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Conveyancing in Redditch Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

Local data:

The closest station to Redditch is Alvechurch. Redditch's closest airport is Birmingham Airport (13 miles). Coventry Airport is 21 mile s, Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 20 miles and Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 18 miles away.

Alexandra Redditch is a nearby hospital.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a £187,000 property? I am trying to find an affordable conveyancing quote.

A.

Numerous property lawyers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra fees are often hiding in the small print which unwary homeowners fail to check. Your quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid.

Q.

I am intending to buy a converted chapel in Kington. Will a chancel search be necessary?

A.

The conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search, whichever parish in which the property being purchased is found. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have chosen to charge chancel repairs on current owners of affected property, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not continue to be so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

Q.

What is the optimum stage to a home mover organise a removals people?

A.

The ideal point is for home movers to delay the removals until after all parties have decided a formal date that takes place once exchange of contracts. For a local firm Van Man Removals Clearances Contract Work Ebay Items Collected & Delivered Friendly And Reliab/0404898514106462000/companyinfo.html">Van Man Removals Clearances Contract Work Ebay Items Collected & Delivered Friendly And Reliab, 20/20/Feckenham Road, Headless Cross, Redditch, B97 5AR Tel: 01527 453505 or TRS Removals Ltd, 6 Winterbourne Close, Redditch, B98 7FS Call: 01527 542716.

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Conveyancing searches are estimated from archived information and when you factor in recent climactic events for example the serious flooding last year in the Midlands are they in fact the ideal way t verify sufficient information about the changing Redditch flood risk area?

A.

An experienced conveyancing solicitor in Redditch will apply for environmental searches if the standard searches spots a any kind of Redditch flood risk.

People sometimes try to converse with a local resident for some additional assurance or local Hereford and Worcester flood damage expert - like Fire Protection Worldwide, Unit 25 Walkers Rd, Moons Moat North Industrial Es, Redditch, B98 9HE Tel: 01527 66788.

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Do we need to select a property solicitor who works with by my agent?

A.

It is commonplace for agents in Calne to endorse a conveyancer, however, these referrals should be thoroughly considered, as some agents choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.

Q.

What will the council tax cost me for a Victorian Band C maisonette in Redditch?

A.

Your pertinent council tax band should usually be reported as part of the conveyancer's title report along with the local council. The latest tax rates for homes in Redditch are published on the Redditch local authority site. Currently (15 October 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,001.00
  • Band B - £1,167.00
  • Band C - £1,334.00
  • Band D - £1,501.00
  • Band E - £1,834.00
  • Band F - £2,168.00
  • Band G - £2,502.00
  • Band H - £3,002.00

Q.

Property solicitors in Redditch do official conveyancing searches when acting for a purchaser - which particular searches?

A.

When applying for a mortgage the mortgage lender requires you to particular searches, including the following for properties in Redditch: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search,, and possibly unique particular for instance Land charges full Search.

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Can you advise how to get out of paying SDLT?

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Stamp duty is due on property sold for more than £125,000. Stamp duty avoidance is not advised when buying in Redditch, as such schemes are often uneconomical and unreliable. There have been certain official schemes, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers.

 
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