Find out more about conveyancing in Wiltshire

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

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Conveyancing in Wiltshire: A mover's guide

Lush countryside, picture-perfect villages and the most famous prehistoric monument in the world combine to make Wiltshire a home mover's dream.

This rural county is certainly far from the madding crowds, unless you count those gathering for the summer solstice at Stonehenge. With green belt status keeping Wiltshire free of any urban sprawl, it's no wonder property here is in demand.

Where you are looking to move to in England's south-west, we have everything you need to know about conveyancing in Wiltshire.

What does conveyancing in Wiltshire involve?

Law professionals use the term conveyancing to describe the paperwork and legal formalities involved in buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Wiltshire, they will start the process, including requesting searches on the property for buyers, negotiating the price with the other party's solicitor, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal only works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Wiltshire. There's much more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.

How do I get a quote conveyancing in Wiltshire?

Use our online quote builder to get a quote for conveyancing in Wiltshire on screen in minutes. You'll be asked for information about your transaction, about you and the property. You can also call our team seven days a week on . Or, if you prefer, arrange a callback at a convenient time.

How much does conveyancing in Wiltshire cost?

There is no one-price-fits-all when it comes to conveyancing in Wiltshire. Each property transaction is unique, so the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved. A Wiltshire 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 searches and bank transfers. Our guide to average conveyancing fees will help you work out conveyancing costs in Wiltshire.

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 Wiltshire's best home-mover destinations?

Wiltshire is very much a rural county with only a couple of large urban areas, including Swindon in the north and the cathedral city of Salisbury in the south. The historic market town of Trowbridge is an appealing location, particularly for commuters, thanks to its easy access to the M4.

Other market towns are Malmesbury, Chippenham and historic and atmospheric Devizes with its narrow, cobbled streets and close proximity to Salisbury Plain.

Amesbury has its own amazing history, the settlement here thought to predate nearby Stonehenge by 5,000 years. Archaeologists believe the first residents moved here in around 8820BC, making Amesbury the oldest, continuously inhabited town in the UK.

For chocolate-box perfection, look to the villages of Broad Chalke and Stourton.

How much does an average property cost in Wiltshire?

House prices in Wiltshire reflect the high demand for property in the county. The Land Registry, which compiles monthly sold house prices for the UK, shows that the most recent average sold price in Wiltshire is £279,809, and in the Borough of Swindon, the average property will cost £215,979.

Is conveyancing in Wiltshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

With around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, this popular property tenure can slow down conveyancing in Wiltshire. There's a good reason for this. In leasehold, a homeowner only owns their property and not the land on which it stands. That is instead leased from the landowner or freeholder. To ensure a buyer's legal rights, a Wiltshire conveyancing solicitor must ask the freeholder for a leasehold information pack. Any delay in returning this pack will slow the transaction down because the sale cannot be completed without this information. We've prepared a detailed guide to buying leasehold that will tell you more.

Which council has control of schooling in Wiltshire?

The two local authorities responsible for provide state education services in Wiltshire are the Borough of Swindon Council and Wiltshire County Council. There are also many independent schools to choose from in the county. You can assess the Ofsted rankings for all schools in Wiltshire via the government's school comparison website.

Is there an increased flood risk for property in Wiltshire?

Several major rivers cross Wiltshire, include the Avon and the Thames, and the county has suffered serious flood events in common with many other parts of the country in recent years. That's why you should ask your Wiltshire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search when buying a home here. You can also check out the useful resources at the Environment Agency's guide to flood risk across England.

What searches do I need for Wiltshire conveyancing?

Your conveyancing solicitor for a Wiltshire property purchase will explain the essential searches required to complete your transaction. Our informative guide to all searches explains what is needed for conveyancing. Some of the most common ones are a local authority search that details planning consents and information about proposed roads or developments. Wiltshire has 225 conservation areas, including the protected site at Stonehenge and Salisbury. So it's vital you're fully informed of any issues around a property in one of these areas. An environmental search will reveal any concerns around contaminated land, often reclaimed brownfield sites now used for new developments. Don't forget to ask your Wiltshire conveyancing solicitor about a chancel repair liability search. We've produced a detailed guide to this historic charge that dates back to the formation of the Church of England.

Did you know?

Salisbury Cathedral was completed in just 38 years, opening for worship in 1258, and its 404ft spire is the tallest in the UK.

The 29-lock stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal near Devizes is the longest continuous flight of locks on any canal in the UK. Running for two miles, this series of locks takes the canal 230 feet up Caen Hill. It takes five hours for boats to pass through the system.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Wiltshire, 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:

Amesbury, Box, Bradford-On-Avon, Calne, Chippenham, Colerne, Corsham, Corston, Cricklade, Devizes, Downton, Durrington, Hilperton, Lacock, Ludgershall, Lyneham, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Melksham, Mere, Pewsey, Salisbury, Sherston, Shrewton, Tidworth, Tisbury, Trowbridge, Wanborough, Warminster, Westbury, Wilton, Windmill-Hill, Wootton-Bassett, Wroughton