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Conveyancing in Yardley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

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What amount of time may I budget for the conveyancing process usually take in Yardley?

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The time required to buy or sell property may vary. This is influenced by numerous issues affecting the property which can include whether a mortgage lender requires particular searches. 8 to 12 weeks is the average for many firms, we however take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.

Q.

Will I need a survey for our home purchase in Yardley?

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Homeward Legal heavily advise that buyers instruct a home surveyor to undertake a survey when purchasing in Yardley. Many concerns can affect a property. These can include unsafe chimney circulation.

Q.

My wife and I are buying in Yardley. Can I check that the house is in a conservation area?

A.

There are a range of conservation areas around Yardley. A solicitor will discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

Q.

I am purchasing a home. Is it necessary that searches are undertaken?

A.

Searches are standard queries carried out on your behalf, such as a limestone search. These are not carried out by a property surveyor.

Q.

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

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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

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Do we need to opt for the firm of solicitors referred by our estate agent?

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It is common practice for estate agents to endorse a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may prefer to suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.

Q.

What will a Yardley conveyancing solicitor do when the maisonette I hope to purchase is within a registered conservation area and has unsanctioned windows installed?

A.

The conveyancing solicitor to find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the appropriate consent from the local planning authority.

 
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