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Conveyancing in Malvern Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Malvern services information and addresses ;

Malvern's nearest airport is Defford Airport (disused) Airport (8 miles). Gloucester Airport is 17 miles and away and Great Malvern train station is about 1 mile from Malvern.

Malvern is the neighbouring hospital to Malvern.


How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I need a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Malvern.


Many firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However extra fees will be included in the small print. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on the conveyancing quote


Which local authority is responsible for Malvern?


Malvern is located in Herefordshire Council, Brockington, 35 Hafod Road, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 1SH, contact: 01432 260 002


There are an abundance of very helpful guidebooks about doing the legal work yourself for example Which? Guide to Doing Your Own Conveyancing . Do we necessarily have to use conveyancer in Malvern ?


It is certainly possible to handle the legal work unaided.

In reality however, a lawyer in Malvern takes care of a large array of assignments including chasing notices/share certificates and registering the new title owner most of which require a qualified solicitor. However firms and their solicitors are duty bound to have acceptable cover that protects you from any professional omissions on the part of the solicitor.


What will a Malvern property solicitor advise if the property I hope to buy is in a Malvern Hills conservation area which has an un-consented dormer windows fitted?

Malvern Hills planning authority searches carried out by a property lawyer during the conveyancing process should see if the property is within a conservation area and any evidence of planning authority consent for additions to the property will be asked for.


What is the council tax on a period converted Band E home in Malvern?


The relevant band will in most cases be reported as part of the report on title along with the local council Correct rates for properties in Malvern are set out at the Malvern Hills local authority site. On (21 February 2013) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £986.00
  • Band B - £1,151.00
  • Band C - £1,315.00
  • Band D - £1,480.00
  • Band E - £1,808.00
  • Band F - £2,137.00
  • Band G - £2,466.00
  • Band H - £2,959.00


What local factors can contaminate land in Malvern, and are they properly investigated?


Malvern property may have been contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues, such as other land contamination or shallow mining. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.


In a few months we are hoping to be moving out of our detached building in Malvern to a property in Kidderminster . What is the optimum stage to appoint a home removal firm?


Your solicitor would usually advocate that sellers put off arranging removals until such time as contracts have exchanged because commonly a final move date wont have been agreed.

For a local firm Britannia Bennetts, Britannia Way, Malvern, WR14 1GZ Tel: 01684 892236.


Do you advise that we get searches for chancel liability? I am purchasing a property in Malvern.


Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Malvern Church council. Terms used in a property's name, like 'glebe', may indicate chancel liability. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church of England properties in the local area which may give rise to chancel liability include Christ Church, Malvern, Holy Trinity, Sherrards Green St Mary the Virgin and St Andrew.