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Historically part of Warwickshire, the borough of Solihull forms part of the West Midlands conurbation. With nearly three-quarters of the borough defined as Green Belt and surrounded by pleasant countryside, Solihull's Latin motto, Urbs in Rure, means 'town in country'.

Solihull has been named the best place to live in the UK and is one of the most affluent areas in the UK outside London. Research has suggested that houses in Solihull are in demand more than anywhere else in the country, keeping property prices buoyant.

As well as the urban area, homes in nearby villages of Knowle, Lapworth and Tanworth-in-Arden command high prices.

Solihull conveyancing FAQs

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

Solihull is situated in Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1016.40
B £1185.80
C £1355.20
D £1524.60
E £1863.40
F £2202.20
G £2541.00
H £3049.20

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Are Solihull conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Solihull carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Solihull?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Solihull conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Solihull?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete managing agent information.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

I am selling a leasehold property in Solihull - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is significantly more specialised than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Solihull must carry out additional tasks, including obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Solihull remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a repayment mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

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