Find out more about conveyancing in Herefordshire
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Herefordshire, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Herefordshire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.
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Conveyancing in Herefordshire: A mover's guide
Rolling hills and river valleys combine to make Herefordshire one of England's most picturesque and desirable counties.
Located close to the Welsh border, this historic county is within easy reach of bigger conurbations but offers a genuine feeling of being far from the madding crowds.
Keen on a move to the west of England? Read on for more details about moving home and conveyancing in Herefordshire.
What does conveyancing in Herefordshire involve?
Conveyancing is the term used for all the paperwork and legal formalities that are part of the process of buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property. For example, if you are buying a property in Herefordshire, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Herefordshire conveyancing solicitors are all fully qualified professionals ready to get to work on your behalf. You can read more here on all Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.
How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Herefordshire?
Get a quote for conveyancing in Herefordshire in minutes using our online quote builder. Choose your required transaction and add some details about yourself as well as the property involved. You can talk through the quote by arranging a callback at a time that's convenient to you or call our team on . We're open seven days with late nights Monday to Friday.
Why should I choose a Herefordshire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
Anyone who is buying, selling or remortgaging a home might find the idea of conveyancing stressful. Homeward Legal aims to ensure your Herefordshire conveyancing goes as smoothly as possible. Choose us because:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Herefordshire will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- We offer no-completion protection, so you don't pay legal fees if your move fails to complete for any reason.
- We only work with fully qualified professionals regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
- We never use unnecessary legal jargon.
- The hundreds of positive reviews Homeward Legal has received on Trustpilot show our high customer satisfaction rating.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Herefordshire cost?
All conveyancing transactions are unique, so the final bill depends on factors such as the value of the property and whether it is freehold or leasehold. A Herefordshire conveyancing bill for a property purchase will include solicitors' fees, surveyor costs, Stamp Duty Land Tax***, Land Registry fees, searches and bank transfer charges. Our guide to average conveyancing fees will let you gauge the costs involved in conveyancing for a Herefordshire sale or purchase.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Herefordshire's best home-mover destinations?
The county town of Hereford boasts both a cathedral and historic winding streets, while the bustling market that still specialises in selling the cattle that bears the county name is thriving in its new location close to a regenerated city centre.
Market towns such as Leominster and Kington offer a variety of property, from Georgian townhouses to modern family homes. Other popular locations are Ross-on-Wye with its stunning river views and Bromyard in the Frome valley.
How much does an average property cost in Herefordshire?
House prices can be steep in Herefordshire, depending on which part of the county you're keen on. Much of the appeal is its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Wye Valley and Malvern Hills. The most recent sold property price data from the Land Registry puts the average property price for the county at £249,104.
Is conveyancing in Herefordshire slower when buying a leasehold property?
When buying a property in England, the tenure will either be freehold or leasehold. Leasehold means only owning the property and leasing the land it stands on for a specific period. A lease will run for decades or even centuries, but issues arise when the lease gets close to an end. Conveyancing for leasehold property in Herefordshire may take longer because a solicitor must request a leasehold pack from the freeholder (landowner). Matters may be complicated further if the lease is close to expiry. Our detailed guide to buying leasehold tells you more. When you instruct a Herefordshire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal, they make the necessary enquiries for buying leasehold.
Which council has control of schooling in Herefordshire?
Herefordshire Council is the unitary authority responsible for state education in the county. There are also several independent and academy schools locally. Find out the Ofsted ranking of your chosen school on the government schools comparison website.
Is there increased flood risk in Herefordshire?
Most areas of England now have an elevated risk of flooding thanks to heavier rainfall and unexpected flash flooding events. Low-lying land near the likes of the River Frome and Upper Teme are particularly susceptible. With the rivers Severn, Avon and Wye also flowing through Herefordshire, it pays to stay fully informed of any flood risks. For your property purchase, a Herefordshire conveyancing solicitor will instruct a flood-risk search. The Environment Agency's guide to flood risk is a helpful resource for home buyers, too.
What searches do I need for Herefordshire conveyancing?
A Herefordshire conveyancing solicitor will conduct a series of searches to complete your transaction. We've prepared a helpful guide. The following searches may be particularly relevant to Herefordshire conveyancing:
- Mining search: Mining may be ancient history in Herefordshire, but the old mining shafts and tunnels remain. This search identifies those old mine workings.
- Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, such as Much Marcle and Ross-on-Wye.
- Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution.
- Chancel repair liability search: A historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to the Church of England parish church.
Did you know?
The Bulmer factory in Hereford is the largest cider-making factory in the world and has the world's biggest vat, holding 15 million gallons of the popular drink.
Hereford cattle were the first English cattle to be recognised as a breed, the lineage starting with just one bull calf and two cows in 1742. Today there are around five million pedigree Herefords around the world.
Making Herefordshire conveyancing easy
We are here to make your Herefordshire conveyancing journey problem-free and cost-effective. Get an instant online quote or talk directly to Homeward Legal's team on about conveyancing for a property purchase or sale, remortgaging a current home or a transfer of equity. We're open seven days with late nights Monday to Friday and are always happy to call you back at a time that suits.
Towns and districts within this county include:
Bromyard, Colwall, Goodrich, Hereford, Leominster, Symonds-Yat