Staffordshire Conveyancing Solicitor Quote
0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee, and are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you have.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Staffordshire Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Staffordshire -

By road: Staffordshire is served by the M1, M6, M42, M54, A5, A34, A38, A51, A515 and A518. By rail: The largest train stations in Staffordshire are: Burton-upon-Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Penkridge, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Tamworth, and Uttoxeter. By air: Using the county town of Staffordshire as representative, Stafford is closest to Birmingham Airport (39 miles), East Midlands Airport (43 miles), and Manchester Airport (49 miles).

Hospitals (representative): County, Weston Road, Stafford, ST16 3SA St. George’s, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3AG Royal Stoke University, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 6QG Cheadle, Royal Walk, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 1NS Queen’s, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 0RB Cannock Chase, Brunswick Road, Cannock, WS11 5XY

Council: Staffordshire County (www.staffordshire.gov.uk).

Attractions: Alton Towers, Moseley Old Hall, Trentham Monkey Forest, Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Apedale Heritage Centre, Stafford Castle, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Letocetum, Trentham Estate, Rudyard Lake, Biddulph Grange, Ancient High House, Shugborough Hall, The Roaches, National Memorial Arboretum, Tutbury Castle, Lichfield Cathedral, and the Peak District.

Q.

How early do I need to arrange a conveyancer to act on our purchase in Staffordshire?

Generally speaking, the earlier, the better, as the legal work can begin straight away. If you are selling, you will be at an advantage, because the seller’s pack can be created in advance; if you’re buying, you will have your solicitor’s details to hand when you make the offer. Instructing your solicitor sooner can reduce the likelihood of the sale or purchase aborting. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699. All our quotes are backed up with a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.

Q.

Will my Staffordshire 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 such as building society requirements, if you are purchasing with the help of a mortgage. If personal searches are used, the conveyancing solicitor will try to find a search agent with local experience, such as CS & R Ltd., Property Search Group, 13 Cedar Drive, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 8QL

Q.

What length of time should conveyancing generally require, on average? The house being transacted is also in the Staffordshire 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, including whether the property being bought or sold is leasehold, or if there are contentious issues regarding legal ownership. Nationwide, the average for conveyancing is around ten weeks, whereas Homeward Legal will, wherever feasible, work towards a maximum six-week timescale. Why not give our experts a call on 0800 038 6699 to find out more?

Q.

In what ways does a property solicitor investigate the potential risk of floods in the Staffordshire region?

A key step in the legal process involves a conveyancer carrying out property environmental searches that provide you with certain details about the potential Staffordshire area flood risk, based on historical data. A more specialist, in-depth flood-risk search, such as Homecheck, may be recommended by your conveyancer solicitor, if the environment search reveals a significant risk of flooding.

Q.

I really need to complete on the conveyancing on my freehold flat in Staffordshire within five weeks, but are Homeward Legal fast conveyancing solicitors?

All too commonly, home-moving solicitors are slow, which adds unnecessary anxiety to the already stressful property-selling and -buying process. Homeward Legal’s expert panel of solicitors will always attempt to communicate through the whole of the chain and they use advanced conveyancing-management systems to push through your home-move in minimum time. Try our online quote calculator or call us on 0800 038 6699 for your free, fixed-fee quote.

Q.

Should I get a Homebuyer Report for our house-purchase in Staffordshire?

It is strongly advised that you book a surveyor, who is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. There is a range of problems that can affect a property, such as insect infestation, evidence of damp or subsidence, the identification of which is not in the remit of the conveyancing process.

Q.

What pollutants and toxins can affect land in Staffordshire? Are they a problem?

A wide range of contaminants caused by environmental concerns can impact land in Staffordshire. Contaminants such as a proximate telecommunications base station or infilled land will be detailed in the environmental search, and reported by your conveyancer in the report on title.

Q.

We have had a quote from you for our Staffordshire move, which looks surprisingly reasonable, so are there any additional charges likely to hit us?

No. Homeward Legal will not charge you any hidden extra costs to buy or sell a home in Staffordshire or anywhere else. Our quote makes the distinction between disbursements (those items payable to a third party) and fees (those payable to the solicitor) clear. Why not give our waiting team a call on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote protected by our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee? Or try our online quote calculator.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

Which mortgage lenders in Staffordshire do you work with?

A.

Our solicitors have experience working with the vast majority of lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Staffordshire, including Headway Mortgages, 11 Shadows La, Congerstone, Nuneaton, CV13 6NF, Mortgage Eye, 36 Shoveller Dr, Leegomery, Telford, TF1 6GQ, and Market Street Mortgages Ltd, Lombard House/Cross Keys, Lichfield, WS13 6DN.

Q.

As a result of the widespread flooding in 2012 in the Midlands we are wondering whether flood searches may not be exacting enough?

A.

Flood risk searches carried out by a Staffordshire conveyancing solicitor should include the more rigorous search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are anxious you could try to approach a next door neighbour.

Q.

We are buying a converted chapel in Tixall. Will a chancel search be required?

A.

The conveyancing lawyer could advise that a chancel search is taken out, regardless of the parish in which the building being purchased is found. Although some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to impose chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will remain liability-free for new owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

Q.

We are buying on a new development ex-industrial use land. Is manganese (Mn) soil contamination likely?

A.

There are considerable regulations in order to limit topsoil contamination. Metal contamination of topsoil in Staffordshire is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like water contaminants such as sewage and hazardous gases, will also be included in an environmental search.

Q.

I really need to complete on the conveyancing on my freehold flat within 5 weeks, are Homeward Legal fast Staffordshire conveyancing solicitors ?

A.

Commonly home moving solicitors may be slow which usually adds unnecessary stress to the property selling process.

Homeward Legals expert panel of solicitors will always attempt to communicate through the whole of the chain and use advanced conveyancing management systems to push through your home move in minimum time.