Conveyancing in Kings Heath

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Conveyancing Solicitors Kings Heath

In-Deed is a nationwide company offering first-rate conveyancing to residential property-buyers and -sellers in Kings Heath and throughout Birmingham and the Midlands. In-Deed's solicitors work on a ‘no completion, no fee’ promise, so you will only pay legal fees when your sale or purchase completes. The West Midlands has a large choice of conveyancing solicitors; however, we think that no other firm comes close to us on service.

To find out more, why not try our online quote calculator, or call us on 0800 038 6886 to talk to one of our advisers?

Living in Kings Heath

Kings Heath is a suburb to the south of England’s second-largest city, Birmingham, and the Moseley and Kings Heath ward has a population of almost 26,000. An 18th-century village, Kings Heath is probably best known in popular culture for being the site of the first gig performed by local band UB40.

Drinking spots in the area include the Goose at Kings Heath, the Hare and Hounds, and the Station. For essentials, local shopping includes Johnstans Butchers. The Kings Heath Farmers Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month at the junction of Vicarage Road and Kings Heath High Street.

Some points of interest around Kings Heath are Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, and Cadbury World, all of which are on Kings Heath’s doorstep.

Local Council for Kings Heath

Kings Heath comes under Birmingham City Council (Labour-controlled since the 2016 local government elections). Council tax bands for the 2017/2018 tax year are as follows:

  • Band A - £958.96
  • Band B - £1,118.79
  • Band C - £1,278.62
  • Band D - £1,438.45
  • Band E - £1,758.11
  • Band F - £2,077.76
  • Band G - £2,397.41
  • Band H - £2,876.90

Information retrieved on 10 August 2017 from the Birmingham City Council website.

Kings Heath remortgage solicitors

Our team of conveyancing solicitors manage many hundreds of remortgage conveyancing transactions in Birmingham every month. Our specialist team has built state-of-the-art systems allowing our solicitors to provide a rapid but highly individual service, making us absolutely the best choice for your remortgaging needs.

Give us a call on 0800 038 6886 to talk to one of our advisers about your plans.

Online Conveyancing

Automated updates and case-tracking are two of the many benefits of conveyancing online, but, important though those are to make the process slicker, in reality, a key part of a stress-free process is instructing a fast, communicative and efficient solicitor. With our conveyancing solicitors at In-Deed, you receive the benefit of both modern conveyancing developments and the advice of a dedicated property lawyer.

Why not give a member of our team of advisers a call on 0800 038 6886 to discuss your conveyancing needs and to get your free quote.

Conveyancing solicitor’s fees in Kings Heath

At In-Deed, we give you a fixed quote for your Kings Heath transaction.

Far too many property lawyers place additional charges in the terms of engagement of their quote or estimate. Fees to watch out for include costs for arranging a bankruptcy search, or for file storage, which should be clearly stated as part of the quote.

Tips for comparing Kings Heath conveyancing solicitor quotes

Trying to compare conveyancing quotes from solicitors in Kings Heath can be quite tricky. Have a look at our valuable guide that helps you understand the things to look out for in the small print when searching for any extra costs , like an indemnity insurance arrangement fee.

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The conveyancing process in Kings Heath

Getting a quote for the conveyancingGoing with the estate agent’s preference is often not cost-effective, because they will push the solicitor who gives the highest referral fee, and many home-movers go online to find a better legal professional. Focus on quotes that have ‘no sale, no fee’ protection, but ensure that you check the terms for any additional fees that might be lurking there.

Instructing a solicitorAt the point you have worked out which property lawyer you would like to do the legal formalities for your Kings Heath sale or purchase, it will be necessary to appoint them. Take care to scrutinise in detail their terms of engagement for any of the aforementioned extra charges (for instance, costs for acting on a leasehold purchase).

Post-instructionEnquiries are undertaken, including investigating any disputes, and the draft contract itself will be prepared by the seller’s solicitor. By this stage in the conveyancing process, the purchaser will be in receipt of the confirmation of the mortgage from their lender.

Searches in Kings HeathChancel Liability, Local Authority, Environmental, and Drainage and Water are the four standard searches generally expected by lenders, and they cover numerous factors including changes near the property, such as planning permission for a school. In addition, your conveyancing solicitor may also advise on possible further searches, but they will advise you of these and the associated charges at the time.

Exchange of contractsAfter the buyer’s mortgage offer is in place, the terms are agreed, and the deposit is ready, contracts are exchanged. Both sides are now legally obligated to complete the sale and purchase.

CompletionThe balance of the purchase price is paid to the seller’s lawyer, and the buyer can collect the keys to their new house, along with the title deeds.

Kings Heath Property Price Data

Kings Heath House Prices (in £1,000s)
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In the last few years, house values in Kings Heath have risen, recovering well from the house market crash of 2007. In 2016, house prices rose 21% from the registered average just prior to the crash, and 9% up on the previous year. In that year, too, the average price for flats and apartments was £102,340, while semi-detached properties averaged £220,975.

House data provided by The Land Registry © 2017.

The general expert opinion is that property prices in the UK are likely to continue to rise in the next few years, although an uncertain financial future following Britain leaving the EU may have a subduing effect. Potential reasons for the increase in sales include the extended ‘Help to Buy’ scheme and the ‘Funding for Lending’ scheme.

Kings Heath ‘Help to Buy’ Conveyancing

The ‘Help to Buy’ scheme is designed to assist home-movers who have saved at least a 5% deposit. £600,000 is the highest property value available under the scheme (generally in England, although some large cities and Wales have different caps on the property price).

For further information, contact the Money Advice Service, or your local ‘Help to Buy’ agent.