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Conveyancing in Great Barr Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Commuting from Great Barr? ;

Commuters are well served with Great Barr having very convenient road access very close at 1/2 mile off the M6 Junction 7 Northbound.

The nearest airport to Great Barr is Birmingham Airport (11 miles s). Coventry Airport is 23 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 15 miles away. Great Barr's closest station is Hamstead.

Heath Lane West Bromwich is the most convenient hospital to Great Barr.

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Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? I need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate.

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Many property buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many law firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra costs may be added into the terms of engagement. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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When in the conveyancing process should I instruct a solicitor to act on our sale?

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With few exceptions, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better. The legal work can then begin immediately. Instructing your solicitor sooner can reduce any chance of the sale or purchase aborting.

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When we are buying a Great Barr house next to a church, do you recommend that I get a chancel search?

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Property owners proximate to nearby church property may be required to pay for repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Church properties in Great Barr where a chancel search may be appropriate include S.Margaret, St Matthew and St Paul.

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How do we determine stamp duty tax, and what should we budget for a £238000 property?

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The Stamp Duty you will owe is based on several factors, primarily the property's purchase price. On a £238000 home, stamp duty will be £2380.

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The web is awash a multitude of books on the subject of by passing the solicitor for example Buying a House: A Step-by-step Guide to Buying Your Ideal Home (How to). Do I really need to spend money on a Great Barr property solicitor for my home move?

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Should you desire t try, you can feasibly do the legal and technical work without the help of conveyancer in Great Barr. All legal firms would suggest that inherently this is a very risky thing to do as amateur lawyers are taking risks without suitable indemnity cover which all legal practices will carry.

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How much is the council tax on a mid-terrace property in Great Barr?

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More often than not the conveyancing report on title should give detail the relevant Sandwell council tax band. Up-to-date rates for properties in Great Barr are set out in detail online at the Sandwell council site. Currently (12/09/2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £882.00
  • Band B - £1,029.00
  • Band C - £1,176.00
  • Band D - £1,323.00
  • Band E - £1,617.00
  • Band F - £1,911.00
  • Band G - £2,205.00
  • Band H - £2,646.00

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What kind of flood plain searches about the risk of local flooding in Birmingham and the Black Country will a Great Barr conveyancing solicitor do?

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An important component in the legal due diligence procedure involves a lawyer applying for property environmental searches that provide certain details with regard to risk of flooding in Great Barr.

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Of large Great Barr lenders, who is on your panel?

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The Homeward Legal partnership can work beside many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Great Barr, including Personal Touch, 70 Coronation Rd, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 7AX.

 
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