What do we need to calculate Stamp Duty Land Tax and what amount should we budget for a £1010000 residence?
Stamp Duty in Kings Heath will depend on the purchase price of the house or flat. For a residential property sold for £1010000, SDLT is £50500.*
Which local authority is responsible for Kings Heath?
Kings Heath is located in Bromsgrove District Council, The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1AA, phone: 01527 881 288
Should I get a chancel liability search when we are buying in Kings Heath on the same road as parish land?
Some owners in Kings Heath can be required to cover the cost of maintenance of older church buildings. Some names or words such as 'vicarage' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Kings Heath Church of England properties include All Saints and Church on the Heath.
I have to find really fast solicitors in Kings Heath - is that your company?
Our carefully selected solicitors have a thoroughly efficient modus operandi when concluding the conveyance for clients to meet the home sellers needs.
Our property lawyers will always communicate as efficiently as possible through the whole of the buyer and seller chain and implement advanced practice management and information technology systems to complete on your move as quickly as possible.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
What are searches, and how do they differ from a survey?
Searches are a set of enquiries carried out by your surveyor to various authorities such as the local council, HM Land Registry, etc., and focuses on the impact of the local area on your potential enjoyment of living at the property, while a survey (a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey) is focused on the structural integrity of the home and its permanent outbuildings and constructions.
While each may throw up similar issues (such as missing planning consents or boundary issues), they are very different and achieve very different purposes.
Our solicitors at Homeward Legal are willing and happy to explain anything you don't understand in the conveyancing, because you need to know what you're getting for our competitively-priced fixed fee. Call our team on 0800 038 6699.
We are purchasing in Kings Heath. How can we find out whether the residence is in a designated conservation area?
Areas deemed to be of architectural or historic interest, such as country house estates, will be designated as conservation areas. Your solicitor will be able to advise further and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.
How soon should I instruct a conveyancing solicitor to act for us?
Whether you are buying or selling in Kings Heath, earlier is preferable, as the legal work can begin immediately. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing solicitor can reduce the likelihood of the other side pulling out.