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Moving to Birmingham? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

When it comes to hiring a conveyancer for your Birmingham move, Compare My Move can connect you with up to 5 trusted conveyancing solicitors, saving you up to 70% on your conveyancing fees.

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When it comes to buying a property in Birmingham, finding the right conveyancer for you is essential. Your conveyancer will arrange the legal side of your property purchase and organise essential searches on the property and surrounding area. These searches will review issues including flood risk, ground stability, contaminated land and other factors which could have an impact on your future Birmingham home.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Birmingham

    Our research shows that the average conveyancing costs in Birmingham are £1,320 when buying and £1,270 when selling. We also found that it takes approximately 146 days to complete the conveyancing process in Birmingham. 

    The city has 35 miles of canals which can contribute to flood risks in the area. We also found that Birmingham and the surrounding area had high levels of subsidence. 

    Why Hire a Birmingham Conveyancer?

    According to the UK House Price Index, there were 11,372 sales of existing properties in Birmingham over the last year and 425 new build sales. Detached properties saw the biggest yearly difference in price, increasing by 10.1% in April 2022 alone.

    There are a variety of steps involved in the conveyancing process, meaning the length of time it takes will vary depending on the difficulty of the case. To ensure a more efficient process, you should instruct your conveyancer as soon as an offer has been accepted. The stages of the conveyancing process include:

    • Offer has been agreed
    • Conveyancing searches ordered (if buying)
    • Liaise with mortgage lender to finalise
    • Agree on the completion date
    • Check the contract and raise pre-contract enquiries
    • Exchange contracts
    • Completion day
    • Pay any Stamp Duty

    Additional steps may be added if you’re buying or selling a leasehold or Help to Buy property.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Birmingham?

    As the average house price in Birmingham is £231,435, the average conveyancing fees for selling a freehold property is £1,270 and £1,420 for a leasehold property. When buying a freehold property in Birmingham, the average conveyancing cost is £1,320 and £1,490 for a leasehold property.

    Your conveyancing costs will vary, but they're typically based on the value of the property you're buying or selling. Factors such as the specific location and the difficulty of your case will also affect the final costs involved.

    The cost will be made up of the conveyancer’s legal fee and the relevant conveyancing disbursements. If you're buying, this will include Land Registry fees and property searches. According to the Birmingham Council Website, the cost of a full local authority search is £111.40 inc VAT.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Birmingham?

    Our research discovered that the conveyancing process takes approximately 146 days in Birmingham. The entire buying and selling process from the initial listing to completion takes 253 days, according to data from Get Agent. This means over half of the timescale is taken up by the conveyancing process. Despite this fact, the conveyancing process in Birmingham is 10 days shorter than the national average of 156 days.

    Conveyancing in the city will take even longer if you're buying or selling a leasehold property. This is because transactions including this type of property will often require additional paperwork and thus include a bigger workload for your solicitor.

    In the UK, conveyancing takes an average of 8-12 weeks to complete, but this timescale can vary depending on the difficulty of the case. Your location and chosen conveyancer will also affect the length of time.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Birmingham?

    One of the responsibilities your conveyancer will take on is arranging the conveyancing searches. These are made up of a Local Authority search, an Environmental search and a Water and Drainage search. The results of these will reveal any risks of flooding, subsidence, ground instability and radon gas.

    According to the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Birmingham, flash floods are most commonly experienced due to the nature of the landscape. It's geographical and topographical characteristics makes the area susceptible to various types of flooding from surface and groundwater, reservoirs and canals.

    Birmingham also has a high level of subsidence-related issues. Subsidence is a relatively common problem across the UK due to the clay-heavy soil. It's vital you review the ground stability risks when purchasing a property as subsidence can make a property dangerous and lower it's value.

    Data taken from Birmingham City Council's Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and Geobear's Subsidence Map

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