in Bromsgrove?

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The confusion over this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra fees will be included in the terms and conditions. Additional fees should be reasonable. They be applied only where the lawyer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be listed on a conveyancing quote

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Has soil in Bromsgrove been contaminated by mercury?

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Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Bromsgrove, but an area will only be identified as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life or the environment is deemed unacceptable. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like phenols, contaminants affecting Bromsgrove property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Which local authority is responsible for Bromsgrove?

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Bromsgrove is located in Birmingham City Council, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB, contact: 0121 303 1111

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Do you recommend making the effort to hold off paying stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is due on property purchases sold for over 125,000 pounds. We strongly advise against any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are often uneconomical and unreliable. There have been certain official schemes, however, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers.

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How will my conveyancing solicitor in Bromsgrove advise on the potential risk of possible flooding in the Bromsgrove area for an Edwardian building we intend to purchase?

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A lawyer will conduct property environmental searches that incorporate Bromsgrove area flood risk data. An inexpensive specialist conveyancing search, such as the Homecheck search, will sometimes be advocated by the conveyancer in Bromsgrove if the results of the initial conveyancing searches reveal flood risk to the property.

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As a consequence of the major flooding last year in the Midlands we are wondering whether conveyancing and environmental searches might not be sufficient?

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A good Bromsgrove conveyancing solicitor should always carry out flood searches if the environmental search identifies a significant risk Bromsgrove area flood risk

You could always get in touch with a next door neighbour for some additional information if you are still worried.

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What will the searches in Bromsgrove cost?

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The cost of conveyancing searches varies considerably. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and are charged 'at cost'.

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I am planning to buy in Bromsgrove. Are there any designated conservation areas in the area?

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Locales deemed to be of historical or architectural value, such as stretches of canals, will be registered as areas of conservation. Conservation areas in Bromsgrove include Bromsgrove Town Centre. The council will offer more information about local areas of conservation, and the solicitor handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

 
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