By Frances Traynor
18th October 2017
"Teamwork is the key to a smoother move."
Are you planning to release equity from your home? Or are you buying or selling a property? Then you should instruct a property lawyer to complete the legal work.
The solicitors on Homeward Legal's panel have years of conveyancing experience in Shrewsbury and throughout Shropshire. Our speed-driven, pragmatic approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Conveyancing solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.
If your Shropshire move does not complete we do not charge you any solicitors fees.
Using local conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you along every step of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Shrewsbury is served by the A5, A49 and A458. By rail: The nearest train station is Shrewsbury. By air: The nearest airports to Shrewsbury are Chester Air Link (46 miles), and Birmingham Airport (58 miles).
Hospital: Royal Shrewsbury, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XQ. Council: Shropshire Council (www.shropshire.gov.uk).
Attractions: Shrewsbury Regimental Museum, Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury Castle, The Quantum Leap, and Dingle Gardens.Q.
Instructing a proactive property lawyer is crucial to speedier conveyancing. When selecting your lawyer, you should also consider the following:
Homeward Legal provides these and more. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote reinforced with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
Flood searches conducted by your conveyancer are indeed part of the standard conveyancing package. But, should the level of risk be deemed significant, your lawyer will also order the far more specialist flood search. It may be prudent to also chat to a local resident to allay your concerns further. Or you could call on a local Shropshire flood-damage business, such as: D & G Richards Ltd., Burntcroft House, Annscroft, Shrewsbury, SY5 8AN (Tel: 01743 860044).Q.
The charges for the conveyancing searches can vary significantly, depending on which particular ones are ordered and the depth to which they are taken. They are disbursements paid to a third party and charged to you at cost. Homeward Legal’s quotes make the distinction between solicitor’s fees and disbursements very clear, so you know how much your final legal bill will be. Contact our expert team on 0800 038 6699 for more information and to get a fixed-fee quote.Q.
Most lenders in Shrewsbury are on our Shrewsbury solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers in the town and its environs include:
Council tax rates and the banding are controlled by the civic authority (for Shrewsbury that’s Shropshire Council). When you appoint your conveyancer, one of the standard tasks is to contact the council and confirm the tax band and associated rate that you will be charged. The latest tax rates can be found on the council’s website (see the public service information section at the top of these FAQs for a link). The rates for the 2016/2017 tax year were:
Retrieved 2 March 2017Q.
Over the last few years, some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved solicitor panel, resulting in increased legal costs for buyers if their chosen solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of many lenders in the UK, so you won’t have to pick up your lender’s legal costs. Use our online quote calculator, or call us on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote reinforced with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
There’s nothing stopping you using the solicitor suggested by your estate agent but neither is it a legal necessity. Such referrals need to be considered carefully, as an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.Q.
Gazumping occurs when a seller agrees to one buyer's offer, only to refuse it in favour of a greater offer. It is a rather unpalatable fact of house-moving life that the risk of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. However, instructing a conveyancing solicitor as early as possible to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping. Use our online quote calculator or call Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 for your guaranteed ‘No Move, No Fee’, fixed-fee quote.Q.
There are laws in place to curtail soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Shrewsbury is more likely to occur near ex-industrial sites or ex-landfills. Data on other contaminants, like organohalides, will also be included in an environmental search.Q.
Over the last two years, some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, resulting in increased legal costs for buyers if their chosen solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of many lenders in the UK.Q.
Homeward Legal firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation. Such schemes are expensive and unreliable.Q.
There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't carry out the greater majority of the legal process without the help of a trained conveyancer in Shrewsbury.
In reality however, a solicitor carries out a large number of exercises including chasing retention releases and apportioning ground rents which are more safely handled with appropriate the relevant training. Critically DIY conveyancers take huge risks in operating without relevant insurance cover which solicitors must carry.Q.
With 9300 such areas listed in England, the areas in or near Shrewsbury include numerous conservation areas. Your conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further and discuss the relevant responsibilities, regarding specific conservation areas in Shrewsbury.Q.
The Stamp Duty you must pay will depend on the house or flat's value. It will be £1650 on a £165000 property.Q.
The conveyancing process can endure stressful setbacks even where there is no chain. Some causes are beyond a solicitor's influence. Homeward Legal endeavour to minimise their burden where it is possible to do so by pushing all parties involved. Reasons for delay can include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.