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Trusted by 100s of clients for their conveyancing in Colchester, our accredited conveyancing solicitors have the expertise and experience to make the process as quickly and efficient as possible.

If you’re buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property or land in Colchester, we are here to help you 6 days a week.

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Our conveyancing solicitors in Colchester will carry out all the legal work you need for a fixed fee.

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You won’t be charged any solicitors’ fees if for any reason your transaction falls through.

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Our nationwide panel of premium property lawyers can take care of your local conveyancing needs in Colchester.

Buying a house in Colchester

Colchester is the former capital of England and Britain's First City. It has a rich and varied history that can be explored today through its museums, ruins, and by walking its streets.

It has particularly strong connections to both its Roman Heritage, and the scars left by the Siege of Colchester during the English Civil War.

Colchester is a town in the county of Essex, in southeast England with a 2019 population of over 121,000.

Hospitals

  • Colchester General Hospital - Turner Rd, Colchester, CO4 5JL
  • Essex County Hospital - Lexden Rd, Colchester, CO3 3NB
  • Oaks Hospital - 120 Mile End Rd, Colchester, CO4 5XR

Schools

  • Colchester County High School for Girls - Norman Way, Colchester, CO3 3US
  • Colchester High School - Wellesley Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3HD
  • Colchester Royal Grammar School - 6 Lexden Rd, Colchester, CO3 3ND
 


What are average house prices like in Colchester?

The average property price in Colchester is £317,519.

You can find the average price per property type below:

Property typeDetachedSemi-detached TerracedFlats/Maisonettes
Average price£542,574£339,882£272,839£175,472


April 2023 property price data sourced from the Land Registry.


How much does council tax cost in Colchester?

Colchester Council sets council tax rates for Colchester. Residential property is allocated into one of eight council tax bands depending on value.

You can check the band of your property on the government website.

The 2023-2024 council tax bands in Colchester are:

Tax bandCharge

A

£1,317.00

B

£1,536.50

C

£1,756.00

D

£1,975.50

E

£2,414.50

F

£2,853.50

G

£3,359.63

H

£4,031.56


How are schools rated in Colchester?

There are 51 primary schools in Colchester, 17 secondaries and 8 sixth form and further education colleges in a 3 mile radius. Eight of that total are currently rated as outstanding by Ofsted. You can find out how your chosen school rates on the government website.

Colchester College also provides university-level education, while Manchester's three universities are all nearby.


Did you know?

Colchester is one of Britain's foremost historic towns, the first capital of Britain and ‘Britain's Oldest Recorded Town'. Housing over 260 species across 60 acres of parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is fantastic example of a modern conservation park.

It is reputed to be the home of three of the best known English nursery rhymes: 'Old King Cole', 'Humpty Dumpty' and 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star', although the legitimacy of all three claims is disputed.



"Comparing quotes can often cause more confusion than clarity. This is why we include all the standard charges in all of our quotations with guaranteed fixed legal fees, with an expert team on hand to give our customers complete  peace of mind." 

Joshua Harper

Head of Operations: Customer, Quality and Partners

No Completion No Fee is our promise that in the unfortunate event that your property transaction falls-through you will not be liable for any of the conveyancer’s fixed legal fees for the work completed.

To secure this benefit a fee, already included in your quote, is taken upon on deciding to go ahead with your transaction.

Should your transaction fall through, for whatever reason, we can hold this amount on account for your next transaction or provide a refund.

Your Fixed Legal Fee** quote from Homeward Legal ensures that you pay no more than we have quoted you for and is based on the information you’ve provided to us being true and accurate.

There are specific circumstances on a minority of transactions that may require additional charges that could not be foreseen at the outset.

A list of those charges and explanations can be found here with details of the potential cost. These will only be charged following discussion with your conveyancer with a clear explanation of what they are for.