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Conveyancing in Dickens Heath Q & A's

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Updated: 26/04/17

Relevant nearby public transport and public service facts -

Motorists are well served with Dickens Heath situated with very convenient major road access very close at within 3 miles of Junction 4 Westbound of the M42.

The nearest station to Dickens Heath is Whitlocks End, almost a mile away. The nearest airport to Dickens Heath is Birmingham Airport. Coventry Airport is 16 miles, Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 20 miles and Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 24 miles away.

Solihull is a nearby hospital for Dickens Heath.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a £323,000 residence? We are looking for a fixed rate conveyancing quote.

A.

Numerous firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional charges will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any extra charges included in the terms should be clearly defined and be applied only where the solicitor must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on your quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

Does your solicitors company advise on the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Dickens Heath?

A.

Homeward Legal is very knowledgeable with sellers at auction. Conventionally difficult to value auction lots are included at property auctions and these necessitate additional exploration. We therefore recommend buyers to appoint a CQS conveyancing company prior to the auction day for a full investigation of the sellers documents. Immediately following the actual auction your Homeward Legal property conveyancing lawyer is completely geared up to finishing the purchase inside the usual 28 days as required by the terms of sale.

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For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £496k residence, what do we need to aim for?

Contacting a communicative property lawyer is the key to a fast completion. There are various jobs you, as the buyer, can do to speed up the process. These include:

  • getting your mortgage offer in place
  • keeping in regular contact with your property lawyer
  • responding to all correspondence via the fastest means

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How is stamp duty rates calculated in Dickens Heath, how much should it be on a £774000 house?

A.

The SDLT that is payable is based on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £30960 on a £774000 residential property.

Q.

We are buying on a Dickens Heath brownfield site. Is manganese (Mn) soil contamination likely?

A.

Dickens Heath agriculture or industry can cause soil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include chlorine.

Q.

Do it yourself conveyancing without the assistance of a Dickens Heath property solicitor is becoming possible when selling a maisonette but would it be a smart move ?

A.

There are no reasons why a home mover should not reasonably undertake the bulk of the your own conveyancing without conveyancer in Dickens Heath. However, a property solicitor handles a large number of functions e.g. chasing retention releases and notifying the Land Registry of new charges many of which require a skilled professional. Critically DIY conveyancers might come a cropper relevant insurance which practicing lawyers must get.

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Can I defer paying for HMRC stamp duty?

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Stamp duty commonly must be paid on property sold for more than £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution. These schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been a range of legitimate initiatives, however, such as disadvantaged area relief.

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How is contaminated land in Dickens Heath checked when buying a property?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by environmental factors may potentially impair property, and factors such as air pollution should be considered as part of the appropriate search. Tanworth Lane Farm, Tanworth Lane, West Midlands, B90 4DX may be one source of local contamination.

 
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