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Conveyancing in Dudley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

As a consequence of the major flooding in 2012 in the Midlands we are thinking that property environmental searches may not be thorough enough?

A.

Flood searches applied for by a Dudley property lawyer should include a more specialist search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are still concerned try to consult one of your future neighbours.

Q.

What kind of local conveyancing searches regarding the risk of flooding to properties in West Midlands will the Dudley property lawyer actually do?

A.

A critical step in the legal procedure involves your solicitor carrying out property environmental searches that provide specific information on the subject of Dudley area flood risk.

Q.

What particular searches does the conveyancing solicitor in Dudley apply for a Dudley building?

A.

The common conveyancing procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environment Search and Limestone Search and occasionally area-specific searches for example Land charge Searches.

Q.

We have taken out a quote from you. Might I have to pay any additional charges?

A.

Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any additional costs to buy or sell a home. Your conveyancing quote is an honest and accurate price the legal expenses for your transaction.

Q.

For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £ 259,000 house, what can we do to speed up the process?

A.

As is often reported, a fast completion is key is to use a proactive lawyer. There are a number of tasks you could do. These include:

  • calling or emailing your lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • answering any queries raised by your lawyer as soon as possible
  • arranging your mortgage offer

Q.

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

A.

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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