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Conveyancing in Wednesbury

Conveyancing is the legal process used for transferring ownership of a property from one party to another, or the work involved in a remortgage or transfer of equity. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Wednesbury, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Wednesbury and throughout Sandwell with buying, selling, 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

Wednesbury Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Wednesbury

A market town in the West Midlands, Wednesbury is known for its open market, Brunswick Park, and a range of local amenities.

Located close to the M6, Wednesbury provides good road links. The town has a population of approximately 37,000.

Wednesbury house prices

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

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Council Tax in Wednesbury (2023/24)

Wednesbury 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 a Wednesbury conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancer or solicitor assists you with the legal aspect of buying a property. Your lawyer will raise questions for the seller, order searches, review contracts and ensure that post-purchase requirements, such as registering the property ownership with the Land Registry, are completed.

In addition to standard searches, Wednesbury conveyancing solicitors may also carry out mining searches and checks for historic industrial activity.

Are you funding your home purchase with a mortgage?

During the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the lender. If your conveyancer is not on your bank or building society's panel, your purchase could take significantly longer to complete.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of banks and building societies, so you can complete your purchase without delay.

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Buying a house or flat in a conservation area

When you buy a house or flat in a Wednesbury conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will check for potential planning breaches, e.g. lack of approval for an extension or facade maintenance obligations. Conservation areas in Wednesbury and across the Sandwell local authority include:

  • High Street and Crocketts Lane
  • Cape Hill Town Centre
  • Church Square
  • Factory Locks

Listed buildings

There exist around half a million listed buildings across the country, 220 of which are in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

Listed buildings in and around Wednesbury include:

  • 31 And 33 Market Place, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Sandwell
  • Church Of St Mary, St Mary's Road, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Sandwell
  • Hateley Heath Aqueduct, Hydes Road Tame Valley Canal, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Tame Valley Canal, West Bromwich, Sandwell
  • District Public Library Wednesbury, Walsall Street, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Sandwell
  • Richards Art Gallery And Museum, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Sandwell

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Our expert solicitor panel will offer guidance on the legal duties your ownership will impose. Examples include consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting, and an obligation to maintain the property's surroundings in a manner consistent with its historic character.

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Leasehold flats

Selling a leasehold property is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and short leases.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Wednesbury

When selling property in Wednesbury, your lawyer will prepare vital paperwork, including title deeds and ID forms, and help you fill out these forms.

The conveyancer will sort out potential snags and respond to inquiries from the buyer's solicitor. In order to assure a smooth transfer of ownership, your conveyancer will work with both sides, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and a current statement of service charges. The time it takes the solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

Your solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer, as this information can take a long time to gather if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgaging a property in Wednesbury

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Before instructing, verify your mortgage lender's legal panel includes your conveyancer.

We work with remortgage solicitors who can act for over 100 mortgage lenders, so whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from Santander or moving to a 3-year tracker rate with Bluestone, we can help.

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Transferring Equity in Wednesbury

Whether you are taking over the share of another owner, estate planning or gifting a share of a property, you will need to transfer equity. Your solicitor can handle the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Wednesbury?

Solicitors' fees

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

Conveyancing disbursements

A disbursement is a cost that your lawyer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Read the terms and conditions

Some firms may set out extra costs in the small print, leading to a higher final bill. If you are comparing quotes, double-check for additional fees or charges.

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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