Rowley Regis conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council?

Rowley Regis is situated in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1023.40
B £1193.97
C £1364.53
D £1535.10
E £1876.23
F £2217.37
G £2558.50
H £3070.20

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Rowley Regis?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax and indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Rowley Regis are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Rowley Regis sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Rowley Regis sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a house in Rowley Regis - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Rowley Regis purchase you can use our our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Rowley Regis - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.

Your conveyancing solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, as this paperwork can take a long time to gather if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Rowley Regis - what do I need to know?

The legal work for buying a new build home in Rowley Regis is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

Your solicitor in Rowley Regis must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Build Assure.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are well versed in helping buyers get a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Rowley Regis property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Rowley Regis remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, Quittance can help.

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