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Conveyancing in Kingswinford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Regional transport information

Kingswinford's nearest station is Stourbridge Town and Kingswinford's nearest airport is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport. Birmingham Airport is 19 miles and away.

Russells Hall is a nearby hospital for Kingswinford.

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We need to find a solicitors firm that offers cheap conveyancing in Kingswinford. Can you assist?

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Various solicitors promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms which homeowners may have not read carefully Costs should be reasonable. They be applicable if the solicitor must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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We have found abundant online documents going into great depth on how to do DIY conveyancing. Do I therefore need to instruct a Kingswinford property solicitor ?

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There is no argument why a home buyer cant apply this approach and conduct bulk of the conveyancing without the help of solicitor in Kingswinford. That said, a conveyancing solicitor typically handles a large number of functions such as approving completion statements and checking for any restrictive covenants which need a qualified solicitor.

Above all else DIY lawyers will not be covered by suitable insurance cover which qualified solicitors practices are bound to pay for.

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Will the conveyancing charges include any additional charges?

No. Our solicitors will never charge any hidden charges under any circumstances. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.

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How is Kingswinford contaminated land investigated?

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Land is contaminated by numerous natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a house may be affected by local contaminants like sand or clay quarries and environmental radon sources. Endville Road, Wallheath, DY6 0AS is one such potential cause of contamination in Kingswinford.

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Would you confirm taking action to get out of paying for stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax commonly must be paid on property purchases over £125,000. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty reduction. Such schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed imposing fines and reviewing all your revenue matters.

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How much will the cost of our searches come to?

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The cost of searches will vary noticeably, depending on the searches required by your lender. Searches are disbursements, and are charged at cost.

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What is the council tax on a Sixties converted house in Kingswinford?

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Customarily the report on title will give the Dudley council tax band.

Council tax charges for residents of Kingswinford are published at the Dudley local authority website. As of 13/01/2013 band rates are:

  • Band A - £848.00
  • Band B - £990.00
  • Band C - £1,131.00
  • Band D - £1,273.00
  • Band E - £1,555.00
  • Band F - £1,838.00
  • Band G - £2,121.00
  • Band H - £2,545.00

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What should we do regarding iron soil contamination in Kingswinford?

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Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Kingswinford, but some very localised cases of contamination in Kingswinford may pose unacceptably high risk. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Kingswinford, including local authorities.