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Conveyancing in Oldbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

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.


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


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.


Is Homeward Legal set up to move fast on the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Oldbury?


The legal team deal with auctions throughout the UK and regularly handle the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. Our highly qualified solicitors have in the past acted for countless buyers at local Oldbury auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Smart auction buyers always get a SRA regulated solicitor as early as possible so there is time for a full investigation of the auction legal papers well in advance of the auction.

Post property auction, the lawyer will be able to concentrate on complete the auction conveyancing process in 28 days as required by the terms of sale.


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?


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.


Why could the purchase conveyancing process take such a long time? Isn't it just filling out forms?


The conveyancing process will occasionally be held up. We understand how frustrating these are and do our best to reduce the impact of these delays where viable by using fast search providers. Common delays include the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.


I ideally need to complete on the conveyancing on a maisonette quickly, are Homeward Legal really fast solicitors in Oldbury ?


We believe that our network of solicitors by default take a very active approach when conducting the conveyancing work for customers By using the latest document and form assembly systems . We look after you with you a CQS conveyancing solicitor who will communicate with everyone in the buyer and seller chain for example managing agent companies, for a quick completion.


For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £424,000 house, what can we do to speed up our transaction?


Experienced buyers will tell you that a faster move is essential to is to use a proactive lawyer. There are various jobs you as the purchaser can also do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • contacting your lawyer regularly
  • quickly answering your lawyer's questions (by email if possible)
  • arranging your mortgage offer


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


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.


How many weeks will conveyancing need, in your experience? If it matters, we are purchasing a flat in Oldbury.


Generally speaking, the length of time required to transact property does vary. This wide range results from a number of issues which may include when a third party is slow to respond. Nationwide, the average is around ten weeks, we however aim for faster conveyancing, driving the transaction to complete within 6 to 8 weeks.