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Conveyancing in Great Barr Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

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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We are intending to buy a converted investment flat in a designated Great Barr conservation area. How do I find more data on the state of repair of the conservation area?

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Local conservation areas are created by Sandwell who administer everything from the historic layout of roads to the deterrence of back illuminated signs. Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain records of the state of repair of conservation areas in Great Barr and across England.

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We are buying a property where the seller has unfortunately fitted doors on the building which I think might possibly infringe Stepney Green conservation area rules.

Your solicitor will carry out searches ascertain if the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate consent from the local council.Should no appropriate consents can be provided the solicitor will inform you of the options for example seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy or requesting retrospective approval from the council.

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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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I am purchasing with Bank of Ireland Mortgages, what do we need to know?

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Some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. For purchasers, this can result in significantly greater legal costs. Homeward Legal, though, will act on behalf of many CML-approved lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay the lender's legal fees.

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If Great Barr land is found to be contaminated, can the soil be remediated?

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A degree of remediation is often feasible, local government is usually responsible, and a local specialist like Gills Turf & Topsoil, 231-233 Newton Rd, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 6HN may be able to provide more details.

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In relation to the widespread flooding last year in the Midlands we are asking if environmental searches aren't thorough enough?

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Flood searches carried out by your Great Barr property solicitor should include the far more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

Property purchasers sometimes also speak to a close neighbour to get further confidence.

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Is a property survey necessary when purchasing a property?

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It is strongly advised that all purchasers instruct a house surveyor to undertake a survey if you are planning to buy in Great Barr. There are a wide range of defects which will impact a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, for example wet rot.