West Bromwich conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council?

West Bromwich is situated in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

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 West Bromwich?

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in West Bromwich are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your West Bromwich home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your West Bromwich sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a property in West Bromwich which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the location of the property will warrant further searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To check the cost of searches on a West Bromwich purchase, use 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in West Bromwich?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in West Bromwich?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is a great deal more technical than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in West Bromwich will need to conduct additional tasks. This can involve requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as early in the process as possible, and preferably before going on the market,.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good West Bromwich remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with Santander or to a two-year discount with the Chelsea Building Society, we can assist.

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