FAQs
We regularly answer a lot of questions. These are some of the ones asked most frequently

Our convenient fixed-fee quote calculator is just a click away. We offer you this information at the onset of your conveyancing process so that you can budget accordingly. Our No Sale No Fee service guarantees that if your conveyance transaction falls through, you will not be charged for any Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham legal fees. You would only be charged those third-party disbursements that pay out through the course of the transaction process.

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These two terms are frequently confused with one another. Here is the simple explanation:

Conveyancing is the legal transference of property ownership from one party to another. The conveyancing process includes the transfer of funds, research into the property in question as well as the land that it was built on. Factors such as subsidence or if the property is in an area that is prone to flooding are examined. Conveyancing looks at the big picture such as any new construction planned for the area and the effects the neighbourhood may experience as a result.

Surveying is the inspection of the physical structure aspects of the property itself. A surveyor will inspect the house, flat, and any outbuildings that you are purchasing to make sure that it is in as good a condition as it appears from the outside. Factors such as mould or cracks in the foundation are included in surveying.

Building insurance will need to be arranged prior to the Contract Exchange unless the Insurance is arranged by your mortgage lender or the property is a leasehold property with the insurance handled by the Lease Administrator. Following the Exchange of Contracts, the property will be your responsibility and you will be required to provide us with a copy of your Building Insurance before the actual Exchange of Contracts can occur.

Most mortgage providers will recommend a surveyor. If they don’t or if you aren’t using a mortgage provider, you can easily find a local surveyor in Birmingham. Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham also is in contact with both local and national surveyors that we can offer you a referral to.

You should instruct a conveyancer as soon as you decide that you are going to buy, sell, or remortgage your property. It is not necessary for you to wait until you have found a buyer for your home or made an offer on a different home. If you are hoping to expedite the conveyancing process, you can start any time by requesting a quote for a fixed-fee. You can get a quote within 30 seconds by clicking on the ‘Get a Quote’ button at the bottom of this page or contact us in our Manchester office. The sooner that you can start the conveyancing process, the sooner you will have the keys to your new home.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), Stamp Duty for short, is the tax on the purchase price of the land and the buildings involved in the sale. There are several differences in the charges for different sale prices. If you are buying a new Leasehold you quite possibly will be required to pay Stamp Duty on the rent. Your conveyancer will advise you of your budget expectations upon receipt of the contract paperwork.

You can visit the HMRC website to calculate your potential Stamp Duty.

Buying a house with the assistance of mortgage finance can commonly mean that the conveyancer from the buyer’s side is instructed by the lender to act for the seller simultaneously. For this to happen, the conveyancer who is acting on behalf of the buyer will need to be accepted on that mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel. While it is common for the same conveyancer to simultaneously act for both buyer and seller, it is not a requirement.

Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham has been accepted on the mortgage panel for the majority lenders. If we are not on a lender’s panel, please do not be concerned. We can still act on your behalf. If you need more information, please contact our Birmingham office.

If you require further information on mortgage panels, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Choosing Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham for your conveyancing needs should be an easy choice. It does not matter if you are buying, selling, or both. Our goal is always to make your conveyancing process go as quickly and efficiently as possible without sacrificing the quality of our services. It is our dedication to superior customer service that sets us apart from the competition.

Our specialty is conveyancing and we give you a direct line of contact to us from the very first contact. You will never have to go through a call centre just to speak to the conveyancer working on your case.

We use the most modern technology to help speed up the process whenever possible. We will also e-mail your documents via Adobe Sign so that you can sign at your convenience. We do everything we can to save you time and make things easier for you.

Our New App allows you to track your case 24/7 putting you in charge of your conveyancing.

You also have our solemn promise regarding our fixed fees. If your transaction doesn’t complete, you will not be charged a legal fee. We believe in transparent business practices and effective communication. You will know exactly what to expect from us at all times.

You will only need to visit our offices if you want to, and of course we would welcome you. Thanks to modern technology, the days of needing to take time away from your workday to visit your solicitor are in the past. Every step of the conveyancing process can be done remotely. Documents can be scanned and e-mailed or sent more traditionally through the post. We do whatever we can to make things easier for you. Thanks to modern technology, you can track your case remotely at your convenience without ever coming in to the office.

Of course, you are more than welcome to visit our Birmingham office in person if you would prefer. Some of our clients still prefer to do it this way. Thanks to technology, it is no longer a requirement.

Thanks to today’s technology you can choose the conveyancer who you are most comfortable with from anywhere across England. Most buyers today prefer to communicate through phone calls or e-mails rather than be bothered to make a trip to our offices. We cater to this preference of work situation because making our clients happy is our top priority.

Whether or not you are buying in Birmingham or anywhere across England or Wales, we will keep in continuous contact with you regarding the status of your conveyance. You can always phone us or send an e-mail whenever you want an update or have questions.

If you prefer to come see us in our Birmingham offices, we don’t hide and we would welcome your visit. We at Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham are real people with no need to hide behind a call centre.

This is probably the question that we are asked most frequently.

While we would love to tell you that every one of our cases is completed in record time, the truth is the timescale always relies on the actions of buyers, sellers, solicitors and mortgage lenders in the chain. It seems that they each tend to move at their own speed. While we cannot promise you that how quickly you will be able to move into your new house, we can promise that we will do absolutely everything we can to motivate the other players and expedite the process as much as possible.

We can also promise complete transparency through every stage of the conveyancing process and that we will do everything we can to accelerate the process wherever and whenever we can.

Please keep in mind that leasehold property transactions are more complicated and those transactions will always take longer than freehold property transactions. When there is a buying chain involved, the more people involved in the chain, the longer it will take to move through the process.

We use e-mail and online systems whenever possible to speed up the process. We always follow-up by phone as well.

We hold ourselves accountable to you at all times and we make the process as transparent as we can. Direct contact with your solicitor saves time as well as you can always call or e-mail to catch up on the latest information about your case.

We pride ourselves on our “No Sale, No Fee” service. This means that our fees are what you pay for our time. When you reach out to us to begin the conveyancing process, we advise you what the cost will be before you instruct us. If your transaction ends up taking longer, you won’t be required to pay extra, and if the worst happens and your transaction isn’t completed and you end up not buying or selling the intended property, you will be given a complete refund of those fees. We only ask that you use our services when you next choose to buy or sell a property.

We are completely transparent about our costs and our fees, especially when there are other costs involved in your conveyancing. This would include payments for searches that can vary depending on the choices you make and the property involved.

These types of costs are known as ‘disbursements.’ They are the costs that we pay to other companies. For example, you need to know if your property is on land that is prone to flooding or on land that is environmentally contaminated. If we funded these inspections on your behalf then they are non-refundable when the sale is complete. However, if the inspection finds something negative about the property you’re buying, then it could save you tens of thousands of pounds in the long run.

When you choose Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham, rest assured that your case will be assigned to an experienced and trustworthy conveyancer who will oversee all the details associated with your case and see to your every need. You will have direct contact from the day you submit instructions. You can ring them on their direct phone number or e-mail them whenever you need to. You can even post a letter if you prefer.

You will receive an e-mail with an invitation to track the details of your case on our new App. That way, from the moment you instruct us, you can begin tracking your case and checking details whenever it is convenient for you. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can even communicate directly with your conveyancer through the App. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional queries.

Conveyancing Solicitors Birmingham Team Members have extensive experience with the Help To Buy scheme and our firm has assisted several clients through it. If there are things that make your case unique, there is a good chance that we have encountered a similar case quite recently. If you would like to discuss the details of your conveyancing, send us a quick message requesting that we call you back.

We believe that open communication is important, and we make sure that contacting us is easy. We will give you the direct phone number and e-mail to your conveyancer so that you have direct access to them at all times. Your conveyancer will keep you consistently informed of any details about your case and will always be available to answer your questions. If you cannot reach your conveyancer, you can leave a message with a call back request, send them an e-mail, or simply send a message through our App.

We believe in total transparency when it comes to the state of your case. Therefore, we stay in contact as much as we can. You can receive e-mails and push notifications through our App. We will keep you updated in whatever manner you prefer. Ultimately, you are the one in charge of your conveyancing.

You can also contact us during our working day if you have questions or you can view your case through the online tracking tool that is a part of the new App.

Our office is open every day between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Instead of providing a call centre to answer questions outside of working hours, we give you the direct contact information of your conveyancer through our e-mail system. That way, if you are unable to call during office hours, you can always send an e-mail directly to your conveyancer whenever it is most convenient for you. You can also request that they call you at a specific time.

It is an unfortunate fact of life that things can occasionally go wrong during the conveyance process. If you have instructed us and the sale falls apart, you will not be required to pay our fees. This is the basis for our No Sale, No Fee guarantee that is one of the cornerstones of our company. You will only have to take care of those costs that we have paid out to other contractors for costs including searches and surveys.

When you are ready to buy, sell, or remortgage, we are ready to help

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