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

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Conveyancing in Hull: A mover's guide

Situated where the River Hull meets the Humber estuary, the city of Kingston-upon-Hull (to give it its official title) is one of England's great industrial centres.

A hub for shipping and the fishing industry, today Hull has undergone a great renaissance, culminating in 2017 with the title of UK City of Culture. With affordable housing, an excellent retail and restaurant scene and a dramatic backdrop of the East Riding of Yorkshire in the county's only coastal city, Hull has lots to offer homebuyers.

Considering a move to the East Riding? Read on for the answers to all your questions about conveyancing in Hull.

What does conveyancing in Hull involve?

Conveyancing is the process of buying and selling property and land and changing the ownership. It involves all the paperwork and legal formalities for sale and purchase, remortgaging and a transfer of equity from a property. Your Hull conveyancing solicitor will carry out a number of activities, such as requesting searches, negotiating on price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds on the day of completion. We only work with fully qualified Hull conveyancing solicitors. Read more here about Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.


How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Hull?

Our online quote builder will give you an instant quote for conveyancing in Hull. You'll be asked for a few details about you and the property, then 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 Hull cost?

There is no simple answer to how much conveyancing in Derby will cost. Each transaction depends on factors such as the value of the property involved, whether the property is freehold or leasehold and how many searches are required. A Hull conveyancing transaction will include solicitors' and Land Registry fees plus 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 Hull, check out our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020.

**In July 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on certain properties until March 31, 2021.

The conveyancing process explained

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

How much does the average property cost in Hull?

The most recent sold house price data from the Land Registry puts the cost of the average property in Hull at £116,639. A detached home will cost an average £218,220 and a semi-detached £133,210. Expect to pay on average £100,856 for a terraced property and £83,147 for a maisonette or flat.


What will my council tax be in Hull?

Hull City Council is the local authority that sets the city's council tax rates. A residential property is placed in one of eight bands depending on its valuation. You can find out which band your property is in on the government's valuation website.

Here are the 2020-21 council tax rates in Hull:

Tax BandCharges
Band A£1,160.55
Band B£1,353.97
Band C£1,547.39
Band D£1,740.82
Band E£2,127.67
Band F£2,514.51
Band G£2,901.37
Band H£3,481.64

How good are broadband speeds in Hull?

Research by Ofcom has revealed that the city of Hull saw the biggest improvement in broadband speed in the 12 months to April 2020, with an average speed up to 131.4Mbps. All areas of the city have access to superfast broadband. You can use your postcode and a broadband comparison website to find out the expected speeds at your new home.


How do schools rate in Hull?

Hull has 56 primary schools, 14 secondary and eight sixth form and further education colleges. Ofsted has rated 14 of those schools as outstanding. Check how your chosen school rates on the government's school performance website.

The city is home to the University of Hull, which welcomes around 16,000 students every academic year.


Do we need a flood-risk search when buying in Hull?

Hull has been affected in recent years by flooding. Some areas of the city have been built on reclaimed land or are below sea level. The Hull tidal surge barrier is located where the River Hull meets the Humber estuary and is lowered whenever there is a risk of a higher-than-usual tide to protect around 10,000 homes from flooding. The environment agency provides a flood-risk site, which will allow you to check if your proposed property purchase is in a flood-risk area. The best move is to ask your Hull conveyancing solicitor to commission a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential threat from all types of flooding.


Is contaminated land an issue in Hull?

Hull's long industrial history, including shipbuilding, shipping, fishing and pharmaceuticals, means that some former sites of factories etc may be contaminated. This land must be remediated (cleaned up) before it can be used again. Hull City Council must by law keep a register of all identified contaminated land. When a conveyancing solicitor in Hull orders an environmental search from the council, the results will reveal any potential issue around contaminated land.


What do I need to know about chancel repair liability and buying property in Hull?

Chancel repair is a historic charge that goes back to Henry VIII, the reformation and the establishment of the Church of England. Some land or property within the boundaries of a parish church may be responsible for any repairs to the chancel or altar. Our informative guide tells you all you need to know. Your Hull conveyancing solicitor will advise you if you need to order a chancel repair liability search when buying property in Hull.


Does Hull have conservation areas property buyers should know of?

Within Hull, there are currently 26 conservation areas that have been identified as places of special architectural or historical importance. These include the Georgian New Town and the Old Town. Stricter planning rules apply to these areas; for example, on replacement windows and doors, on cutting down trees and even on putting up a satellite dish. Your conveyancing solicitor in Hull will instruct a local authority search that will reveal any current or historic planning consents for your chosen property.


We're buying a property at auction in Hull - can you help?

Yes, we can definitely help with all property auction conveyancing in Hull. Our nationwide panel of property law firms have a great deal of experience in completing property transactions from auctions, including from 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 comprehensive guide to conveyancing for auction property that explains all you need to know.


Did you know?

Hull is the birthplace of a number of famous people, including the poets Philip Larkin and Stevie Smith. But its most famous resident is probably William Wilberforce, the evangelical Christian and Hull MP who led the movement to abolish slavery in the early 19th century.

Hull is home to one of the UK's strangest street names. The Land of Green Ginger is in the city's Old Town. And, despite the speculation over where the name came from, its origins remain a mystery.

Whatever service you need for conveyancing in Hull - buying or selling, remortgaging or transferring equity - Homeward Legal is here to make the process as simple and cost-effective as possible. Get an instant quote online now or call to talk to our team. We're open late Monday to Friday and from 10am until 4pm every Saturday and Sunday.


Areas within this city include:

Ashton, Brandesburton, England-Springs, Kingston-upon-Hull, Kirk-Ella