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Buying or Selling in Astwood Bank – 1st Move Conveyancing Astwood Bank are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Astwood Bank at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
We strive to deliver a first class service. We specialise in dealing with matters in Astwood Bank. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

Do I need to get a Enquiries of the local authority search if I’m a cash buyer? Cash buyers do have a choice on what they get when they are purchasing a property and do not necessarily have to conduct a search. Many such purchasers think they know what a Official Local Authority search will reveal and may know about the Astwood Bank or surrounding vicinity however most conveyancing lawyers will still suggest one. One of the main reasons is that the Enquiries of the local authority search is the only place to reveal liabilities to the Local Authority and this is more commonly the case with probate properties.

I am told that the Land Charges Search in Astwood Bank will show if the land is contaminated. Is that accurate? Not really. Whilst it is correct that councils are now in the process of finding polluted sites and recording these sites on registers – this is a process which will take a a long time to accomplish. Needless to say any land parcels named within these locations will be difficult to sell in the future. Unfortunately these records although disclosed by any Land Charges Search are likely to be incomplete.

Apart from showing that the property in Astwood Bank is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage what other replies does a Drainage & Water Enquiry include? A Drainage & Water Enquiry confirms to a prospective owner that the property they are buying does not need a “build over consent” because the owner has constructed an extension close to a public drain. It also shows a raft of other replies such as water quality and historical evidence of internal sewer flooding.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Astwood Bank?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Astwood Bank. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
  • Our quote is subject to our Terms and Conditions but there are No Hidden Extras.
  • Our guide to Unknown Costs and Limitations will give you an idea on what other possible costs or expenses to budget for outside the quote for the legal fees and known disbursements.

A solicitor you can trust – with you every step of the way

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I have make use of their services in 3 occasions and in all occassions it went very well. The last conveyancing, i must give to Mouzzam Yamin the title of ‘world’s fastest Solicitor to respond emails’. And Very attentive to details. Happy and recommend.

Remember if the process drags on, we will not hit you with additional charges.

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General Conveyancing Tips

There is always likely to be a mortgage loan to obtain and it should be noted that a lawyer cannot rely on a quick email by mortgage broker or anyone else. We must generally have sight of your official written mortgage offer in order that she may (i) ensure that you are getting the loan you need and be sure that you can comply with any conditions of the mortgage offer imposed in the mortgage terms.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of hidden costs, disbursements and VAT”. Disbursements are sums paid by conveyancing lawyers to third parties such as search fees and Land Registry fees and stamp duty. Double check when getting a estimate what disbursements apply to your transaction and query any disbursements that haven’t been mentioned by other firms. For example, Firm B might quote legal fees at £99 cheaper than Firm A, but what about that unusual ‘disbursement’ of £195 that Firm B is charging as an ‘expedition fee’? In truth it may not really be a disbursement at all, but might be a way of Firm B making their overall quote sound better by adding on their legal fees disguised as ‘disbursements’. Make sure that any quotes you download contain all costs, disbursements and VAT. Beware of quotes that look a lot cheaper than others – as the saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold property? If you own a freehold property it invariable means you own a house or bungalow and that includes the whole building and the land it stands on. As you own everything you are responsible for all expenses incurred to maintain the fabric of the building. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including Astwood Bank some houses are also leasehold. Leasehold means you effectively lease a property for a number of years – usually a very long period of 99, 125 or even 999 years. You may pay a small ground rent of a few hundred pounds to the freeholder each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the freeholder setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to pay jointly to the maintenance of the building in which the leasehold property is situated and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in Astwood Bank

Are you able to handle a mortgage with Santander in Astwood Bank? Yes we are on the mortgage Panel for this lender.

Are you able to oversee Lifetime ISAs? Yes we deal with Lifetime ISAs in Astwood Bank.

What is a first time buyer? The definition of a first time buyer may differ from your mortgage product when considering Stamp Duty . A first time buyer according to the Inland Revenue is an person who has never owned an interest in any residential property in the United Kingdom or anywhere else in the world and who intends to occupy the property as their main residence. If you chose “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” question on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

What Stamp Duty Land Tax if I am buying a buy to let in Astwood Bank? Buyers of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, will have to pay an extra 3% in on top of current rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax for each band for all property over £40,000. If you press “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” question on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a leasehold what additional disbursements can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the disbursements up front in our quote. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by landlords and management companies also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a landlords and management companies who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £650. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a flat in a retirement development what additional fees can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the expenses up front in our estimate. There are going to be two potential costs. First, the costs charged by landlords and managing agents will vary for providing information often in a pro forma response called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company broadly it is approximately £200 but is can be more in extreme cases. Second, the lease usually contains a clause for the selling to pay a fee to the freeholder based on a percentage of the market value which is often 1% although other formula may be used. The lease will need to be checked carefully.


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About Astwood Bank.

Astwood Bank is a village south of Redditch. The village is noted for its successful cricket team, who have twice played at Lords in the National Village Knock Out Final. The A441 Evesham Road is the main trunk road through Astwood Bank from Redditch. Astwood Bank has an annual carnival. The carnival has been a big part of the village for over 30 years.

Get In Touch We can start work on your matter today

You can complete the Instruct Us button on your quote and completed your contact details or call 01708 757575  and speak with Mark Sadler or email mbs@ker.co.uk and we will do the rest.


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