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Conveyancing in Shrewsbury

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another or the process of securing a mortgage. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Shrewsbury, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Shrewsbury and throughout Shropshire with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bridgnorth, Market Drayton, Oswestry and Telford

Shrewsbury Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Shrewsbury

The county town of Shropshire, Shrewsbury is known for its stunning medieval architecture, including Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey. The town centre is a bustling hub with a range of shops, eateries, and an indoor market. Shrewsbury is surrounded by gorgeous countryside and the River Severn, and also hosts the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. With excellent transport links, and a variety of good schools, Shrewsbury offers a fantastic quality of life. The town has a population of approximately 71,000.

Shrewsbury house prices

The average price paid for a property in Shrewsbury between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Shrewsbury (2023/24)

Shrewsbury is in Shropshire Council.

Band Amount
A £1,400.44
B £1,633.85
C £1,867.25
D £2,100.66
E £2,567.47
F £3,034.29
G £3,501.10
H £4,201.32

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

The conveyancing solicitor will address all the legal details of buying a property.

They will raise questions for the seller's solicitor, order searches, review the lease (if applicable) and ensure that post-purchase requirements, like HMLR registration and paying Stamp Duty, are completed.

In addition to standard searches, Shrewsbury conveyancing solicitors may also undertake mining searches due to historical coal, lead and copper mining.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor must also handle some legal work for your mortgage bank.

If your conveyancing solicitor is not on your mortgage provider's panel, your purchase could take significantly longer to complete.

Over 100 mortgage lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Shrewsbury transaction without delay.

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Conservation area

When you purchase a property in a Shrewsbury conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will check for restrictions on how you can use the property, including restrictions on animal ownership or planning restrictions.

Conservation areas in Shrewsbury and across the Shropshire local authority include:

  • Haughton
  • Worfield
  • Clungunford
  • Ford

Listed buildings

Around 500,000 listed properties exist across the country, 7,375 of which are in Shropshire Council.

Listed buildings in and near to Shrewsbury include:

  • 7 And 9 Havelock Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Sutton Spa, Hexham Way, Shrewsbury, Sutton, Shropshire
  • 2 And 3 High Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • 4 And 5 High Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • 7 And 8 High Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include regular upkeep, required consent for landscaping and an obligation to use specialist contractors. Our specialist panel of solicitors will help you understand the legal duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build home in Shrewsbury can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Shrewsbury will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and additional lender requirements.

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Selling a house or flat in Shrewsbury

When you begin the process to sell homes in Shrewsbury, your conveyancing solicitor will first compile key documents, including the TA6 and TA10 property information forms and the title deeds.

They will address potential issues and reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your conveyancer will liaise with key parties, such as estate agents, landlords and lenders.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Shrewsbury?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Shrewsbury. This can involve obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Shrewsbury conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

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Remortgaging a property in Shrewsbury

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (25 June, 2024)

You will need to check the solicitor that you want to handle your remortgage is on your lender's legal panel before you instruct.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are members of all major lenders' panels, so whether you are switching to a fixed rate mortgage from Metro Bank or taking out a buy to let mortgage from Darlington Building Society, our experienced conveyancing team can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, buying out an ex-partner or gifting a share of a property, a transfer of equity is required.

Your lawyer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Shrewsbury?

Legal fees

Your solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These legal fees are paid to your lawyer for the tasks they complete during your transaction.

Conveyancing disbursements

Disbursements are additional costs on top of your lawyer's fees for third-party costs incurred on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check what's included in your quote

Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in the small print, resulting in a final bill that is higher than the original quote. When comparing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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