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Conveyancing in Washwood Heath Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Drivers are well served with Washwood Heath enjoying excellent road access nearby at nearby at 1 mile of Junction 6 Southbound of the M6.

The closest station to Washwood Heath is Adderley Park, around 1 mile away. Washwood Heath's nearest airport is Birmingham Airport (6 miles). Coventry Airport is 18 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 18 miles away.

Heartlands Birmingham is a nearby hospital to Washwood Heath.

Q.

What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £388,000 home? I am trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate.

A.

Several conveyancers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees can increase the solicitor's invoice. Any costs found in the terms should be fair and clearly defined. A quote for conveyancing in Washwood Heath must also state any disbursements to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

Q.

We are on a very tight budget - Will doing DIY conveyancing without the help of a Washwood Heath conveyancing solicitor save any money?

A.

Technically speaking there is no reason at all why a home mover should not undertake the legal process unaided. That said, a conveyancer handles a large number of roles from ranging from raising additional enquiries or identifying the most appropriate searches which really need a skilled professional.

Nevertheless solicitors firms are required to possess suitable insurance that ultimately protects you in the event of any carelessness.

Q.

With a £761,000 home ready to buy, with no mortgage, how do we get fast legal work in Washwood Heath?

A.

Contacting a communicative property lawyer is the key to fast conveyancing. Additionally, there are a range of tasks you as the purchaser can do. These include:

  • asking for property searches to be ordered immediately
  • responding to your property lawyer by phone, fax or email wherever possible
  • arranging your mortgage offer

Q.

We are buying in Washwood Heath on a recently-developed brownfield land. Is the topsoil likely to be contaminated by waste minerals like lead (Pb)?

A.

Washwood Heath industrial or agricultural can cause topsoil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Washwood Heath, including local authorities.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached property in Washwood Heath?

A.

Customarily the title report should cover the relevant Birmingham council tax band. The latest council tax charges for residents of Washwood Heath are set out in detail at the Birmingham council site. At the time of writing on 25/10/2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £841.00
  • Band B - £981.00
  • Band C - £1,121.00
  • Band D - £1,261.00
  • Band E - £1,542.00
  • Band F - £1,822.00
  • Band G - £2,102.00
  • Band H - £2,522.00

Q.

Which local authority looks after Washwood Heath?

A.

Washwood Heath is located in Bromsgrove District Council, The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1AA, phone: 01527 881 288

Q.

When I am purchasing in Washwood Heath, will I need to get a chancel search?

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In Washwood Heath, some owners can be required to pay for maintenance of nearby church land. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary.

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In what ways does a lawyer in Washwood Heath report back on the risk of floods in the Washwood Heath region?

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An important part of the legal process involves the conveyancing solicitor applying for environmental searches that go into details on the Washwood Heath flooding. In addition your lawyer in Washwood Heath may possibly recommend a significantly more involved search. At the time of writing (25/02/13) reports on the Environment Agency do not list any flood warnings in Washwood Heath.