Conveyancing Solicitors in Cradley Heath

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Conveyancing in Cradley Heath

Conveyancing is when a solicitor transfers the legal ownership of a property from one individual to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Cradley Heath, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Cradley Heath and throughout Sandwell handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

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Cradley Heath Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Cradley Heath

A town in the West Midlands, Cradley Heath is known for its chain making history. Popular residential areas include Old Hill and Quarry Bank. Cradley Heath has a railway station, providing links to Birmingham and Stourbridge. Cradley Heath has a population of approximately 5,000.

Cradley Heath house prices

The average price paid for a property in Cradley Heath between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Cradley Heath (2023/24)

Cradley Heath is in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,286.73
B £1,501.18
C £1,715.63
D £1,930.09
E £2,359.00
F £2,787.91
G £3,216.82
H £3,860.18

What do Cradley Heath conveyancing solicitors do?

For the purchase of a house or flat, the lawyer will take care of the technical side of the transaction. The solicitor will order property searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review contracts and complete any post-sale actions, like registering the property ownership with the Land Registry and paying SDLT.

Cradley Heath conveyancing solicitors may carry out mining searches and checks for historic industrial activity.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

During the house buying process, your solicitor must also complete the legal work on behalf of the mortgage lender.

Being a member of a lender's panel will mean your solicitor can act for your chosen mortgage provider.

We work with conveyancers who can represent the vast majority of banks and building societies, so your conveyancing will complete sooner.

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Buying in a conservation area

When purchasing a home in a conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for restrictive covenants, which could include restrictions on property usage or footpath rights. Conservation areas in Cradley Heath and across the Sandwell local authority include Factory Locks, Cape Hill Town Centre, Church Square, Market Place and High Street.

Listed buildings

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed buildings exist across the country, 216 of which are in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Cradley Heath include:

  • Cross Base Approximately 5 Metres East Of Haden Hill Hall, Haden Hill Park, Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath, Oldbury, Old Hill, Oldbury, Sandwell
  • Cradley Heath Baptist Church, Corngreaves Road, Cradley Heath, Oldbury, Sandwell
  • Two Pairs Of Gate Piers And Linking Walls 70 Metres South Of Corngreaves Hall, Corngreaves Road, Non Civil Parish, Cradley Heath, Oldbury, Sandwell
  • Corngreaves Hall, Corngreaves Road, Cradley Heath, Oldbury, Sandwell
  • Haden Hill Hall, Haden Hill Park, Barrs Road, Cradley Heath, Oldbury, Old Hill, Oldbury, Sandwell

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Our expert solicitor panel will clarify the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail. Examples include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, and consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting.

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Selling a property in Cradley Heath

For the sale of a Cradley Heath home, your lawyer will compile key documents, such as title deeds and the various property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

Duties include addressing snags like lack of consent for alterations and responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

Your lawyer will coordinate with both sides, including agents, managing agents and lenders, so the move is completed without incident.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold home can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, as this information could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor, verify your conveyancer's lender panel status.

Quittance panel solicitors can work with 99% of all building societies and banks. Whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from Leeds Building Society or taking out a 10-year tracker rate from Bluestone, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, transferring the ownership of your property to a child or buying out the equity of a joint owner, a transfer of equity is required. Your property lawyer will handle all the required documentation for a low, fixed fee.

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What are typical Cradley Heath conveyancing fees?

When comparing solicitors' fees, conveyancing quotes may include several unfamiliar terms and concepts:

Conveyancing fees

The conveyancing quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the legal work that they complete during your property transaction.

Disbursements

The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can mean an inflated final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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