Conveyancing Solicitors in Dudley

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Conveyancing in Dudley

Conveyancing involves the legal work and documentation required to transfer a property from the seller to the buyer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Dudley, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Dudley and throughout West Midlands with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Dudley Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Dudley

A large town in the West Midlands, Dudley is known for Dudley Castle, the Black Country Living Museum, and the Dudley Canal. Popular residential areas include Sedgley and Gornal. Dudley is well-served by bus routes to Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Dudley has a population of approximately 79,000.

Dudley house prices

The average price paid for a property in Dudley between March and April 2024 was £232,967 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Dudley (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,229.31
B £1,434.20
C £1,639.08
D £1,843.97
E £2,253.74
F £2,663.51
G £3,073.28
H £3,687.94

What do Dudley conveyancing solicitors do?

A solicitor plays an essential role during a property purchase transaction, and guides you through the legal side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. They will perform due diligence on the property, such as raising questions about how the seller has used the property, ordering property searches and handling the transfer of funds.

Dudley conveyancing solicitors could also undertake mining searches and checks for historic industrial activity.

Purchasing a home with a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for the mortgage lender.

If your conveyancer isn't accepted on your chosen mortgage provider's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

Over 100 lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Dudley transaction smoothly.

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We have also helped Dudley home buyers with the legal work for:

Buying a listed building

There are around 500,000 listed properties across the country - around 280 of which are in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Listed buildings in and around Dudley include:

  • The Crown Public House, 201 Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, Dudley
  • Roman Catholic Church Of Our Lady And All Saints, New Road, Stourbridge, Dudley
  • Rose Cottage, 6 Barnett Lane, Wordsley, Dudley, Dudley
  • The Old Swan Public House And Brewhouse At Rear, 85 87 And 89 Halesowen Road, Netherton, Dudley, Dudley
  • Stourbridge Canal Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge, Dudley

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will advise you on what commitments you are making as a listed building owner. Examples include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, required consent for landscaping and an obligation to use specialist contractors.

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New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Dudley can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Dudley must be able to deal with things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, verifying rights of easements and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and BLP.

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Selling property in Dudley

For the sale of a Dudley home, the solicitor will compile key documents, such as title deeds and assorted property information forms, and will help you answer these forms.

The lawyer's role involves responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor, resolving issues like restrictive covenants and redeeming the mortgage.

The solicitor will communicate effectively with the other parties, including estate agents, landlords and lenders, to confirm that the sale of your property completes without a hitch.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is a great deal more technical than for a freehold property.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Dudley, for example obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of common parts management.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The base interest rate is 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, you should confirm that your conveyancer is able to act for your chosen mortgage lender.

We work with solicitors who are members of all major lenders' panels. Whether you are switching to a 25-year mortgage from National Westminster Bank or taking out a variable rate mortgage from Bluestone, we can assist.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are tax planning for the future, changing the legal ownership structure or gifting a property, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity. Your property lawyer will complete the process for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Dudley?

What is and is not included in a quote isn't always clear at first glance.

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the work they complete for you. Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Disbursements are third-party costs paid by your solicitor on your behalf. Examples of disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a chancel liability search.

Check for additional fees

Beware of extra fees, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms may include additional charges in the small print. This can mean a higher-than-expected final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

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

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