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Updated: 22/10/16

Local points of interest in Staffordshire

Stafford: access Castle and Bury Ring Iron Age Hill Fort Archaeological Site are around Staffordshire.

Staffordshire is nearby at around 1/2 mile of junction entry 13 Northbound of the M6.

Staffordshire's nearest airport is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport (19 miles). The closest station to Staffordshire is Stafford.

The most convenient hospital for Staffordshire is Rowley Hall Stafford.


We need a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Staffordshire. Will I get a quote or and estimate?


Several property lawyers advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional fees may inflate your final invoice. A quote for conveyancing in Staffordshire must also state any disbursements. Extra charges ought to be clearly defined. They only be applied if your lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


To complete on our purchase ASAP, can we ensure a fast conveyancing process?


It is well established that a fast conveyancing transaction is crucial to is to use a proactive solicitor. When selecting a solicitor, you should ask the following: What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase. Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?


What will the council tax cost for a residential Band B flat in Staffordshire?


The relevant band should as a rule be set out as part of the report on title along with the local council

Up-to-date rates for Staffordshire are published on the East Staffordshire local authority site. At the time of authoring (01 December 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £992.00
  • Band B - £1,157.00
  • Band C - £1,323.00
  • Band D - £1,488.00
  • Band E - £1,819.00
  • Band F - £2,149.00
  • Band G - £2,480.00
  • Band H - £2,976.00


What length of time should conveyancing generally require, on average? The house being transacted is also in the area.


For the majority of home movers, the amount of time required to buy or sell property will vary. This is influenced by numerous considerations which can include if the property being bought or sold is leasehold. Nationwide, the average is around ten weeks, whereas Homeward Legal will, wherever feasible, work towards a six-week timescale.


Will my Staffordshire property solicitor do personal or official searches on my home purchase?


Your lawyer will make a recommendation regarding the most appropriate type of search, depending on issues like building society requirements. If personal searches are used the conveyancing solicitor will try to find a search agent wit local experience like CS & R Ltd T/A Midland searches, 13 Cedar Drive, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 8QL Tel: 01827 702418 Fax: 01827 310148


Is it advisable that I get searches for chancel liability if I am purchasing a home close by a 17th Century vicarage in Staffordshire?


Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Staffordshire property likely to be affected. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. The solicitor acting on your behalf will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate.


How can I find if any of the Staffordshire conservation areas are in a deteriorating state?


The most recent account of the condition of conservation areas is logged by English Heritage. This information are available at their site- Alton and Farley registered as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Cheadle registered as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Leek registered as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Rugeley Town Centre registered as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Talbot Street / Lichfield Street registered as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Penkridge registered as very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating condition.


I am intending to buy in Staffordshire. How can we check if the property is in a conservation area?


Areas considered to be of architectural merit, like fishing villages, may be registered as conservation areas. Alton and Farley, Cheadle and Leek are among the conservation areas in Staffordshire. A lawyer will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works and provide more details for conservation areas in Staffordshire.