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Conveyancing Solicitors Edgbaston

In-Deed is a national panel of property lawyers delivering high quality conveyancing to buyers and sellers in Edgbaston. In-Deed's solicitor fee guarantee means there will be no hidden costs in our terms and conditions. Birmingham and the Black Country has a number of solicitors, however we think that no other firm can exceed us on speed and communication.

House Prices in Edgbaston

West Midlands House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
120 115 113 115

Property values have risen in the West Midlands over the last four years. In October 2013, the Land Registry reported homes bought averaging £115, 232, a change of £1, 801 compared to 2012.

Character homes in the Barnsley Road, Lee Crescent, Ryland Road and St Augustines conservation areas are more desirable and go for a 5-10 percent price.

Property prices are predicted to continue increasing throughout this year. Possible reasons for the promising housing market include Help to Buy and Funding for Lending initiatives. Experts are recognising the signs of a bubble, with a slowdown expected within 24-36 months.

Recent property transactions

  • Leasehold Purchase - Apartment Mason Way, Birmingham, B15, £81, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Ryland Street, Birmingham, B15, £79, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Longleat Avenue, Birmingham, B15, £175, 250
  • Apartment Sale - Granville Square, Edgbaston, B15, £66, 000

Conveyancing Fees In Edgbaston

All too commonly lawyers hide fees for things that are part of a standard conveyancing transaction in their T's and C's. In some cases these added extras are knowable from the beginning of the legal matter.

These can include added legal costs for representing a lender or filling in an SDLT form. Our approach is to provide you with a fixed fee conveyancing quote before you instruct for your Edgbaston purchase or sale.

Read about our fixed fee promise.

Comparing Edgbaston solicitor conveyancing quotes

Properly comparing conveyancing quotes from Edgbaston solicitors is difficult. The following is a practical list of which helps you understand the things to search for in the solicitors terms when you check for any hidden additional fees for example indemnity insurance arrangement fee .

Edgbaston Local Authority

Edgbaston is in Birmingham City Council (Labour controlled). Council tax bands for 2013\2014 are: Band A - £841, Band B - £981, Band C - £1, 121, Band D - £1, 261, Band E - £1, 542, Band F - £1, 822, Band G - £2, 102, Band H - £2, 522.

The Edgbaston area

Local Edgbaston amenities include Windmill Bakery, National Halal Centre butchers At 6Th Floor 75 Harborne Rd and a Sainsburys Local In Brindley Place. Popular drinking spots in the area include the White Swan, the City Tavern 1 mile in Birmingham and the Selly Park Tavern. Edgbaston is noted for Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Blakesley Hall.

The conveyancing procedure explained

Getting a solicitor's quote

Before the legal process will start, a solicitor will need to be chosen.

Appointing a solicitor

At the point you have decided which company you want to do the legals on your Edgbaston sale or purchase you will have to appoint them. Allocate time to always read in full any terms for any additional fees such as costs for acting on a leasehold purchase .

Pre-contract stage

Enquires are made, such as investigating disputes. Additionally the draft contract itself will be drawn up by the seller's solicitor. The final version is agreed by the buyer's and seller's conveyancing solicitors, and initial dates may be set for exchange and completion.

Edgbaston searches

Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the four standard searches. These review a range of issues, including compulsory purchase orders. Further non-standard searches for houses in Edgbaston could include a Limestone Search.

Exchanging contracts

Contracts are exchanged, and the purchaser pays the agreed deposit (usually 10% of the sale price).

Completion

Any remaining money due is delivered to the seller's conveyancer, and the buyer collects keys to the property.

After Completion Details

Once you have moved, your conveyancer will still have certain formalities to undertake e.g. redeeming the mortgage (on a sale).

Help to Buy in Edgbaston

To qualify for Help to Buy, the property being bought will need to be not Buy to Let, and the mortgage must be repayment (not interest-only). £600, 000 is the highest property value available under the scheme.

If you would like additional information on Help to Buy, get in touch with the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent.

Edgbaston remortgage solicitors

In-Deed's expert home moving lawyers can assist anyone remortgaging a Edgbaston property. Our Lawyers prompt approach often means speedy processes which may save you a payment at your older higher rate.

Online Conveyancing

It is easier than ever for home movers to review the progress of their conveyancing, with online conveyancing tools including casetracking and SMS updates at their disposal.

The key to a faster, easier move is instructing a fast and efficient solicitor. Working with In-Deed, buyers and sellers have the benefit of both online conveyancing and the advice of a dedicated property lawyer.