By Frances Traynor
18th October 2017
"A legal team you can count on throughout your home move."
If you are buying or selling your home, or perhaps wanting to release some equity, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of experience in Erdington and around the Midlands. Back that up with our pre-emptive, speed-focused conveyancing methods and that means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Conveyancing solicitors who undertake all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed cost.
We do not charge you any property legal fees, if for any reason your West Midlands move does not complete.
With local expertise, your property lawyer will guide you through the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Erdington is served by the M6, A452 and A4040. By rail: The nearest train station is Erdington. By air: Erdington’s proximity to Birmingham means that there are several airports accessible from the town, including: Birmingham Airport (11 miles), Coventry Airport (23), Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport (25), East Midlands Airport (39), and Leicester Airport (46 miles).
Hospital: Highcroft, Reservoir Road, Erdington, B23 6DW. Council: Birmingham City (www.birmingham.gov.uk).
Attractions: Erdington Abbey, Villa Park Stadium Tour, Short Heath Park, Sutton Park National Nature Reserve, and Brookvale Park.Q.
No. Homeward Legal will not charge any additional fees because we operate a fixed-fee system matched with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee. Be aware that some solicitors do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Terms used in a property's name, like 'abbey' or ‘priory’, may indicate chancel liability. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate and whether you might benefit from an indemnity insurance policy. Ecclesiastical properties in Erdington where a chancel search may be applicable include:
Your solicitor will make enquiries to establish if the property is within a conservation area and whether any alterations have the appropriate permission. In the event that no suitable consents are available, your Erdington conveyancer will inform you of all the options available to you (e.g. taking out an indemnity insurance policy, or getting retrospective permission from Birmingham planning authority).Q.
The solicitor will establish your property’s precise council tax band with Birmingham City council and set out the information in the report on title. The up-to-date charges for homes in Erdington are set out in detail online at the Birmingham council website. For the 2017/2018 tax year, Erdington’s council tax charges are:
Retrieved on 24 March 2017Q.
Most importantly, instructing a proactive, diligent lawyer, like the ones we have on our panels at Homeward Legal, is crucial to a fast completion. There are also several tasks that you as the buyer can do to get moving sooner. These include:
A key part of the legal process carried out when buying a property involves the solicitor applying for conveyancing and environmental searches that provide you with details regarding the flood-risk in the Erdington area. Should that result indicate a significant level of risk, a more in-depth flood search can be ordered by your solicitor.Q.
Conveyancing is a largely unpredictable exercise and can take anywhere from one month to twelve weeks. The length of time it takes can be affected by various things (for example, the speed of the seller's property solicitor, or whether the property is leasehold, freehold or share of freehold). However, if your solicitor is prepared to work hard to remove obstacles and mitigate the effects of issues as they happen, like the solicitors on Homeward Legal’s panel, then the time taken will be shorter. At Homeward Legal, we target completion within a maximum of six weeks.Q.
In some cases, lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For property buyers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs, because they will pass on their costs if additional legal work is required in the process of sorting out your mortgage. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of the vast majority of mortgage lenders, thereby ensuring that no extra costs will be passed on to you. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Move, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
In some cases, lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For property buyers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs. We will act on behalf of the vast majority of mortgage lenders.Q.
Usually the conveyancing report on title will give information the Birmingham council tax band.
The correct charges for homes in Erdington are set out in detail online at the Birmingham council website. As at, 15/08/2012, rates are as follows:
Searches are a typical pack of queries carried out on behalf of the party intending to buy the property. Searches are not surveys and do not include information relating to a property's structure.Q.
Standard procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Limestone Search as well as any less common searches, which might include HS2 report.Q.
Legally speaking there are absolutely no arguments at all why you cant apply this approach and do the legal work yourself. In reality however, a solicitor in Erdington takes care of a large number of skilled tasks such as interpreting replies to enquiries or interpreting planning contraventions some of which are more safely handled with appropriate a skilled professional.Q.
Erdington's local area has a history of contamination from industrial or agricultural, like much of the UK. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Erdington, including local authorities.Q.
No. Homeward Legal will never charge any hidden costs under any circumstances. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.