By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working in partnership is the key to less stressful property transaction."
If you are buying a flat or selling your house, or you want to extend the leasehold, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work for you.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of conveyancing experience in Staffordshire. Add that to our results-driven, proactive methods and it simply means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Conveyancing solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees, if your Staffordshire move does not complete.
With local experience, our solicitors will guide you through the whole of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
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.
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.
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 8QLQ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.