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Conveyancing in Kings Heath Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Kings Heath services information and addresses ;

The closest station to Kings Heath is Bournville, approximately 1 mile away. Kings Heath's closest airport is Birmingham Airport. Coventry Airport is 19 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 17 miles away.

Moseley Hall is a nearby hospital for Kings Heath.

Q.

I am trying to find a discount conveyancing quote in Kings Heath. as we are on a budget.

A.

Many solicitors purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms. Charges listed in the solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined and only apply in cases where the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

What particular property searches should the property lawyer in Kings Heath get when instructed on a Kings Heath home?

A.

The customary conveyancing protocol is to get these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search, Environment Search and Limestone Search and perhaps area-specific searches e.g. a Company Searches.

Q.

We are purchasing in Kings Heath. How can we find out whether the residence is in a designated conservation area?

A.

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.

Q.

We are purchasing a rectory in the parish of Langford. Is a chancel search compulsory?

Your property lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to impose chancel repairs on current owners of affected property, there is no guarantee that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not automatically be the case for future owners. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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Should I opt for a solicitor offered by our local agent?

A.

Agent referrals are a common practice way for home buyers to find a solicitor. These referrals must be carefully considered, as an agent may select the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

Where do we find out additional info on the conservation areas in Kings Heath?

A.

English Heritage keep details in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas along with the vulnerability. Conservation area concerns such as area development, the addition of stone cladding or poorly maintained public spaces are governed by the local Birmingham planning authority.

Q.

Does Homeward Legal specialise the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Kings Heath?

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Yes - Our firm is able to work with bidders at auction. Often difficult to value houses for example derelict homes, are included in property auctions and these demand deeper. Lawyers therefore advocate buyers at auction to appoint a SRA regulated conveyancing solicitor prior to the property auction date to allow sufficient time for a full review of the legal documents.

Post day of bidding your dedicated lawyer is completely ready for finishing the conveyancing in the limited time as usually required .

Q.

What is the council tax on a Forties detached house in Kings Heath?

A.

Ordinarily, the title report will give detail the Birmingham council tax band. Up-to-date rates for homes in Kings Heath are published online at the Birmingham local authority site. At the time of writing on 24/10/2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £841.00
  • Band B - £981.00
  • Band C - £1,121.00
  • Band D - £1,261.00
  • Band E - £1,542.00
  • Band F - £1,822.00
  • Band G - £2,102.00
  • Band H - £2,522.00

 
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