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The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield lies 10km to the north-east of Birmingham in the West Midlands.

It is an affluent town, partly developed by wealthy Birmingham industrialists moving into the countryside, away from pollution.

It remains one of the most prestigious and least densely populated areas of Birmingham, with houses in some areas worth more than £1m. However the town has a range of housing options, suiting most budgets. Two and a half thousand acres of green space, including a national nature reserve, lakes, woodland and heathland, may be found in Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in the UK.

Six trains per hour run from Sutton Coldfield to Birmingham, with journey times of only 20 minutes.

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Sutton Coldfield conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Birmingham City Council?

Sutton Coldfield is situated in Birmingham City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Birmingham City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1006.82
B £1174.62
C £1342.43
D £1510.23
E £1845.84
F £2181.44
G £2517.05
H £3020.46

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Sutton Coldfield conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Sutton Coldfield carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Sutton Coldfield which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the solicitor will advise specialist searches such as a transport search.

To see the cost of searches on a Sutton Coldfield house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Sutton Coldfield?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Buying a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to an unresponsive landlord.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Sutton Coldfield?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is much more difficult compared to a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Sutton Coldfield, and this could include obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a conveyancer as early as possible.

I am buying a new build property in Sutton Coldfield - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Sutton Coldfield can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Sutton Coldfield must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and ICW.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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

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

I am remortgaging a property in Sutton Coldfield - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Sutton Coldfield should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender