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If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Bradford, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Bradford, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.

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Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.

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You will not be charged any solicitors fees, if for any reason your transaction does not complete.

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With local experience, our solicitors will lead you through the whole of your sale or purchase.

Conveyancing in Bradford: A mover's guide

Long considered the UK's curry capital, Bradford is a thriving city that's fast becoming one of the commuter destinations of choice for the north-west.

Property here in the foothills of the Pennines is affordable and plentiful, while the city's multicultural population means a vast choice of restaurants and annual festivals including street theatre, music and dance to draw you in.

Looking for more information on conveyancing in Bradford? We answer all your questions.

What is involved in conveyancing in Bradford?

The paperwork and legal formalities required to buy and sell property is known as conveyancing. Any current homeowner who wants to remortgage or transfer equity from a property will also need the services of a conveyancing solicitor in Bradford. Some of the legal work involved includes requesting searches, negotiating on the price, exchanging contracts and transferring the funds to complete the transaction. For Bradford conveyancing, we only work with fully qualified professional law firms. Read more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.


How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Bradford?

Getting a quote for conveyancing in Bradford is perfectly simple and can be done in just a matter of moments. Our online quote builder will give you an instant quote for the conveyancing services you need. All we need are a few details about you and the property involved in your transaction. You can also get a quote by calling our team on or request a callback for a time that suits you. We're open seven days.


How much does conveyancing in Bradford cost?

The final bill for conveyancing in Bradford will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the value of the property and the number of searches required. A conveyancing transaction in Bradford will involve solicitors' fees, Land Registry fees, surveyor costs and Stamp Duty Land Tax***, plus search fees and bank transfer charges. Our guide to average conveyancing fees will give you an idea of the costs involved in Bradford conveyancing.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.

The conveyancing process explained

Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.

What are average house prices like in Bradford?

Average house prices in Bradford in 2020, according to the Land Registry's most up-to-date data, are £134,552. The average sold price for a detached property is £240,801 and for a semi-detached, it's £142,057. A terraced property has an average sold price of £109,830 and flats and maisonettes fetch an average £95,555.


What will I pay in council tax in Bradford?

The City of Bradford Metropolitan Council sets the council tax rates for the city. Residential property is allocated into one of eight bands depending on its valuation. Find out which band your property is in on the government website.

The bands for 2020-21 in Bradford are:

Tax BandCharges
Band A

£1,126.67

Band B£1,314.45
Band C£1,502.23
Band D£1,690.01
Band E£2,065.56
Band F£2,670.91
Band G£2,816.68
Band H£3,380.01

How fast is the broadband in Bradford?

Bradford was one of the UK's first super-connected cities with superfast, fibre-optic broadband available across the city thanks to a £15 million government investment. Put your postcode in a broadband comparison site to check the available speeds at your new address.


How do schools rate in Bradford?

There are 118 primary schools and 44 secondary schools in Bradford, along with 36 sixth form and further education colleges. A total of 19 schools and colleges in Bradford are rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Check how your preferred school is rated on the government website. The University of Bradford is also based in the town.


Will I need a chancel liability search when I move in Bradford?

Anyone buying a property close to a historic Church of England parish in England and Wales would be well advised to ask for a chancel repair liability search. This will reveal if you can be held responsible for paying for repairs to the church's chancel or altar, a liability that dates back to Reformation and Henry VIII's establishment of the Church of England. Find out more in our comprehensive guide to chancel liability repair. Your Bradford conveyancing solicitor will advise if you need a chancel liability search and advise on your options.


Are there conservation areas in Bradford that might affect my property purchase?

Within the City of Bradford boundaries, a total of 49 areas have been designated as conservation areas. These are considered ones with special historic or architectural interest and are governed by strict rules on what property owners can do. A conveyancing solicitor for a Bradford property purchase will instruct a series of local authorities searches, which will include any historic or current planning consents. These will reveal if any alterations - such as replacement windows and doors, for example - have been carried out and if the alterations were done with planning consent.


Is contaminated land an issue in Bradford?

Former industrial sites that housed factories, steelworks, mines and landfill can often be contaminated and need to be cleaned up for future use. Bradford's industrial history means there may be some areas around the city where land is contaminated. For example, in March 2020, Bradford councillors rejected a plan for a housing development near the M606 in the town, partly because of risks of contamination. Your Bradford conveyancing solicitor will instruct an environmental search from the local authority to identify any possible issues for a property purchase.


I intend to buy a property at auction in Bradford - should I sort a conveyancing solicitor out first?

Our advice to anyone buying a property at auction is to instruct a Bradford conveyancing solicitor before making a bid on any lot. The solicitor can then examine the lot's legal pack and proceed quickly on completing the sale within the deadline. We work with a panel of nationwide law firms with huge experience in completing auction sale transactions, having worked with Auction House London, Allsop (commercial and residential), Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Acuitus, Phillip Arnold Auctions, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers & Norris. Our detailed guide will give you all the information you need.


Did you know?

Bradford won the title of Britain's curry capital six times in a row, from 2011-2016, thanks to the more than 200 Asian restaurants on offer in the city.

St George's Hall, opened in 1853, is the UK's oldest concert hall and the third oldest in Europe.

Whatever service you need for conveyancing in Bradford, Homeward Legal can make the process simple and cost-effective. You can get an instant quote online at any time. Or talk directly to our team on about conveyancing for a property purchase or sale, remortgaging a current home or a transfer of equity. We're open seven days for your convenience.