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Top reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Handsworth

  • 1 The Handsworth conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Handsworth
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative on-line conveyancers say it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the pot.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Handsworth is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Experience means that Handsworth property lawyer have established very good links with Handsworth local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Handsworth.
  • 5 Handsworth property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Handsworth conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Handsworth since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Handsworth

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Handsworth. Is there a reason why all Handsworth conveyancers aren't included on all mortgage company panels?

As inequitable as it may appear for mortgage companies to limit who can represent them, from the public’s or lawyer’s perspective, the the contrary view is that lenders are becoming ever more anxious and consider it crucial to protect them from illegal activities. As a consequence of this concern banks have reduced their conveyancing panel to a manageable size.

Last April we completed a house move in Handsworth. We have noticed several issues with the house which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? What searches should? have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Handsworth?

It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Handsworth. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken during the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, the vendor answers a questionnaire referred to as a SPIF. answers is incorrect, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Handsworth.

Should our solicitor be making enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Handsworth.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Handsworth. There are those who buy a house in Handsworth, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that can be undertaken by the buyer or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Handsworth. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the vendor to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser could commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading response. The buyer’s conveyancers may also order an environmental report. This will indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be conducted.

How does conveyancing in Handsworth differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Handsworth contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because new home sellers in Handsworth usually purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Handsworth or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Handsworth prior to instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to grant a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Handsworth. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two maisonettes in Handsworth both have in the region of fifty years remaining on the leases. Will this present a problem?

A lease is a right to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the value of the lease deteriorates and it becomes more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is generally wise to extend the lease term. Sometimes it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field.

I bought a ground floor flat in Handsworth, conveyancing having been completed November 2009. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable flats in Handsworth with an extended lease are worth £176,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease finishes on 21st October 2074

With 50 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £31,400 and £36,200 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Handsworth regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Handsworth but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Equity Solicitors, 92 Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9HA
  • Harbans Singh & Co, 391 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9SF
  • Steel & Clunis, 30 Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9EP
  • Bassi Solicitors Limited, 220 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9LR
  • Toussaints, First Floor, 150 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9LN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Handsworth

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Handsworth practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Crown Gate Law Solicitors, 203 Soho Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9SX
  • Saints Solicitors Llp, 45 Villa Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 1BH
  • Public Interest Lawyers Limited, 8 Hylton Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6HN
  • Dominion Solicitors Llp, 6 Hockley Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 5AA
  • Garg Solicitors Ltd, Unit 14 T S Centre, Brewary Street, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 7RA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Handsworth regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Handsworth but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Midland Property Lawyers Ltd, 419 Bearwood Road, B66 4DF
  • Seymour Luke Limited, 22 Islington Row Middleway, B15 1LD
  • Go Convey Limited, 306a Queslett Road, B43 7EX
  • Kapasi & Co, 1st Floor, B69 4DT
  • John Wilson & Co, 31 Raddlebarn Road, B29 6HH

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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