Online Conveyancing in Sheffield
There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in Sheffield, Brinsley, Tinsley and all sorts of other places, having first found us via our website.
After that, the relationship between you and your conveyancer is the same as any other. We have the same professional obligations towards you, and deal with your conveyancing file in the same way.
It might feel like online conveyancing because you can talk to us through email on your computer, but really it is proper conveyancing.
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What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?
First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in Sheffield. You can find the links at the top of this page.
Our helpful conveyancing support team will then guide you through the initial stages, and once your conveyancing file is opened your Sheffield conveyancing solicitor and their small team will deal with the legal side of the conveyancing transaction. You'll be given direct contact details for your conveyancing lawyers and they'll keep in touch with you every step of the way.
Whether you're moving to Sheffield or away from Sheffield to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.
Fees for conveyancing in Sheffield
Our fees are transparent and, so long as the situation does not change (for example so long as your property doesn't turn out to be leasehold when we thought it was freehold) the fee we quote is the fee you will be charged.
We don't add extras on for things like photocopying, postage, or the like. Those are our overheads and we don't pass them on to you.
All our conveyancing fees are dependent on the nature and value of the transaction, so we naturally charge a bit more for more complicated and high value work. However, the fee charged will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in Sheffield.
There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees which we can't change. Fees charged by other bodies such as HM Land Registry, or by HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are out of our control.
Introduction to Sheffield
Sheffield is a thriving city in South Yorkshire. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name comes from the River Sheaf. The city has expanded from its industrial roots to cover a wider and varied economic base.
The population of the City of Sheffield is about 555,000 and it is one of the 8 largest regional English cities that make up the CCG. The city is is the third largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield is 1,570,000.
During the 1800’s Sheffield gained an international name for steel production. Many different types of steel production were developed locally, including stainless steel and the local population swelled during the Industrial Revolution, growing by 100% or so. Sheffield became the City of Sheffield as long ago 1893, gaining it’s charter in that year. Competition, much of it from India, South America and the third world, in iron and steel, caused a decline in the staple local industries during the 70’s and 80’s, coinciding with the end of coal mining in the area. Many miners and workers from the steel factories found themselves unemployed by the 1980’s and looking to re-train or for new jobs in new industries.
2000 onwards has seen massive development in Sheffield City Centre following the path of other British cities. The economy has experienced steady growth year on year as investment in local infrastructure and new and emerging industries has taken place along with construction projects both in the centre of the city and in the surrounding suburbs.
The city is located within the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley, the Sheaf, the Porter Brook, and the Rivelin. Over 60% of Sheffield's area is green space, and a third of the city lies inside the boundary of the Peak District national park. There are more than 200 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city.
Sheffield was particularly hard-hit during the 2007 floods and the Big Freeze in te winter of 2010. Many landmark buildings such as Meadowhall and the Sheffield Wednesday grounds flooded due to being close to the nearby rivers that flow through and past the city.
The main shopping areas in the city centre are on The Moor precinct, Fargate, Orchard Square and the Devonshire Quarter. There are any shops and restaurants to chose form and a real mixture of High Street retailers and more individual boutique style shops.
Department stores in the city centre include John Lewis and Marks and Spencer. Shopping outside the city centre includes the huge and well known out of town Meadowhall shopping centre.
Sheffield is connected to the national motorway network via the M1 and M18 motorways. The M1 crosses the the north-east of the city, linking Sheffield with London and Leeds . The M18 branches from the M1 close to Sheffield, linking the city with Doncaster, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Sheffield railway station connects with the Midland Main Line, which links London via the East Midlands, the Cross Country Route which links the East of Scotland and Northeast of England with the West Midlands and the Southwest, and the lines linking Liverpool and Manchester with Hull and East Anglia. Sheffield has a direct connection to continental Europe, via St Pancras. East Midlands Trains run services to St Pancras International and Eurostar run services from there to Belgium and France.
The closest international airport to Sheffield is Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which is located 17 miles (28 km) from the city centre, which used to be an RAF base before becoming a commercial airport - RAF Finningley. The airport opened in April 2005 and is served mainly by charter and budget airlines. It handles about one million passengers a year. Leeds Bradford International Airport and East Midlands Airport are reached in less than an hour from Sheffield and Manchester Airport is connected to Sheffield city centre by a direct train every hour.
There are over 137 primary schools and 26 secondary schools—of which 9 have sixth forms. There are four academies in the City – Sheffield Springs Academy, Sheffield Park Academy, Firth Park Academy and Parkwood Academy. In addition there are 5 independent schools in the city. All schools are non-selective, mixed sex schools (apart from Sheffield High School, South Yorkshire which is an all-girls school).
Sheffield has two universities, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. The two combined bring about 66,000 students to the city every year.
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a university on two sites in Sheffield. City Campus is located in the city centre, close to Sheffield railway station, and Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away, adjacent to Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield. The university is the third largest in the UK, with more than 37,000 students.
Sheffield has two further education colleges. Sheffield City near the city centre, in Hillsborough, serving the north of the city and Norton and Peaks to the south.
Sheffield has four cinema complexes, 2 of which are in the city centre and 2 in the Lower Don Valley. Valley Centertainment is a leisure and entertainment complex in the Don Valley. It was built on land previously occupied by steel mills near what is now Meadowhall and the Sheffield Arena. It is home to several restaurants, bars, a cinema multiplex, and a bowling alley.