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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Birmingham

We went with a high street firm for my conveyancing in Birmingham last week. After carefully reading the official terms of business I seewe are on the hook for costs even where the conveyance does not complete. Should I go with them or use a web based firm who offer no move no charge conveyancing in Birmingham?

It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the fee levels will generally be more expensive to offset the conveyances that do not go ahead. You should be mindful that these deals rarely cover expenditure by way of example Birmingham conveyancing search expenses.

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when buying a residence in Birmingham? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some owners of property living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Birmingham?

Unless a previous purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you can assume that lawyers handling conveyancing in Birmingham to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I used Wolstenholmes several years past for my conveyancing in Birmingham. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Birmingham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Birmingham I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Birmingham suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

Do online conveyancing companies do everything a local Birmingham solicitor does or do I still need to employ a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Birmingham?

Where you choose an online conveyancer they should undertake all the tasks your Birmingham solicitor will cover.

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