Named after civil engineer Thomas Telford, this Shropshire town lies 30 miles north-west of Birmingham. It was created as a new town in the 1960s and encompassed other small towns such as Oakengates and Wellington. Advertised as the 'Birthplace of Industry' Telford is the largest town in Shropshire and one of the UK's fastest-growing towns, yet close to open countryside around the Wrekin and the River Severn.
It was named in 2014 as the happiest place to live in the West Midlands. With a full range of housing types plus an active house building programme underway, Telford offers potential home owners a great choice of property.
Telford conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Telford & Wrekin Council?
Telford is situated in Telford & Wrekin Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Telford?
Conveyancing fees will include fees and disbursements.
Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, for example Land Registry fees or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.
Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Telford are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Telford sale or purchase
Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Telford sale or purchase.
Will I need property searches when buying a property in Telford?
Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Telford conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Telford?
Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold home as there is greater complexity.
Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to uncontactable landlords.
Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.
Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?
Correct, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.
The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by the seller's conveyancer to source this information.
It can take a long time to gather this information if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found.
I am remortgaging a property in Telford - do I need a solicitor?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Telford will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a tracker with the Nationwide Building Society or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.