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Conveyancing Solicitors in Shrewsbury

When it comes to buying or selling residential property in or around Shrewsbury, Lanyon Bowdler is the first choice for conveyancing services.

We have been established in the area since 1988 and are proud to have been providing first-class legal services to local people for more than 30 years. Our results speak for themselves and we are renowned for achieving excellent results for both our residential and commercial clients.

We are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, offering you peace of mind that, by instructing us to manage your transaction, your property is in safe hands.

For a more detailed discussion about we can help you, don’t hesitate to get in touch and speak to a member of our team.

Lanyon Bowdler’s Conveyancing Services

Lanyon Bowdler is one of the leading law firms operating throughout Shropshire, Herefordshire and beyond.

We have a highly specialist team of conveyancing professionals who can manage all aspects of your property transaction. We regularly advise and assist with:

  • Property sales and purchases
  • Property auctions
  • Joint ownership
  • Shared ownership
  • Right to buy
  • Purchasing the freehold of a leasehold property
  • Commercial and land transactions

Buying and selling property is a big step and you can’t afford for anything to go wrong. You need a highly skilled and experienced legal team who will get the job done quickly, allowing you to focus on other things.

We have the knowledge and expertise you need so, for legal professionals you can truly rely on, look no further than Lanyon Bowdler.

Residential Conveyancing

The property lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler specialise in residential transactions, which generally takes place in three stages: 

Agreement of the sale

Once an offer on a property is accepted and a sale agreed, a series of checks will be carried out including confirming the identities and addresses of the buyers and sellers and making sure the required funds for purchasing the property are available.

Essential information about the property will be obtained and the survey and searches carried out. The contracts will be then prepared and thoroughly checked ahead of exchange with the other party.

Exchange

Once prepared, the contracts will need to be signed before they can be exchanged. This will be coordinated by the legal teams on both sides and it is only once the exchange takes place that the agreed sale becomes legally binding.

Completion

Completion generally takes place two weeks after the exchange of contracts to allow time for all the paperwork to be finalised and for the funds to be put in place. Once payments for the property and any outstanding fees have been made the sale is complete and the new owner will be registered with the Land Registry.

The legal work we carry out for you will depend on whether you are buying or selling a property.

If you are purchasing a property we will:

  • establish your identity and address
  • confirm your available funds
  • advise on the most suitable survey
  • check all property information provided by the seller
  • carry out local authority searches
  • check that all the required planning permissions and building regulations are in place
  • effectively manage any issues resulting from the survey, local authority searches and property information.
  • renegotiate price where appropriate, to protect your personal and financial interests.
  • thoroughly prepare, draft and check your contract
  • arrange for you to sign your contract
  • coordinate the exchange of contracts
  • complete final paperwork 
  • manage the financial aspects
  • register you as the owner of the property with the Land Registry and remove any reference to the previous owner and mortgage.

If you are selling a property we will:

  • verify your ID and address
  • obtain the title deed for the property
  • coordinate all the property information
  • effectively manage any issues that may arise from the survey or searches and renegotiate where appropriate
  • prepare and check your contract
  • arrange for you to sign the contract
  • coordinate the exchange of contracts
  • complete all paperwork.
  • obtain mortgage statements
  • manage financial transactions including the payment of your outstanding mortgage and any other fees

Commercial Conveyancing

At Lanyon Bowdler we also manage a wide range of commercial property transactions on behalf of our clients including:

  • Sales and purchases
  • New lease negotiations
  • Lease renewals
  • Transferral of leasing rights to a sub-tenant
  • Statutory Agreements

We understand just how important your business is and as a full-service law firm are able to provide you with the necessary legal advice and expertise on all areas of your commercial concern, to fully protect your interests.

Having long been established in the area, we understand the unique business landscape in and around Shropshire, regularly acting on behalf of commercial clients for transactions involving land, agricultural property, equestrian facilities, retail and industrial units and office space. Our in-depth local knowledge is second to none and we completely understand the business landscape and demographic in the area, enabling us to add value to the service we provide and putting us ahead of the pack when it comes to commercial property conveyancing services.

Living in Shrewsbury

The historical town of Shrewsbury is frequently named one of the best locations for homeowners, regularly featuring in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide, and it is not difficult to see why.

It is steeped in history and surrounded by some of the region’s most spectacular countryside. It is also a commercial and cultural hub, which makes it an unsurprisingly popular choice for anyone relocating to the Midlands.

Shrewsbury is within easy reach of cities like Birmingham and Manchester and benefits from a direct rail link into London, making it an attractive option for people of all ages including commuters, families and retirees.

There are a number of historical sites in the town including Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abby, part of which dates back to 1083, indicative of Shrewbury’s rich heritage. The town also boasts a year-round programme of events including music, comedy and literary festivals and the famous two-day Shrewsbury Flower Show, which attracts around 30,000 people each year, boosting the local tourism industry and economy.

There are plenty of options for those in need of some retail therapy in the town thanks to a number of shopping hotspots including the Darwin and Pride Hill shopping centres and the independent Market Hall and Parade shops, which feature an array of specialist traders, boutiques and fresh produce.

Shrewsbury is also well served by a whole host of local amenities including cinemas, a leisure centre and the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, plus there is something for everyone amongst the town’s eateries and bars which include a whole host of traditional pubs, artisan bakers, cocktail bars and fine dining.

With all this and more on offer, it is easy to see why visitors flock to the town and many of them choose to stay. 

Education in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury has a reputation for educational excellence and is home to a number of outstanding schools including Oxon Church of England Primary School and Woodfield Infant School, for children aged between four and seven years of age, along with Belvidere School and The Priory School at Secondary School.

Shrewsbury School and Shrewsbury High School are just two of the independent schools in the area while further education is ably provided by the Shrewsbury Colleges Group, the largest college in Shropshire, with the widest choice of courses available for school leavers to study.

It offers an academic path to university for those wishing to embark on A-levels while also offering a wide range of apprenticeships and vocational courses. It also provides distance and part time learning for those already in employment, helping to improve their career prospects, update their skills or learn something new in their spare time. 

Transport links

Shrewsbury is extremely well-connected to road and rail networks.

It is easily accessible from the national motorway network via the A5, and the M54, which links Shropshire to the M6, connects the county to places such as Birmingham, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and London, which is around a three hour drive away.

Other major roads serving Shropshire include the A49 and A41.

The town also has good rail links, with trains running frequently from Shrewsbury Railway Station and connecting to major cities such as Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham and London.

The housing market in Shrewsbury

The housing market in Shrewsbury remains buoyant thanks to its central location, employment opportunities and a wide variety of housing stock priced reasonably and representing good value for money.

The average price for property in the town is £271,982 with flats selling for an average of 173,220 and terrace houses going for around £195,554 (prices estimated by Zoopla, November 2020).

There are plenty of spacious, family properties available in the town while at the upper end of the market large, detached, character properties can cost upwards of £1million.

The housing market here has lots to offer everyone regardless of budget but properties are being snapped up and it advisable to move quickly.

Jobs in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury, as the county town of Shropshire and with a population of more than 74,000, is the commercial centre for both Shropshire and mid-Wales.

Almost 40,000 people are employed here including at the town’s various business parks including the Battlefield Enterprise Park and Shrewsbury Business Park.

The retail industry has a significant impact on Shrewsbury’s economy thanks to the town’s numerous shopping centres and bustling high street. The sector generates an economic output of £299 million per year and accounts for more than 12% of the town’s total employment. It is also responsible for more than 40% of all retail employment across the wider Shropshire county.

Healthcare, however, is the largest industry in terms of the levels of employment and the amount of revenue created here, with the public sector responsible for 30.2% of employment in the town.  

Why choose Lanyon Bowdler?

With an office situated in the heart of Shrewsbury and additional branches in Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, we are ideally located to meet the needs of the surrounding towns, villages and rural communities. Our unrivalled knowledge of the local property market, landscape and demographics, will enable us to provide you with a hassle-free transaction.

Our experience in this area allows us to identify potential issues and pitfalls as soon as they arise, allowing us to take immediate and effective action to keep everything on track and to ensure a swift and cost-effective conclusion.

We work to exceptionally high standards and are proud of our reputation amongst industry professionals and clients alike. We are delighted that so many of our customers go on to recommend us to others and choose to return to us time and time again.

By choosing to work with us, you are guaranteed a legal firm who will work closely with you and take the time to get to know you and your circumstances in order to provide you with a fully bespoke service, tailored to your individual situation.

We are extremely responsive to questions and queries and are only ever a phone call away. We will keep you updated at all stages so that you remain fully informed throughout and our advice will be clear, straightforward, and concise, so that you have the reassurances you need that everything is moving in the right direction.

Renowned for our warm and friendly approach, we provide a reliable and professional service, which represents real value for money and is the reason why we are the first choice for so many people looking to take the next step on the property ladder.

Contact the experts at Lanyon Bowdler

For friendly, specialist legal advice and to find out how you can join many happy customers across Shropshire and beyond, contact us today by phone or complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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 TelfordShrewsburyBromyardConwyHerefordLudlow 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.

Testimonials

I was competely satisfied with all aspects of the service.

- Mr S Taylor, Telford

Lanyon Bowdler has provided us with an excellent service. I was kept well informed throughout the process, communication was brilliant. Vicky is approachable and explained everything. I also liked the fact that she was able to speak to me in Welsh. The whole team were very efficient and professional in their manner.

- Dwyrwen Jones, Conwy

All staff were polite, efficient and professional. Advice was clear and informative. I like the fact that everyone explained legalities with clarity.

- Mrs L Draycott, Oswestry

Excellent, friendly, positive and extremely helpful. Nothing too much trouble - a job well done.

- Mrs P Moore, Mrs S Price

The welcome at reception and the relaxed atmosphere when discussing things with the person handling the sale of my property.

- Mr W Ward, Oswestry

The team were utterly professional but managed to add fun to the events. They were dealing with exceptionally challenging other parties, that made this process far more complicated. They continued to go above and beyond and were highly proactive.

- Connor Roe

Very straight forward and always ready to help and go over things I didn’t understand. 

- Elin Pyrs, Conwy

Professional at all times, whilst being friendly and always going above and beyond to help with any queries or problems.

- Vickie Salt, Oswestry