My previous lawyer has quoted £1400 for leasehold conveyancing in Birmingham. I am selling a Georgian detached home for £175,000. Is this too much? Is it in excess of the norm for conveyancing in Birmingham?
The charges are a bit high. If you shop around you could decrease the fees marginally by perhaps a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you maycome to regret opting for an a cheaper solicitor. If is important to enquire that the solicitor can also act for your bank. You can employ our comparison tool to choose a Birmingham conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Birmingham.
IfI were to acquire a straightforward housein Birmingham mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no local authority searches how much would I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Birmingham?
The only saving you would make on is the Birmingham conveyancing searches. Your lawyer still be obliged to do everything else - money laundering, liaising with the sellers solicitor, SDLT submission, register the title etc. A slight saving might be made by not having to register a mortgage but it won't be significant.
My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Birmingham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Birmingham lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a factory type conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Birmingham. We have lived in Birmingham for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Birmingham?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Birmingham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
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