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

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Conveyancing in Worcestershire: A mover's guide

Blessed with period charm and glorious green space in the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills, Worcestershire is very much a rural county on the up.

If all you know about this area is the spicy sauce that bears its name, there's so much more to Worcestershire, a verdant region for fruit and vegetable growing that's within easy reach of big cities.

Read on to find out more about a home move and conveyancing in Worcestershire.

What does conveyancing in Worcestershire involve?

Conveyancing is the term used for all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying and selling property, remortgaging and transferring equity in a property. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in Worcestershire. When you instruct a solicitor, they will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer funds. You can find out more about our conveyancing services here.

How do I get a quote conveyancing in Worcestershire?

Get a quote for conveyancing in Worcestershire in minutes using our online quote builder. All we need is some information about your transaction, about you and the property. Our team is also available seven days a week on . You can also arrange for a callback at a more convenient time.

How much does conveyancing cost in Worcestershire?

Each conveyancing transaction is unique, so that means there is no simple answer to the question of how much conveyancing costs in Worcestershire. The final bill will reflect factors such as the value of the property and whether it is leasehold or freehold. For example, a 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. For an idea of conveyancing costs in Worcestershire, we've prepared a detailed guide to average conveyancing fees.

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 Worcestershire's best home-mover destinations?

The only city in Worcestershire is Worcester itself, and its historic centre features Georgian townhouses, Edwardian mansions and more modern family homes and apartments. Period homes are a feature of this county, with many of the main towns unspoilt by redevelopment. They include the former spa town of Droitwich, Kidderminster, Malvern and Redditch.

Away from urban areas, pretty villages such as Dodford and Clevelode have an old-world charm that keeps the modern world at bay.

How much does an average property cost in Worcestershire?

House prices are steep in many parts of Worcestershire, with the Land Registry putting the most recent average sold price for the county at £246,098. That's just below the national average for England of £256,109.

Is conveyancing in Worcestershire slower when buying a leasehold property?

Occasionally conveyancing for leasehold property in Worcestershire may take a little longer. This is because of the peculiar nature of leasehold. A homeowner only owns their property and not the land on which it stands. Instead this land is leased from the freeholder or landowner. When you're buying leasehold, it's crucial to know how long the lease has left to run and of any additional charges and costs associated with the lease. To make sure you're fully informed, a Worcestershire conveyancing solicitor will ask the freeholder for a leasehold information pack. If there's a delay in responding to this request, the sale will be held up as the conveyancing cannot be completed without it. Our guide to buying leasehold tells you more.

Which council has control of schooling in Worcestershire?

The local authorities responsible for all state education services is Worcestershire County Council. The county is also home to many independent and academy schools. You can look up your chosen school and finds out its Ofsted ranking in the government school comparison website.

Is there an increased flood risk for property in Worcestershire?

Every area of England has experienced more heavy rainfall and storms recently, causing flash floods and other issues. The River Avon has caused particular problems in Worcestershire, though surface water flooding is also an issue across the county. This increased risk means any home buyer should ask their Worcestershire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search. There are more useful resources in the Environment Agency guide to flood risk across England.

What searches do I need for Worcestershire conveyancing?

Your Worcestershire conveyancing solicitor will explain the conveyancing searches needed for your property purchase. Here are some of the most important:

  • Mining search: Parts of Worcestershire are affected by the historic Shropshire coalfield, which runs beneath the north-west part of the county. This search will reveal the presence of old mine shafts and tunnels.
  • Local authority search: Important for planning and information on conservation areas, including the likes of the historic centre of Worcester and Great Malvern.
  • Environmental search: Reveals details of contaminated land and pollution, usually former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic charge relating to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England.

Did you know?

Croome Park is a stately home that is famous for being the first completed landscape by the noted garden designer Capability Brown. Croome Court was designed at the same time by Robert Adam for the 6th Earl of Coventry.

Spring water flowing off the Malvern Hills helped turn the town of Great Malvern into a Victorian spa town. The water's health-giving properties of the water put the Worcestershire spot on the map.

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

Alvechurch, Astwood-Bank, Badsey, Bewdley, Blakedown, Bredon, Broadway, Bromsgrove, Catshill, Chaddesley-Corbett, Clent, Cookley, Droitwich-Spa, Evesham, Fernhill-Heath, Hagley, Hartlebury, Inkberrow, Kempsey, Kidderminster, Lickey-End, Malvern, Ombersley, Pershore, Redditch, Romsley, Rubery, Stourport-On-Severn, Tenbury-Wells, Upton-Upon-Severn, Wolverley, Worcester, Wythall