Which Dudley mortgage lenders do you work with?
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.
Is there a benefit to going to auction over a standard estate agent sale?
The majority of homes sold via an estate agent will be in a reasonable condition and usually modernised, whereas auction properties will often require a lot of modernisation or structural work before it can be lived in. That’s not to say you can’t use either for your sale, of course, irrespective of the state of the property.
Whichever option you choose, you should line up a focused, proactive solicitor on a fixed-fee agreement protected by a ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. You should appoint them as early as possible, too, so that the conveyancing work can start immediately – this is particularly important for auctions, as there is usually a four-week completion stipulation on its sale.
At Homeward Legal, we offer you’re the best quality service on all types of sale and purchase, including auctions, for competitively low fees protected by our 'No Completion, No Fee' guarantee. Try our online quote calculator or call our team on 0800 038 6699.
Is it advisable that I get searches for chancel liability? We are buying a Dudley property close by church land.
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.
We are buying in Dudley on a newly development brownfield site. Is the soil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like lead (Pb)?
Given the region's industrial and agricultural history in parts of Dudley, soil contamination is unavoidable. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contamination.
Is a Homebuyer Report necessary when buying a house in Dudley?
Homeward Legal strongly advise that buyers arrange a building survey. Buyers should be aware that there are many defects that affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, including severe weathering.
We are buying a property where the seller appears to have fitted ugly dormer windows to the property which might possibly break Cuckoo Estate conservation area guidelines.
Your instructed lawyer should see if your new home is affected by a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the necessary consents from the Sandwell council.