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

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Conveyancing in Derbyshire: A mover's guide

One of England's most picturesque counties - and within easy reach of the bigger cities - Derbyshire has great appeal for home movers and buyers.

The Peak District National Park is, of course, a big draw for those who love the great outdoors. But Derbyshire has lots to offer those who want urban living and all its advantages, as well as those looking for a quiet time in the country.

Want to know more about moving to the east Midlands? We've got it all covered in our guide to conveyancing in Derbyshire.

What does conveyancing in Derbyshire involve?

When you buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property, conveyancing is the term used for the paperwork and legal formalities that are part of the process. For example, if you are buying a home in Derbyshire, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Derbyshire conveyancing solicitors take care of all the legal work on your behalf. There's more information on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.


How do I get a quote conveyancing in Derbyshire?

For a quote for conveyancing in Derbyshire, head to our online quote builder. You'll get an instant quote on screen and confirmation via email. Or you can call Homeward Legal on seven days a week to talk direct to our team. For your convenience, you can arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you.


How much does conveyancing in Derbyshire cost?

Each transaction is unique, so it's impossible to give an exact figure for how much Derbyshire conveyancing costs. The value of the property involved will affect the price, as will its tenure - whether it is leasehold or freehold. For a property purchase in Derbyshire, conveyancing costs will include search, Land Registry fees, solicitors' and bank transfer fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax* and more. You can find out more in our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020.

*In July 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday. This applies to properties up to a value of £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland until March 31, 2021.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Derbyshire's best home-mover destinations?

From the busy city of Derby to the spa town of Buxton and the market towns of Glossop and Chesterfield, Derbyshire has a lot to offer those who want a busy urban life. Matlock replaced Derby as the county town in 1977 and is another desirable location.

Peak District villages such as Edale, Tideswell and Parwich and bigger towns including Ashbourne and Melbourne are also on the radar of discerning home buyers.


How much does an average property cost in Derbyshire?

For an idea of how much an average property will cost in Derbyshire, check out the Land Registry's data on sold property prices. House prices vary across the county. For example, in the city of Derby, the average property sells for £162,776, compared to a Derbyshire-wide average of £186,872. Property prices are much higher in the Derbyshire Dales, which covers those Peak District locations, hitting an average £279,413 in 2020.


Is conveyancing in Derbyshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

England has two main types of property tenure: leasehold and freehold. There are around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, mostly flats and apartments but many houses, too. Leaseholders only own the property and not the land on which it stands, which remains in the ownership of a freeholder (landowner). Buying leasehold can occasionally be more complicated and take a little longer because a Derbyshire conveyancing solicitor must make specific enquiries related to a purchase. Our detailed guide to buying leasehold will tell you all you need to know.


Which council has control of schooling in Derbyshire?

There are 10 local authorities across Derbyshire, but only two have responsibility for state education: Derbyshire County Council and the City of Derby Council. Along with state primary, secondary and sixth-form colleges, there are many independent and academy schools to choose from. Check the Ofsted ratings for your chosen school on the government website.


Does Derbyshire property have an increased flood risk?

Heavier rainfall and storms over recent years have led to serious flooding events across all areas of England. Parts of Derbyshire are at increased risk of flooding because of the many rivers such as the Trent and the Derwent and the hilly landscape. Wherever you are buying in Derbyshire, your conveyancing solicitor can instruct a flood-risk search to reveal any potential threat. The Environment Agency's guide to flood risk across England can provide more information.


What searches do I need for Derbyshire conveyancing?

When buying property in Derbyshire, a conveyancing solicitor will explain the essential searches required to complete your transaction. We have created an informative guide to all searches needed for conveyancing. These are some of the most common:

  • Local authority search: Details planning consents and provides information on conservation areas.
  • Mining search: Derbyshire's history of lead mining makes this search crucial for identifying areas of old mining shafts and tunnels.
  • Environmental search: Will show any contaminated land and pollution, such as former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England.

Is Derbyshire good for commuters?

Derbyshire is expected to benefit from the new east Midlands hub station at Toton, which is being developed as part of the HS2 (high-speed) rail link from London to Birmingham. Current rail services across the county provide links to London, Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham.

The M1 is easily accessible to the east of Derby, connecting north and south. Derbyshire County Council has information on all public transport available across the county.

Did you know?

The package holiday was born in Derbyshire. Thomas Cook, who hailed from Melbourne, invented the first paid excursion in 1841, an 11-mile train trip from Leicester to Loughborough.

The Bakewell tart takes its name from the Derbyshire town of the same name, but little evidence exists to suggest the sweet treat was invented there. What was certainly created there was the Bakewell pudding, said to have been made by accident by the cook at the White Horse Inn.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in Derbyshire, conveyancing can seem like a complicated process. Here at Homeward Legal, our job is to remove any worry. Get a quote online or call us on . You can also request a callback at a time that suits you.


Towns and districts within this county include:

Alfreton, Allenton, Allestree, Alvaston, Ashbourne, Aston-on-Trent, Bakewell, Barlborough, Belper, Bolsover, Borrowash, Buxton, Chaddesden, Chapel-En-Le-Frith, Chellaston, Chesterfield, Clowne, Darley-Abbey, Dronfield, Duffield, Glossop, Heanor, High-Peak, Hilton, Hope, Hope-Valley, Ilkeston, Killamarsh, Long-Eaton, Matlock, Melbourne, Mickleover, New-Mills, Oakwood, Peak-District, Repton, Ripley, Sandiacre, Shirebrook, South-Normanton, Swadlincote, Tibshelf, Whaley-Bridge, Wirksworth