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Conveyancing in Stourbridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

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.

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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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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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How does a Stourbridge solicitor advise on the potential risk of local flooding around Stourbridge?

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A crucial step in the conveyancing protocol of purchasing a property involves the solicitor carrying out conveyancing searches that provide certain details with regard to Stourbridge historical flood risk. As an additional measure means that your conveyancing solicitor in Stourbridge could advocate a more detailed (e.g. Homcheck) specialist flood search.

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How do you work out stamp duty?

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The SDLT which will be owed is based on the valuation. It is £0 on a £83k house (correct March 2013).

Q.

Bookshops and the web both have an increasing number on and offline documents on the subject of doing the legal work yourself. Do we need to instruct a Stourbridge property lawyer for my home move?

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It can possible for you to conduct the legal work on your own. However, a solicitor juggles a huge number of jobs including chasing deeds and DS1 documents and notifying parties of completion many of which are more safely handled with appropriate experience. Despite that legal firms must take out suitable professional indemnity insurance to shield you in the event of any losses you encounter.

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We are purchasing a residence in Stourbridge. Can we check that the residence is in a conservation area?

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Areas deemed to be of historic or architectural significance, such as mining villages, will be defined as conservation areas. Conservation areas in Stourbridge include Stourbridge High Street. Your property solicitor will be able to provide more details and address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

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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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Conveyancing searches may be standard procedure but considering current events such as the major flooding last year in the Midlands are they actually good enough to confirm enough about the Stourbridge area flood risk?

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Flood searches conducted by your Stourbridge property lawyer should also include the more rigorous Landmark flood search if the risk warrants it.

You might be able to speak to a local resident to gain further insight.

 
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