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Conveyancing in Stourbridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

The closest airport to Stourbridge is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport (6 miles). Birmingham Airport is 18 miles and away and Stourbridge Town train station is about a mile from Stourbridge.

Corbett Amblecote is the most convenient hospital to Stourbridge.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a £558,000 house? We are looking for low cost conveyancing in Stourbridge.

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Many property lawyers purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees may be added into the terms of engagement, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers Any disbursements should be included on your quote Any costs found in terms and conditions should be reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Our mortgage lender is Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, what do I need to consider?

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A small number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased conveyancing costs for property buyers. Homeward Legal, however, can act on behalf of all large mortgage lenders.

Q.

The property seller has fitted windows on the flat which may overstep the Stourbridge High Street conservation area rules.

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A conveyancing solicitor will make enquiries to confirm if the property is inside a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have essential permissions from the Dudley authority. In the event that no suitable consents can be provided, your solicitor will advise you of all options which may include getting an indemnity policy or requesting retrospective permission from the planning authority.

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We are buying a unique flat in the middle of a Stourbridge conservation area, how does one find data in respect of the current standard of repair?

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Local Stourbridge conservation areas are nominated by Dudley who are responsible for everything from paths and footpaths to the prohibition of ugly highway signs. English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created details in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to a worsening of the condition of the area.

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Sudden circumstances mean we have to push matters along and complete on the conveyancing process on our co-owned home rapidly, do you any property auction specialist fast solicitors in Stourbridge ?

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All too often Stourbridge lawyers are far too listless bringing further pressure to the property conveyancing process. Homeward Legals home moving lawyers approach to conveyancing is to use advanced HMRC and Land Registry integrated systems . Crucially we look after you with a expert panel of solicitor qualified to exert pressure from the beginning to the end of the buyer and seller property chain .

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We are buying on a Stourbridge brownfield site. We have been told that zinc (Zn) soil contamination may be an issue.

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Soil contamination is monitored closely. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including asbestos.

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What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Stourbridge, and are they checked for thoroughly?

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Residential property in Stourbridge could be contaminated by a broad range of factors caused by man and by nature, such as military land. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

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Would getting a building survey be required if we are buying a property, irrespective of its condition?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors firmly suggest that you order a RICS survey. Buyers should be aware that there are many issues that will impact a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, for example cracks in walls or subsidence.

 
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