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

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Conveyancing in Warwickshire: A mover's guide

Arguably the most beautiful part of the West Midlands, Warwickshire is a county filled with history and period properties but with the Birmingham and Coventry on the doorstep.

This is the home of Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon, and the landscape is dotted with pretty villages and market towns.

Wooed by Warwickshire? We've got all you need to know about a home move and conveyancing in Warwickshire.

What does conveyancing in Warwickshire involve?

When you buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property, conveyancing is the term used for all the paperwork and legal formalities. For example, if you are buying a home in Warwickshire, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Warwickshire conveyancing solicitors ensure all the legal work is completed on your behalf. Find out more about Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.

How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Warwickshire?

Our online quote builder will give you a quote for conveyancing in Warwickshire in minutes. Simply choose the transaction you need and enter a few details about you and the property. If you want to talk through the quote, why not arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you? Or call our team direct on . We're open seven days.

How much does conveyancing in Warwickshire cost?

Each conveyancing transaction is unique, so the final cost will depend on such factors as the value of the property and whether it is freehold or leasehold. A Warwickshire conveyancing bill for a property purchase will include solicitors' fees, surveyor costs, Stamp Duty Land Tax***, Land Registry fees, searches and bank transfer charges. Check out our guide to average conveyancing fees for an idea of the costs involved in conveyancing for an Warwickshire property sale or purchase.

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 the best home-mover destinations in Warwickshire?

Warwickshire is filled with desirable spots to live, particularly historic locations such as mediaeval Stratford-upon-Avon and Royal Leamington Spa. The county town of Warwick often tops home movers' wish lists, as does the festival town of Shipston-on-Stour, which hosts a two-week proms event every summer.

Kenilworth and Rugby are among the bigger towns in the county, while smaller locations such as Ilmington, which is on the edge of the Cotswolds, and the historic market town of Henley-on-Arden have obvious appeal.

How much does an average property cost in Warwickshire?

Warwickshire is one of the most expensive places to live in England, and demand for property across the county is high. According to the Land Registry's latest data on sold property prices, the average property in Warwickshire costs £258,635. When you dig deeper into the five local authority areas across Warwickshire, you can see a price differential emerging. For example, Stratford-upon-Avon has the most expensive property at an average of £328,085; then it's Warwick itself with an average property price of £305,687. Rugby's average property price is £245,237, an average that drops to £222,241 in North Warwick, then down to an average £181,106 in Nuneaton.

Is conveyancing in Warwickshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

Leasehold and freehold are types of property tenure in England and Wales. There are around four million leasehold properties, which means a property owner only leases the land on which their home or flat is located for a specific period. This is the lease. Buying a leasehold property is not a difficult process. However, your Warwickshire conveyancing solicitor must make specific enquiries from the freeholder (landowner) relating to the leasehold. Often the response to these enquiries can take time, which may slow down the transaction. To ensure your home buy goes without a hitch, your conveyancing solicitor in Warwickshire will get to work immediately on ensuring all paperwork is in place. Our informative guide to buying leasehold will tell you all you need to know.

Which council has control of schooling in Warwickshire?

All state-funded education is the responsibility of Warwickshire County Council. The county also has a range of independent, academy and religious schools. Check out the Ofsted ranking of your chosen school in Warwickshire on the government's schools comparison website.

Is there an increased flood risk in Warwickshire?

In common with most areas of England, Warwickshire has been affected by flood events in recent years, thanks to heavier rainfall and a rise in storms. With 19 rivers in Warwickshire, including the Avon, the Stour and the Leam, it's imperative that anyone buying a home is armed with as much information about flood risk. Ask your Warwickshire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search when you're buying property. Another helpful resource is the Environment Agency guide to flood risk.

What searches do I need for Warwickshire conveyancing?

A Warwickshire conveyancing solicitor will talk you through the essential conveyancing searches. Our guide to all searches will tell you more. Some of the most common are:

  • Local authority search: Important for planning and information on conservation areas, such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa.
  • Environmental search: Reveals details of contaminated land and pollution, particularly important where there has been industrial activity and subsequent brownfield land development.
  • Mining search: The historic Warwickshire coalfield makes this an important search, which reveals tunnels and mine shafts.
  • HS2 search: The route of the high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham and Manchester will go through Warwickshire, so this search is essential to ensure a property purchase is unaffected by the project.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A rare, historic charge relating to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England parish church.

Did you know?

Kenilworth Castle is the largest castle ruin in England, having begun life as a Norman keep and falling into disrepair after the English Civil War.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage outside Stratford-upon-Avon was the childhood home of William Shakespeare's wife, who was born there around 1556 and married the Bard in 1582. The thatched cottage is held up by timber that dates back to 1463.

We are here to make your Warwickshire conveyancing journey problem free and cost-effective. Get an instant online quote at any time or talk directly to Homeward Legal's friendly and professional team on about conveyancing for a property purchase or sale, remortgaging a current home or a transfer of equity. We're open seven days with late nights Monday to Friday and will call you back at a time that suits.

Towns and districts within this county include:

Bedworth, Bidford-On-Avon, Bulkington, Claverdon, Coleshill, Curdworth, Dunchurch, Earlswood, Ettington, Fillongley, Gaydon, Harbury, Hatton, Hatton-Park, Henley-In-Arden, Kenilworth, Kineton, Lapworth, Leamington-Spa, Long-Itchington, Nuneaton, Polesworth, Rugby, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Studley, Tanworth-In-Arden, Warwick, Water-Orton, Wellesbourne, Whitnash, Wolston, Wolvey