Frequently Asked Questions When It Comes to
Conveyancing in Birmingham
What is the population density of Birmingham?
As confirmed by the 2011 census, the population of Birmingham 1,904,658 spread over an area of 129,635 hectares (320,335 acres) meaning a density of
population of 14.7 people per hectare or 5.9 per acre.
What to look out for when you are looking for a Conveyancing Solicitor in Birmingham?
Various firms offer ‘the cheapest conveyancing’, but extra costs can soon add up. These costs are usually disguised as ‘Administration Costs’.
As per the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, any extra charges included in the terms should be clearly defined, and these should be explained
by your solicitor.
Unfortunately, however, since completion statements and bills are only supplied at the end of the transaction; for most clients it is now too late to dispute the bill since you would have already entered into a contractual agreement backed by a long list of additional fees hidden within their Terms of Business.
With Express Conveyancing, the Fees you are quoted at the onset of the transaction will remain as is; so long as your instruction remain the same (i.e. you have obtained a quote for a freehold property purchase when it is in fact a leasehold.
We have requested a quote from you. Will I be billed any extra costs when the move completes?
No Express Conveyancing never charge any additional fees than what you have been quoted.
However, you need to keep in mind that, if you are purchasing a leasehold property for example, there may be certain clauses within the lease burdening the property, which gives the freeholder’s or other parties, certain benefits of transfer costs in the form of Notice fees which will only be revealed towards the later part of the transaction.
These are unforeseen disbursements which your Conveyancing Solicitor or Property Lawyer will make you aware of as soon as these have been supplied to them by the sellers solicitors. Your legal fees will however remain the same.
There are two or more parties interested in purchasing the same property as us. How can we protect our self against being gazumped?
Gazumping arises when a house seller accepts the first purchaser’s offer and then dismisses it, opting for a second purchaser’s offer (generally a higher one).
This may happen weeks into a transaction. Since accepting an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is always the risk of gazumping. You should instruct a property lawyer or conveyancing solicitor who will act with speed.
Are you buying or selling a property in Birmingham? Contact us on 0800 799 9892 today to
find out how we can help with your conveyancing.