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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/10/17

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.


How do we get affordable conveyancing in Handsworth?


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.


I am purchasing a £881000 Handsworth house, what will be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax rates?


The rate of stamp duty you must pay will depend on the valuation. On a £881000 house or flat, stamp duty will be £35240.


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


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.


Does Homeward Legal conduct the conveyancing for auction properties in Handsworth?

Yes - We are able to work with sellers at auction. Conventionally unusually constructed houses like property that cannot be insured, are sold at property auctions which tend to require further exploration. Homeward Legal therefore advocate that auction buyers formally instruct a suitable solicitor well before the date of the auction for a detailed review of the legal papers for the lot.

Post auction day your lawyer is absolutely geared up to finishing all of the legal work within 28 days as conventionally required .


Are there many conservation areas in Handsworth?


With around 9,000 protected areas throughout England, the local areas located near Handsworth will include a range of conservation areas. The benefits of such restrictions will include security that the surroundings are unlikely to change, but they create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities.


What will the council tax cost for a Forties Band F maisonette in Handsworth?


Your appropriate council tax band will usually be identified within the title report along with the local council

The correct rates for residents of Handsworth are listed online at the Sheffield local authority site. On 18 March 2013 the rates are:

  • Band A - £991.00
  • Band B - £1,156.00
  • Band C - £1,321.00
  • Band D - £1,486.00
  • Band E - £1,816.00
  • Band F - £2,146.00
  • Band G - £2,476.00
  • Band H - £2,972.00


How soon is it wise to arrange a conveyancer in Handsworth?


With few exceptions, instructing as soon as possible is wise. Instructing your solicitor earlier can reduce the likelihood of your purchase or sale stalling.


Conveyancers in Handsworth order a number of conveyancing searches when instructed to act for a home purchase client - what actual ones?


If buying and taking out a mortgage the mortgage lender insist that a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search as well as any specific searches such as Cheshire Brine Search.