Find out more about conveyancing in Shropshire

If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Shropshire, 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 Shropshire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.

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Conveyancing in Shropshire: A mover's guide

An idyllic rural county set in beautiful countryside, Shropshire is one of England's most charming areas to live in.

Picturesque towns and villages wear the county's historic heart well, with Tudor architecture and old coaching inns a striking feature.

Sold on Shropshire? Read on for all you need to know about a home move and conveyancing in Shropshire.

What does conveyancing in Shropshire involve?

Conveyancing is the term used for the process of buying and selling property, including all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Shropshire, they will get to work immediately on your behalf. For buyers, this will include requesting searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works only with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Shropshire. Read about our expansive conveyancing services here.

How do I get a quote conveyancing in Shropshire?

Or online quote builder will give you an on-screen quote for conveyancing in Shropshire in minutes. Simply provide some information about your transaction, about you and the property. You can call our team seven days a week on . Or, if you prefer, ask for a callback at a more convenient time.

How much does conveyancing cost in Shropshire?

No one price fits all for conveyancing in Shropshire. As each transaction is unique, the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved. A Shropshire conveyancing transaction for a property purchase will include solicitors' and Land Registry fees and costs for a surveyor and Stamp Duty Land Tax***. The final bill will also include fees for property searches and bank transfers. Our guide to average conveyancing fees will explain more about conveyancing costs in Shropshire.

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 Shropshire's best home-mover destinations?

Just this year Shropshire's county town of Shrewsbury was named in the Sunday Times' Best Places to Live in the UK. The judges praised its “good, old-fashioned local price” and the well-kept open spaces in the town, which features a range of Georgian and Victorian properties.

Other popular spots for home movers in Shropshire are Ludlow and Wellington, both of which have prominent areas with period homes and characterful properties. Similar homes can be found in Newport, which also has a range of new developments for those looking for something more modern, while Telford is a new town with lots of modern family homes.

As a landlocked county, Shropshire has lots of small villages and hamlets to choose form, including Cardington, Cleehill and Myddle.

How much does an average property cost in Shropshire?

Shropshire's easy access to the Midlands, south-west and north-west makes it an appealing destination for commuters, so property prices are higher than in some neighbouring counties. According to the most recent data from the Land Registry on sold property prices, the average home in Shropshire costs £220,951. That compares to an English average of £256,109. The most affordable homes in the county are in Telford where the average home sells for £172,685.

Is conveyancing in Shropshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

Conveyancing for a leasehold home can occasionally be slower than for a freehold property. This is because the land in a leasehold property is not owned by the homeowner but by the freeholder (landowner). When buying leasehold, it's important for a buyer to ensure they know exactly how long the lease has left to run and how long they are entitled to remain in their property. Your Shropshire conveyancing solicitor will ask the freeholder for a leasehold information pack when starting the process. Any delay in responding to this request may hold up the transaction, which cannot complete without this crucial information. You can find out more about buying leasehold in our informative guide.

Which council has control of schooling in Shropshire?

There are two local authorities with responsibility for state education in Shropshire: Shropshire County Council and Telford and Wrekin Borough Council. There are also many independent and academy schools to choose from in the county. You can find out the Ofsted ranking of your chosen school in the government school comparison website.

Is there an increased flood risk for property in Shropshire?

In common with much of England, Shropshire has experienced more flood events in recent years because of heavier rainfall and an increase in the number of storms. Surface water and river flooding may be an issue. When buying a home, ask your Shropshire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search. There are also useful resources at the Environment Agency's guide to flood risk across England.

What searches do I need for Shropshire conveyancing?

Your Shropshire conveyancing solicitor will talk you through the essential property searches for your transaction. Some of the most important are:

  • Mining search: Historic mining industry in Shropshire means this search is vital for revealing the presence of old mine shafts and tunnels.
  • Local authority search: Important for planning and information on conservation areas, including the Severn Gorge and Market Drayton.
  • Environmental search: Reveals details of contaminated land and pollution, often on former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic relating to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England.

Did you know?

The Flaxmill Maltings in Shrewsbury was the world's first iron-framed building and a prototype for today's skyscrapers. Built in 1797, the Maltings is considered one of the most important buildings of the industrial revolution. Derelict since the flax mill closed in 1987, Historic England has been leading a restoration project on the site since 2005.

Shropshire's most famous son is Charles Darwin. The naturalist was born in Shrewsbury in 1809. His book, The Origin of the Species, is considered one of the greatest contributions to science and the theory of evolution.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Shropshire, conveyancing can seem complicated. Here at Homeward Legal, we ensure your conveyancing is simple and effective every time. Get a quote online or call us on . You can also request a callback at a time that suits you.

Towns and districts within this county include:

Albrighton, Baschurch, Bishops-Castle, Bridgnorth, Broseley, Church-Stretton, Claverley, Cleobury-Mortimer, Clun, Craven-Arms, Ellesmere, Ironbridge, Leegomery, Ludlow, Madeley, Market-Drayton, Much-Wenlock, Muxton, Oswestry, Priorslee, Shawbury, Shifnal, Shrewsbury, Telford, Wem, Woore