Conveyancing Solicitors in Oldbury

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Conveyancing in Oldbury

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another or the process of securing a mortgage. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Oldbury, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Oldbury 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.

Other areas covered: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield

Oldbury Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Oldbury

A town in the West Midlands, Oldbury is part of the Black Country and boasts good transport links to Birmingham city centre. With affordable housing and a range of local amenities, it's a solid choice for families. Oldbury has a population of approximately 14,000.

Oldbury house prices

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

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Council Tax in Oldbury (2023/24)

Oldbury 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 does an Oldbury property lawyer do?

During the home purchase, your conveyancer will handle the legal aspects of a home purchase.

The solicitor will order searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review the lease (if applicable), and fulfil post-completion formalities, including HMLR registration.

In addition to standard searches, Oldbury conveyancing solicitors could also undertake mining searches and checks for historic industrial activity.

Buying with a mortgage?

When buying a home with a mortgage, it is standard for your solicitor to also act for your mortgage bank.

Your transaction could take significantly longer to complete if your solicitor is not on your lender's panel.

Over 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors, so we can help you complete your Oldbury transaction without delay.

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We can also assist home buyers in Oldbury with the legal work for:

Conservation areas

When you purchase a home in an Oldbury conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will need to check for potential planning breaches, which could include roof maintenance restrictions or lack of approval for an extension.

Conservation areas in Oldbury and the Sandwell local authority include Factory Locks, Smethwick Town Centre, Church Square and Cape Hill Town Centre.

Listed buildings

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

Oldbury listed buildings and properties 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
  • 2 And 3 Church Square, Oldbury, Sandwell
  • Waggon And Horses Public House, Church Street, Oldbury, Sandwell

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Our experienced panel of solicitors will advise you on what commitments you are making as a listed building owner. Examples include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, and consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting.

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Selling a property in Oldbury

At the start of the property selling process in Oldbury, your solicitor will assemble all essential documents, including the draft contract and ID forms, and will help you answer these forms.

Their role involves responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and addressing snags like a neighbour dispute.

The solicitor will also communicate effectively with the other parties, including estate agents and banks or building societies, to make sure your sale is completed successfully.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is significantly more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Oldbury will usually undertake additional tasks, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the lease.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a lawyer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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Remortgage in Oldbury

The base interest rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor, your solicitor needs to be able to act on your chosen lender's behalf.

Quittance panel solicitors are on the panels of almost all lenders, so whether you are changing to a 30-year mortgage with Lloyds Bank or taking out a guarantor mortgage from Bluestone, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transferring Equity in Oldbury

If you are looking to change the ownership structure of a property, whether you are buying out the equity of a joint owner, inheritance tax planning or gifting a property, you will need to transfer equity. Your legal representative can handle the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Oldbury?

Solicitors' fees

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

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties)

A disbursement is a cost that your lawyer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Read the terms and conditions

When you compare conveyancing quotes, double-check for additional fees or charges. Some firms set out additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can mean a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

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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