Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Oswestry

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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Oswestry but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Reasons to use our Oswestry conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what alternative companies inform you it could be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are located in Oswestry - if so both parties will be less confrontational
  • 3 Oswestry lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Oswestry home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Oswestry regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Oswestry and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Oswestry conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Oswestry conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Oswestry since November 2023*


of semi-detached residence, Brynhafod Road, SY11 1RR completing on 21/11/2023 at a price of £93,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title


of semi-detached residence, Smale Rise, SY11 2YL completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £171,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Oswestry

I am getting a offer of a home loan from Lloyds. My intention is to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer in Oswestry. Does the Lloyds Conveyancing panel include Licensed Conveyancers?

The Lloyds conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I had intended to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Oswestry for our house purchase. Our financial adviser informed us that our mortgage company Virgin Money won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?

A decade ago most lenders had an appetite for risk which was higher than today. Almost all Oswestry conveyancing firms would have been on most bank panels. The Financial Services Authority in 2010 completed a thematic investigation into mortgage fraud which come to the conclusion: know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, lenders are increasingly seeing more information from law firms regarding their operations and their employees as well as set certain criteria such a completing on a minimum amount of conveyancing. Many Oswestry conveyancing firms that have been excluded from lender panels have a 100% healthy track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Oswestry is amongst the many areas where the conveyancers we recommend are are approved Virgin Money.

four months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Oswestry completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Oswestry differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Oswestry contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because developers in Oswestry tend to acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Oswestry or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Oswestry is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Oswestry are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Oswestry you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Oswestry may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Should I be suspicious about brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Oswestry conveyancing practice?

As with lots of service providers, often recommendations from relatives can be most helpful. But there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and lenders may suggest solicitors to use. On occasion the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the endorsement. You have the right to appoint your own lawyer. Don't forget that some mortgage providers specify a panel list of conveyancers you must use for the lender aspect of your conveyancing.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Oswestry

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Oswestry with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Robert Mann, 16 Salop Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2NU
  • Milton Francis & Hughes, 32-36 Willow Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1AD

Planning law solicitors in Oswestry regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Oswestry practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  • I Glenister Ltd, 39-41 Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SZ
  • A C Gittins Ltd, 39-41 Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SZ
  • E M L Wilde Ltd, 39-41 Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SZ
  • D G Foden Ltd, 39-41 Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SZ

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Oswestry?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding acquiring and selling property and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Oswestry. If using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Have a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Be supplied with a speedy, objective and comprehensive service where if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Oswestry.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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