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Conveyancing in Yardley Q & A's

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Updated: 28/04/17

Yardley's closest airport is Birmingham Airport (3 miles). Coventry Airport is 16 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 20 miles away. The closest train station to Yardley is Stechford, about a mile away.

Motorists are well served with Yardley being well placed with good motorway access very close at approximately 3 miles off the M6 Junction 5 Southbound.

Heartlands , Birmingham is a nearby hospital to Yardley.


Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £410k house? I need to find affordable conveyancing.


Numerous solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees will be included in the small print. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Extras ought to be clearly defined. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


In relation to the extensive flooding last year in the Midlands, we are wondering if flood risk searches won't be sufficient?


Conveyancing searches conducted by the Yardley property solicitor will also include the far more informative search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

You could also try to converse with a neighbour for that more assurance if still concerned.


Is lead top-soil contamination likely in Yardley?


There are laws in place to limit soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contaminants like oil and asbestos.


Which actual conveyancing searches will the conveyancing solicitor in Yardley order when carrying out the conveyancing for a Yardley property?

Normal conveyancing protocol will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environmental and Limestone Search, and possibly area-specific searches such as Commons Registration (CON290).


We are intending to buy a investment flat in a conservation area. Where does one find data in regards to the standard of upkeep of the area?


Following a campaign, English Heritage keep details about the state of conservation areas in England in addition to the risk of getting worse. Conservation areas are nominated by the local authority (Birmingham) who manage conservation area concerns from what can be developed to the inhibition of street guard rails.


What is the council tax on a residential end of terrace dwelling in Yardley?


Frequently the conveyancing report on title will give the Birmingham council tax band. Up-to-date rates for homes in Yardley are published at the Birmingham council website. On (11/07/2012) rates are as follows:

  • 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


We are intending to buy a rectory in Kinoulton. Is a chancel search specified?


Your conveyancing lawyer could advise that a chancel search be taken out, whichever parish where the home being bought is located. Although some Parochial Church Councils have determined to exact chancel repairs on owners of affected property, there is no guarantee that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not be so in future. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


Are you experienced enough to complete fast the conveyancing of property auction properties in Yardley?


Our team prepare legal packs for vendors and regularly take instructions from buyers and sellers at auction. It is prudent to formally instruct an experienced lawyer as soon as they can for a full investigation. well before the property auction.