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Conveyancing in Handsworth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/17

Commuting from the area? ;

The closest station to Handsworth is The Hawthorns. The closest airport to Handsworth is Birmingham Airport (10 miles). Coventry Airport is 22 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 14 miles away.

Handsworth is about a mile and a half of the M5 Junction 1 Northbound.

City Edgbaston hospital is relatively close to Handsworth.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing in Handsworth?

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Many conveyancers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional fees will be included in the terms and conditions which homeowners may have not read carefully Extra fees needs to be reasonable. They only apply to matters if your lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We are intending to buy a 1960's property. Is it significant that property searches are carried out?

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These searches are a standardised pack of queries requested by your conveyancer via one of several specific organisations, such as a search of the Index Map. Purchasers need to be aware that, conveyancing searches refer specifically to issues with the property's title.

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Where do I determine more data on the standard of conservation areas in Handsworth and Handsworth?

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English Heritage, a government body, maintain a detailed list about the state of conservation areas in England along with the vulnerability. Local Handsworth conservation areas,

such as street furniture, extensions or neglected buildings etc. are presided over by the local authority (Sheffield).

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May our conveyancing have any additional charges?

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No. Homeward Legal do not hide any additional fees for any reason. Know that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.

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What sort of local authority searches in connection with the uncertain risk of local flooding in Birmingham will my Handsworth property lawyer actually do?

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A vital part of the legal due diligence procedure of purchasing a property involves your conveyancer applying for environmental searches that provide you with details on the Handsworth flood risk area data. A more involved Birmingham database search, for instance the Landmark search, will typically be suggested by a qualified property lawyer in Handsworth if the results of the enviro. search show a potential flood risk to the property. At the time of writing (26/02/13) publication on the Environment Agency flood reports website do not reveal any active flood warnings in Handsworth.

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How do I avoid paying SDLT?

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SDLT is usually payable on purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty reduction should not be considered when purchasing in Handsworth, because these schemes are often uneconomical and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.

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Are costs for obtaining copies of planning permission fees or disbursements?

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Every disbursement and fee ought to be stated on a quote. These costs are fees not disbursements. It should be included in your quote.

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Why does the purchase conveyancing process take such a long time?

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Conveyancing can be lengthy. Homeward Legal understand how unnecessarily stressful these delays can be and seek to curtail the impact of these delays if it can be achieved.

 
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