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Conveyancing in Kingstanding Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Kingstanding services information and addresses ;

Kingstanding's closest train station is Perry Barr and the nearest airport to Kingstanding is Birmingham Airport (9 miles). Coventry Airport is 21 mile and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 17 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Kingstanding being well placed with good major road access close at under 2 miles off the M6 Junction 7 Southbound.

Highcroft Birmingham is the nearest hospital to Kingstanding.

Q.

How do we get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Kingstanding?

A.

The confusion over this point catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print. This small print is often not read by buyers and sellers in a hurry. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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I am planning to buy a 1950's property. Do we need 'conveyancing searches'?

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Conveyancing searches are a commonly-used pack of queries requested by your conveyancer, such as a gypsum search. Searches are strongly recommended, however they consider issues with the property's title.

Q.

As a consequence of the major flooding last year in the Midlands, I am asking whether conveyancing searches won't be thorough enough?

A.

The Kingstanding solicitor should carry out informative flood risk searches if the environmental searches establishes a the local Kingstanding flood risk

For greater history might be able to converse with a next door neighbour.

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If you are buying in Kingstanding on the same road as parsonage grounds, should we get a chancel liability search?

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Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Kingstanding properties is likely to exist. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church properties in the area where chancel liability may apply include Saint Mark and St Luke.

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How do I find out additional information on the conservation areas in Kingstanding?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a detailed list on the condition of conservation areas in Kingstanding and across England along with the trend. Conservation area concerns e.g. public spaces, the addition of stone cladding or ugly highway signs are managed by the local authority (Birmingham).

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Which local authority looks after Kingstanding?

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Kingstanding is located in Bromsgrove District Council, The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1AA, Call: 01527 881 288

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Do we need a Homebuyer Report for this home purchase?

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It is strongly recommended that all purchasers book an inspection. Numerous issues can negatively affect a property. These can include blocked drains.

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What is the council tax on a period terraced dwelling in Kingstanding?

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More often than not a report on title should provide the Birmingham council tax band. Council tax charges for residents of Kingstanding are set out online at the Birmingham council site. At the time of authoring on 23/01/2013 the rates are:

  • 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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