Find out more about conveyancing in East Riding of Yorkshire

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Conveyancing in the East Riding of Yorkshire: A mover's guide

For lovers of the great outdoors and dramatic land and seascapes, there is no greater lure than the East Riding of Yorkshire.

This is a historic county that's renowned for its natural beauty but even more prized for its affordable homes.

Read on for all the information you will need about a home move and conveyancing in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

What does conveyancing in the East Riding of Yorkshire involve?

Conveyancing is the term used for the process of buying and selling property, including all the paperwork and legal formalities for buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in the East Riding, they will start the process, including requesting searches on the property for buyers, negotiating the price with the other party's solicitor, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Find out more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.

How do I get a quote conveyancing in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

Our online quote builder will give you an instant quote for the East Riding conveyancing services you need. Simply provide a few details about you and the property involved in your transaction and get a quote in minutes. You can also get a quick 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 the East Riding of Yorkshire cost?

There is no simple answer to how much conveyancing in the East Riding will cost. As each transaction is unique, the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved or whether it is leasehold or freehold. A conveyancing transaction for a property purchase will include solicitors' and Land Registry fees and costs for a surveyor and Stamp Duty Land Tax*** for a buyer. The final bill will also include fees for searches and bank transfers. For an idea of conveyancing costs in the East Riding, our guide to average conveyancing fees covers all the crucial details.

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.

Where are the best home-mover destinations in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

The East Riding has the ideal blend of rural and seaside spots for those who like a traditional location. Hull is the county's only city and offers a combination of historic and more modern accommodation, from Victorian terraces to brand-new apartment blocks.

Beverley is one of the most popular home-mover destinations, thanks to its spacious family homes and character-filled architecture. By the coast, Bridlington is a charming spot, with golden sands and harbour overlooked by Georgian homes and modern apartments.

Other excellent East Riding spots to consider are Driffield, Withernsea and Goole.

How much is the average property in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

Much of the East Riding certainly falls into the affordable category: the most recent data from the Land Registry's sold property prices puts the average home in the county at £184,312, but in the City of Kingston-upon-Hull council area, average sold prices in 2020 are just £116,876. Check out the data on sold property prices for East Riding of Yorkshire and each of its cities and towns at the Land Registry.

Will conveyancing in the East Riding of Yorkshire be slower for leasehold?

There are four million leasehold properties across England and Wales. These are properties where a leaseholder only owns the property itself but not the land on which it stands. The land is then leased for a specific period, usually decades and sometimes centuries. When buying, a home mover must be certain of their legal rights and how long they may be entitled to live in their new home. When you instruct an East Riding of Yorkshire conveyancing solicitor for a leasehold property purchase, they will make enquiries about the leasehold from the freeholder (landowner). The transaction cannot complete without this information, which can often be delayed and hold up a sale. We've got more information in our detailed guide to buying leasehold.

Which council has control of schooling in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

There are two local authorities operating within the county: East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council. Each is responsible for primary and secondary schools, sixth-form colleges and further education colleges in their area. There are also several independent, academy and religious schools within the county. Use the government's school comparison website to find out the Ofsted ranking of your chosen school.

Is there an increased flood risk for property in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

With the long Humber Estuary and a North Sea coastline, allied to a hilly landscape, the East Riding is unfortunately a high flood-risk area. For peace of mind, wherever you are buying, your East Riding of Yorkshire conveyancing solicitor will instruct a flood-risk search. You can use the Environment Agency's guide to flood risk across England to explore the area first.

What searches do I need for East Riding of Yorkshire conveyancing?

A conveyancing solicitor for an East Riding property purchase will conduct a series of searches to complete your transaction. Check out our helpful guide. The following searches may be particularly relevant to East Riding conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, such as Beverley Minster and Flamborough.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around Hull with a history of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: A crucial search for any East Riding property purchase because of historic coal and iron mining activity, which will reveal the location of mine shafts and tunnels.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A historic charge that is related to responsibility for repairs to a Church of England parish church.

Did you know?

The Humber Bridge, which connects the East Riding to Lincolnshire across the Humber estuary, was opened to traffic in 1981 and held the record as the world's longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.

Visitors can climb the 144 steps of the now-decommissioned Withernsea lighthouse for superb sea views. Now a lifeboat museum for the RNLI, the lighthouse features a memorial to 1950s actress Kay Kendall, who was born in the town and starred in several hit films before her untimely death at the age of just 32.

Are you planning to buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property in the East Riding? Get a quote online in a matter of moments, call us on or request a callback. Conveyancing in the East Riding doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help your move go without a hitch.

Towns and districts within this county include:

Anlaby, Beverley, Bridlington, Brough, Bubwith, Cherry-Burton, Cottingham, Driffield, East-Riding-of-Yorkshire, East-Riding-Villages, Flamborough, Gilberdyke, Goole, Hedon, Hessle, Holme-On-Spalding-Moor, Hornsea, Howden, Leconfield, Leven, Market-Weighton, Nafferton, North-Cave, North-Ferriby, North-Newbald, Pocklington, Rawcliffe, Snaith, South-Cave, Stamford-Bridge, Swanland, Tickton, Victoria-Dock, Walkington, Welton, Wilberfoss, Willerby, Withernsea