Find out more about conveyancing in Coventry

If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Coventry, 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 Coventry, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.

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Conveyancing in Coventry: A mover's guide

In 2021, Coventry will become the latest UK City of Culture following in the footsteps of Derry and Hull. And that event isn't the only reason to relocate to this buzzing Midlands city.

Famous for its regeneration after the wartime blitz, Coventry has a great variety of property to choose from, including Victorian terraces, 1920s semi-detached homes and more modern, post-war family properties.

Here we answer all the crucial questions needed to consider when looking for conveyancing in Coventry.

What is involved in conveyancing in Coventry?

The term used by law professionals for buying and selling property, conveyancing involves all the paperwork and legal formalities to complete the process. A current homeowner looking to remortgage or for a transfer of equity will also need a conveyancing solicitor. Once instructed, your Coventry conveyancing solicitor will instruct searches on a property for a buyer, negotiate the price, exchange the contracts and, finally, transfer the funds on completion day. Our Coventry conveyancing law firms are all experienced and fully qualified legal professionals. You can read more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.

How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Coventry?

Our online quote builder will give you a quote for the conveyancing in Coventry services you need in a matter of minutes. Just answer some simple questions about yourself and the property involved. You can also call our team . We're open seven days a week and will call you back at a time that suits.

How much does conveyancing in Coventry cost?

The price of conveyancing in Coventry will depend on several factors, such as the value of the property involved. Your final bill will include solicitors' fees, surveyor costs, Stamp Duty Land Tax***, Land Registry fees, searches and bank transfer charges. Our guide to average conveyancing fees gives some idea of the costs involved in conveyancing for a Coventry property.

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 Coventry?

The most recent 2020 figures from the Land Registry show that the average price of a property in Coventry is £192,346. Digging into the data reveals that a detached property fetches an average sold price of £363,214, a semi-detached £229,003 and a terraced £170,469. Flats and maisonettes achieve an average sold price of £122,315.

What will I pay in council tax in Coventry?

The local authority, Coventry City 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 Coventry are:

Tax BandCharges
Band A£1,272.58
Band B£1,484.68
Band C£1,696.77
Band D£1,908.88
Band E£2,333.07
Band F£2,757.26
Band G£3,181.46
Band H£3,817.75

Are broadband speeds good in Coventry?

Coventry benefits from excellent superfast broadband, thanks to the Vodafone and City Fibre fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) programme. Almost every home and business in the city now has access to gigabit-speed broadband, ensuring anyone working from home has excellent download and working speeds. Pop your postcode into a broadband comparison site to check speeds where you're moving to.

How do schools rate in Coventry?

In Coventry, there are 88 primary schools, 26 secondary and 27 sixth form and further education colleges. Of those schools, 11 are rated outstanding by Ofsted. You can look into how your preferred school rates on the Ofsted website.

There are two university campuses in Coventry - the University of Coventry and the University of Warwick - bringing a large student population into the city.

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

Coventry has a long and illustrious religious history so ensuring your property buy in the city isn't affected by chancel repair liability is a must. This is a history liability dating back to the Reformation and the formation of the Church of England and relates to repairs to a church's chancel or altar. Read more in our comprehensive guide to chancel liability repair. When buying property in the area, your Coventry conveyancing solicitor will order a chancel liability search. Where such a liability is relevant to your purchase, your solicitor will advise on your options, including purchasing indemnity insurance to protect against future costs.

Does Coventry have conservation areas that might affect my property buy?

There are currently 16 conservation areas in Coventry, which are all areas deemed to be of special historical or architectural interest. These currently include Lady Herbert's Garden and the Burges, Chapelfields and Ivy Farm Lane. All land and property within a conservation area must stick by stricter rules on development and alteration. When you buy within a conservation area, a Coventry conveyancing solicitor will order local authorities searches, including planning searches. These will show if any alterations - such as replacement windows and doors, for example - have been carried out on the property and if those were done with planning consent.

How widespread is the issue of contaminated land in Coventry?

Contaminated land usually involves former industrial sites, including mines and steelworks, factories and landfill. Substances buried on the land could be a potential pollutant threat. By law, Coventry City Council must maintain a register of all contaminated land that has been identified. Your conveyancing solicitor in Coventry will ask for an environmental search to identify any possible contaminated land that might affect your purchase.

Should I instruct a conveyancing solicitor before I buy a property at auction in Coventry?

Yes, we always advise anyone intending to buy a property at auction to get their legal team in place before making an offer on any lot. This gives a conveyancing solicitor in Coventry time to examine the lot's legal pack and ensure the necessary paperwork can be completed within the auction deadline, which is usually 28 days. Our nationwide panel of carefully vetted law firms have completed property auction transactions from sales at the likes of Auction House London, Allsop (commercial and residential), Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Acuitus, Phillip Arnold Auctions, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers & Norris. We've created a detailed guide to give you the information you need for buying property at auction.

Will the HS2 route affect my Coventry property buy?

The high-speed rail link connecting London to Birmingham, HS2's route crosses the south-west corner of the city of Coventry boundaries. A conveyancing solicitor in Coventry is likely to advise that an HS2 search be carried out to give you peace of mind that your proposed buy won't be affected by any compulsory purchase order.

Did you know?

Coventry has three cathedrals. The first, St Mary's, was destroyed by Henry VIII. The second, St Michael's, was destroyed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The third, designed by Sir Basil Spence and consecrated in 1962, has been voted as the UK's most popular 20th-century building.

The origins of the phrase “sent to Coventry” are in the English Civil War when captured royalist soldiers were imprisoned in the pro-parliamentary city of Coventry.

Homeward Legal's focus on customer service means we are dedicated to ensuring your Coventry conveyancing journey is a smooth and quick one. No matter if you are buying or selling, looking to remortgage or for a transfer of equity, you can get an instant quote online 24/7. Alternative we are open seven days when you can talk directly to Homeward Legal's friendly and professional team on . Arrange a callback and we'll contact you at the most convenient time for you.

Areas within this city include:

Balsall-Common, Brinklow