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Conveyancing in Coventry Q&A's

Coventry’s latest census statistics show that Coventry has a residential population 821, 807, all of who live in an area approximately 184, 366 hectares. These figures give a rough population density of 4.5 people per hectare in the city limits.

Coventry's closest station is just called ‘Coventry’ and is situated just 1 mile from the city centre.

Coventry's closest airport is Coventry Airport which is 3 miles from the city. There is also Birmingham Airport, which is still only 10 miles away.

Coventry points of interest

Coventry Herbert Art Gallery and Midland Air museum Aviation Museum are situated in Coventry. The closest hospital to Coventry is Coventry & Warwickshire.

How do we find the best conveyancing rates in Coventry?

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many property buyers and sellers leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned and many solicitors advertise cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement left unregarded by busy property buyers and sellers Any extra costs ought to be fair and be applied only where your lawyer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Are your solicitors experienced with conveyancing for residential property auctions in Coventry?

The Homeward Legal team are indeed familiar with local and national auctions and often act for buyers or sellers at auction. Our highly qualified property solicitors have acted for countless vendors at big-name auctions including Drivers Norris, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Acuitus, Auction House London, Allsop (Residential), Allsop (Commercial), Award Property, Brendon’s Auctioneers and Countrywide Property Auctions. Experienced buyers know to appoint a residential solicitor as fast as possible before the auction so there is time for a detailed report of the legal papers. Following the day of successful bidding, your solicitor will commence with completion of the purchase, sticking to the 28 day timeframe that all auctions follow.

What issues are key to organising fast conveyancing?

The key to moving faster is to make sure you have employed an experienced conveyancer. Additionally, there are various jobs you can do yourself, including arranging any finances or paperwork required to complete the purchase, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means and calling or emailing the conveyance to chase them if you suspect any delays. Give us a quick call on 0800 038 6699 and we’ll guide you through our timescales.

We are buying a property where the seller has fitted roof aerials to the flat which may infringe the Kenilworth Road conservation area rules.

Coventry planning authority LLC1 searches will be carried out by your Coventry conveyancing solicitor during the legal process. These should see whether the property sits within a designated conservation area and will give proof of any authorisation for changes to the property. Your solicitor will also help you to retrieve this permission if it is lacking.

We are buying a property in Coventry. How much will Stamp Duty Land Tax be?

The Stamp Duty due is dependent on the valuation of your property. For example on a £695,000 residential property in Coventry, Stamp Duty will be £9,750.* *This information is accurate as of 01/12/16

Which local authority is responsible for Coventry?

Coventry is located in Coventry City Council, Council House, Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR phone: 02476 833 333

Which of the Coventry mortgage lender panels are you on?

Most lenders in Coventry are on our solicitors' panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Coventry include Coventry Building Society, 361-363 Holbrook La, Coventry, CV6 4DG, Coventry Building Society, 106 Jubilee Cres, Coventry, CV6 3ES, and Coventry Building Society, 1 Hall Green Rd, Coventry, CV6 7BX.

Will I need to get a Chancel Search for buying in Coventry.

Owners of property in Coventry may be subject to chancel repair liability, and this is usually several thousand pounds. Owners who bought their properties prior to 2003 may not be aware that a liability exists if a Chancel Search was not previously carried out. A conveyancing lawyer will advise as to whether a Chancel Search is necessary, usually the answer is yes, and then they will suggest suitable insurance. Church properties in the local area include Finham St. Martin-in-the Fields, St. John the Baptist, East Team Ministry St. Anne and All Saints and Cathedral.