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Conveyancing in Dudley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Helpful Dudley travel and public service information

As calculated by the UK census Dudley has a residential population of 410,598 spread over an area of 147,390 acres (59,647 hectares) which equals a density of residential population of 2.8 people per acre or 6.9 per hectare.

Dudley is nearby at under three miles of junction entry 2 Northbound of the M5.

The closest station to Dudley is Tipton. The nearest airport to Dudley is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport. Birmingham Airport is 16 miles and away.

Guest Dudley is a relatively close hospital.

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I need to find a solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing in Dudley. What should we check?

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The confusion over this issue catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on your conveyancing quote

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Which Dudley mortgage lenders do you work with?

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Most lenders in Dudley are on our Dudley solicitors' panel. Dudley lenders and mortgage specialists include Dudley Building Society, 20 Abbey Rd, Gornal Wood, Dudley, DY3 2PG, Dudley Building Society, Dudley Ho/Stone St, Dudley, DY1 1NP, and Warndon Mortgage Services, 27 Lilac Rd, Dudley, DY1 4ER.

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Can we bypass paying SDLT?

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Stamp duty mitigation should not be considered, as such schemes are highly expensive and very risky.

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I am interested in purchasing in Dudley. How do I establish whether the residence is in a designated conservation area?

Conservation areas distinguish local areas of architectural or historic interest. Wordsley Church, Stourbridge Branch Canal (Canal Street) and Wollaston are among the conservation areas in Dudley. The advantages of these restrictions include confidence that property will retain its value, but they can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes. Your lawyer will be able to advise further.

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Is it advisable that I get searches for chancel liability? We are buying a Dudley property close by church land.

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Chancel repair liability can require residential property owners to fund upkeep of nearby church land. A chancel search confirms that such a liability exists. Dudley church lands where a chancel search may be necessary include St Francis, St Francis, St Barnabas and St James Eve Hill.

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Is gazumping accepted in Dudley?

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The practice of rejecting the first offer post-acceptance after a second buyer has made a better offer is called gazumping. The danger of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. You should instruct a law firm as early as possible to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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In the next few we are shortly going to be finally moving out of our period property in Dudley into a larger abode in Cradley Heath at what stage to choose a home removal company?

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The best advice is for buyers to delay agreeing removals until the point where both sides have accepted by both parties an absolute home moving date which occurs once contracts have exchanged.

Frequently house removals companies will impose a rearrangement premium . Try Russells Removals & Clearances, 13 Robert St, Dudley, DY3 2AZ Tel: 01902 680081 or Russells Removals & Clearances, 13 Robert St, Lower Gornal, Dudley, DY3 2AZ Call: 01902 680081.

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We are aiming to purchase in Dudley. Is it that important that conveyancing searches are performed?

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Searches are common bundle of enquiries requested by the buyer's conveyancing solicitor via one of several specific authorities, including a search of the Index Map. Searches are strongly recommended, however they consider the legal aspects of the purchase.