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Conveyancing Solicitors in Oswestry

Moving house is one of the most important things you will ever do so it is essential that you instruct the right conveyancing team to manage all the legalities and to make sure everything runs smoothly.

The lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler are highly experienced, skilled professionals who are able to expertly navigate the process, swiftly and effectively handling any issues so that the transaction can be concluded as quickly as possible.  

If you’re looking for a leading law firm, then you can be assured you have found it in us. 

Whether you are buying or selling you can be confident that we have the expertise and experience you require to handle every aspect of your property transaction. To speak to us and find out how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Lanyon Bowdler’s Conveyancing Services

Lanyon Bowdler has been established in the area for more than three decades and we are delighted to have helped so many local people to move house or change their business premises. We can help you too and whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, with a large property portfolio, we have the experience and expertise you need.

We regularly provide conveyancing services for both residential and commercial property clients including:

  • Management of property sales
  • Management of property purchases
  • Re-mortgaging
  • Shared ownership
  • Joint ownership
  • Purchasing your property’s freehold
  • Right to buy

What does conveyancing involve?

The management of the legal process involved in any property transaction includes, but is not limited to:

  • Liaising with estate agents, mortgage brokers, lenders, insurers and other solicitors.
  • Preparing and checking all documents such as deeds, legal titles, planning permission, building regulations, energy performance certificates and fixtures and fittings information.
  • Carrying out legal searches.
  • Advising on joint ownership.
  • Drafting and checking contracts.
  • Coordinating signatures and exchange.
  • Managing financial transactions.

What is residential property conveyancing?

Simply put, residential property conveyancing is the handling of all the legal and administrative work involved in transferring a property from one person’s ownership to another.

The process generally takes place in three parts and our role as your lawyer will depend on whether you are buying and/or selling a property.

Agreeing the Sale

Once the sale on a property is agreed upon, a large amount of information needs to be gathered and verified. This includes the identities of all parties involved, the financial position of the prospective buyer and whether there are any debts or charges held against the property for sale, including any outstanding mortgage.

The title deed for the property will be required along with the Energy Performance Certificate and the Property Information Form, containing details such as boundary responsibilities, property access, planning permissions, fixtures and fittings and utility providers.

It is at this stage that the relevant searches will be carried out on the property such as water, environmental, telecommunications, railway and Local Authority searches. These are a legal requirement for any property being bought with a mortgage and help to verify the information provided by the seller. The buyer’s survey will also be carried out by the lender to confirm the property’s value.


Once all the relevant checks have been carried out and the paperwork completed, the contracts will be prepared by the lawyers on both sides. Any issues will be resolved before contracts are signed and, once these are exchanged, the sale becomes legally binding and a date is set for completion.


The amount of time between the exchange of contracts and completion can vary and can be anything from a few days to a couple of weeks so that the final paperwork can be prepared and the funds for the purchase put in place.

These must be made available at least one working day before the completion date.

On the day of completion, all fees associated with the transaction will be settled and any outstanding mortgage paid before any money left over is transferred to the seller.

At this stage, the sale is complete, and the new owner is registered with the Land Registry. Any reference to the previous owner and mortgage will also be removed.  

How can Lanyon Bowdler help?

The conveyancing process can be lengthy and complicated, especially if there are some unforeseen issues that stop everything from progressing as smoothly as you would like. That is why it is important that you have the team of experts at Lanyon Bowdler managing everything on your behalf.

By instructing us as your conveyancing team you can have peace of mind that we have the experience and thorough knowledge you need. We will anticipate and respond to any potential issues, offering practical solutions to minimise delays and keep everything on track. No matter what happens, we will be here to guide, advise and support you every step of the way. 

Lanyon Bowdler’s Commercial Property Conveyancing Services

At Lanyon Bowdler, we have an in-depth knowledge of the business landscape in and around Oswestry regularly acting on behalf of commercial clients for transactions involving land, agricultural property, equestrian facilities, retail and industrial units and office space. Our commercial conveyancing services include:    

  • The purchase of commercial property
  • The sale of commercial property
  • Lease renewals
  • Negotiation of new leases
  • Transferral of leasing rights
  • Statutory Agreements

We understand precisely the importance of your commercial interests and will work diligently on your behalf to protect your interests, ensuring an efficient, swift and cost-effective conclusion.

Living in Oswestry

The ancient town of Oswestry is one of the largest in Shropshire behind only Telford and Shrewsbury in terms of population.

It is located close to the Welsh border and is popular amongst homeowners thanks to its diverse character, affordability, local amenities and employment opportunities.

The town is famed for its magnificent history, which dates all the way back to the Iron Age. The 3,000-year-old settlement, Oswestry Hill Fort is considered to be one of the best-preserved forts of its kind in the UK and is a focus for the town’s booming tourist industry.

Visitors are drawn to the galleries and museums in the town including Oswestry Town Museum, Cambrian Railway Museum and the Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre in Cae Glas Park, which has a permanent display dedicated to World War 1 poet Wilfred Owen, arguably Oswestry’s most famous former resident.

The park itself sprawls across a full seven acres, offering a peaceful escape from town life. It is a popular location for people to meet and enjoy the outdoors and features a children’s play area and sports facilities including a bowling green, tennis courts, football pitches and crazy golf.

Oswestry also benefits from a vibrant calendar of events that run throughout the year including the annual Beer Festival and the Oswestry Food and Drink Festival. For two days each summer, the finest local produce is featured on market stalls and cafes throughout the town, while the numerous pubs and coffee shops are always guaranteed to provide a delicious bite to eat. 

Oswestry also offers a diverse shopping experience with indoor and outdoor markets, bookshops, farm shops and independents in amongst the famous high street names. 

Education in Oswestry

The high number of good schools in the area, make Oswestry a popular choice amongst families.

Primary schools include Woodside Primary School, Bryn Offa Church of England Primary School, Morda Church of England Primary School and Our Lady and St Oswald Catholic Primary School, while The Marches is the main secondary school for students aged 11-18.

Independent schools in the area are Moreton Hall School and Oswestry School, a small private co-educational boarding and day school.

North Shropshire College is also located in Oswestry, providing post-16 education to young people and adults in the area and providing a range of academic and vocational courses.

Transport Links

Oswestry is within easy reach of Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Cheshire by both road and rail, with links to the mainline train network accessed by the nearby stations of Gobowen and Chirk.

Road access to the surrounding towns and cities is good although the major consultation currently underway features plans to upgrade the transport links even further as part of the Future Oswestry Plan.

The housing market in Oswestry

Oswestry is incredibly popular with first time buyers and young families due to its affordability and diverse range of housing stock.

There is something to suit all tastes and budgets including Georgian townhouses, large Victorian and Edwardian properties as well as smaller cottages and terraces.

Amongst the abundance of 1930s and 1960s style semi-detached properties, there are also more modern housing developments with different styles and sizes offering between two and five bedrooms.

The average price for property in Oswestry is currently £225,134 and a rise of 1.93% on the previous quarter.

Apartments cost on average £107,867 while terraced houses are selling for £145,066.

(Figures from Zoopla, November 2020).

The job market in and around Oswestry

There are good employment opportunities in Oswestry with almost 1,000 different businesses running operations from the town and employing more than 6,000 people.

The three largest sectors are retail, education and manufacturing, which together account for more than 40% of all employment here.  There is a trend towards fewer jobs in the public sector as private sector employment increases. The town’s market, which dates back to 1190, and the nearby shopping centre serve both northwest Shropshire and mid-Wales with the largest businesses here being the supermarket giants Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco and Morrisons. Eight out of 10 companies based in the town however are small businesses, employing fewer than five people.

Why choose Lanyon Bowdler for conveyancing services?

With more than thirty years of experience providing legal services across Shropshire and beyond, our reputation for achieving the very best results on behalf of all our clients, along with excellent levels of customer service, precedes us.

With an office in Oswestry and further branches in Shrewsbury, Hereford, Bromyard, Conwy, Telford and Ludlow, we are conveniently located and possess an exceptional knowledge of the local area and property market in the surrounding towns, villages and rural communities. 

As a team, we are both friendly and welcoming and take pride in being part of the communities we serve. We are delighted to have helped so many people with their house moves and business ventures and are as pleased to see old faces return to us as we are to welcome new ones.

We are delighted to be the first choice of so many clients and are proud to be recommended by so many people, who have received a first-rate service from us.

Our warm and down to earth approach results in clear and straightforward communication, free of technical terminology and jargon. We will keep in regular contact with you so that you always fully informed of where your property transaction is up to and you will find us to be easily contactable and on hand to answer any questions, whenever they arise.

We will take the time to get to know you so that we can provide you with the bespoke service you deserve and will be with you every step of the way.

We are efficient and effective and will go that extra mile to ensure that you receive the very best service from us, gaining the results you need in the time-frame you require.

We represent exceptional value for money so if you are looking for an outstanding law firm with unrivalled levels of experience and skill, look no further than Lanyon Bowdler, the solicitors you can bet your house on.

Contact the experts at Lanyon Bowdler

For an initial conversation and to discuss your conveyancing needs, contact us by phone using the number at the top of this page or complete the online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to talk to you in greater depth about how we are able to help.

There is no commitment or charge for our initial assessment, so please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form on the right-hand side of this page. 

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler for conveyancing services, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on hand to ensure a smooth property transaction. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely with you and other parties (estate agents, mortgage providers, leaseholders) to make things go at the pace you need, but also to ensure your rights are 100% protected and catered for at all times. 

We have qualified conveyancing solicitors in our offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, HerefordLudlow and Oswestry, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands (including Wolverhampton & Birmingham). As a leading regional full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Talk to our specialist property solicitors today.


Fantastic law firm - used Lanyon Bowdler for conveyancing & for legal advice - both solicitors I worked with were effective & professional. Law firm were fast & responsive to queries & clear pricing. Would recommend.   

- Samantha, Via Review Solicitors

The staff of Lanyon Bowdler in Conwy guided me through the process of purchasing a cottage in Colwyn Bay area. The purchase was complicated by a covenant resting on the terrace. They expalined everthing very clearly and I felt suppoprted at all times.  

- D Stevenson, via Review Solicitors

Lanyon Bowdler provide a speedy, efficient and an all round excellent service. The staff were very helpful and friendly, replying to emails or returning calls promptly with all the information required.

- Tom, via Review Solicitors

Lanyon Bowdler were the driving force at getting our complex sales of two houses and the purchase of our next property finally completed despite the ineptitude and sluggishness of other solicitors involved. She kept our spirits up when we faced many difficulties with other parties. Thank you very much.  

- Brian & Dee Stone, via Review Solicitors

Stunning Support - best support during a very difficult time!

- Christian, via Review Solicitors

Managed to bring my purchase in line with my sale despite a time lag. Everything dealt with promptly and efficiently. Very Happy.

- Sandra Jones, Oswestry

Impressed by the excellent office space and customer relations. 

- Janet Preece, Bredwardine

Impressed by the speed of response and action. You are miles ahead of any other solicitor we’ve used.  

- Sally Hammill, Cheshire