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Conveyancing in Oldbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 30/04/17

Local key data:

Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 10 miles from Oldbury. Birmingham Airport is 13 miles, Coventry Airport is 25 miles and away. The closest train station to Oldbury is Sandwell and Dudley.

Oldbury is close at under 1m of the M5 junction entry 2 Northbound.

The nearest hospital for Oldbury is Edward Street West Bromwich.

Q.

How do I get the best conveyancing rates in Oldbury for a £258,000 residence?

A.

Various firms promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers, eager to get underway. The disbursements to be paid should be included on a Oldbury conveyancing quote Any extra fees listed in terms of engagement ought to be fair. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Oldbury?

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Oldbury is located in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Council House, PO Box 2374, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DE, phone: 0845 358 2200

Q.

What is the council tax on a residential semi-detached property in Oldbury?

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In general, the report on title will include the relevant Sandwell council tax band. The latest council tax rates for Oldbury are tabled on the Sandwell council website. On, 05/09/2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £882.00
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  • Band B - £1,029.00
  • Band C - £1,176.00
  • Band D - £1,323.00
  • Band E - £1,617.00
  • Band F - £1,911.00
  • Band G - £2,205.00
  • Band H - £2,646.00

Q.

What kind of local checks in connection with the risk of flooding around West Midlands will the solicitor in Oldbury actually carry out?

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An experienced solicitor will conduct standard environmental searches, which include Oldbury flood risk information.

Q.

We are buying a 1940s house in a designated conservation area in Oldbury, where can I lay my hands on more details in regards to the standard of repair?

A.

Local Oldbury conservation areas are created by the local authority (Sandwell) who preside over things like street furniture to the prevention of poorly maintained pavements.

English Heritage, a government body, maintain a detailed list of the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability.

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The ground-floor flat being purchased is on a brownfield land. Is the soil likely to be contaminated by waste minerals like cobalt?

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Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Oldbury. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including insecticides and water contaminants such as landfill leachate.

Q.

Which local factors can contaminate land in Oldbury, and will they be checked for thoroughly?

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Many of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors can impact residential property in Oldbury . Contaminants including environmental radon sources will be detailed in an appropriate search.

Q.

Do you work with many mortgage lenders with offices in Oldbury?

A.

Of lenders with offices in or near Oldbury, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Oldbury lenders and mortgage specialists include Connell Mortgage Services, 70-76 Birmingham St, Oldbury, B69 4EB.

 
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