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Conveyancing in Hull Q & As

If you are selling, buying or remortgaging a home in Hull, you should instruct a property lawyer to take care of the legal side of the transaction on your behalf.

Our conveyancing solicitors at Homeward Legal have many years’ experience of conveyancing in Kingston-upon-Hull. Our highly proactive approach means we move you in the shortest time possible.

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Hull

  • By road: The primary road access is via the A63.
  • By rail: The nearest train station is Hull.
  • By air: Humberside Airport at Kirmington is approximately 21 miles from Hull.
  • Hospital: Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2JZ.
  • Council: Hull City Council (www.hullcc.gov.uk).

Can the former industrial site topsoil in Hull still be contaminated?

There are legislative rules in place to manage soil contamination. The local authority for Hull will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

Will the property solicitor’s title report identify the amount of council tax for a Hull apartment before exchange?

Your conveyancer will write to the relevant local council to find out the currently applicable council tax band and rates which will subsequently be set out in the conveyancing report on title. Council tax rates for homes in Hull are set out in detail online at the local authority website. The different rates for 2016/2017 are:

  • Band A - £980.31
  • Band B - £1,143.69
  • Band C - £1,307.07
  • Band D - £1,470.46
  • Band E - £1,797.23
  • Band F - £2,123.99
  • Band G - £2,450.77
  • Band H - £2,940.92
  • (Retrieved 3 February 2017)

Unforeseen personal circumstances require completion of the conveyancing on a leasehold apartment in a very limited time. Do you work with any fast solicitors in Hull?

Our carefully selected solicitors always adopt a very proactive approach to the conclusion of conveyancing for home-movers to meet the home-sellers’ needs. Homeward Legal’s solicitors’ method is different from other firms - we always use new online, automated systems. More importantly, we allocate you a conveyancing property lawyer prepared to communicate by phone and email to the whole property chain (the line of buyers and sellers).

Which Hull mortgage lender panels are your solicitors on?

Of all the lenders with local offices near Hull, we work in conjunction with most of them. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Hull include:

  • Mortgage Shoppe, 955 Spring Bank West, Hull, HU5 5HD

We are hoping to move out of our detached property in Hull to a new home in Malden. At what stage should we appoint a removals firm?

Homeward Legal always encourages buyers to hold off lining up a removals company until such time as contracts have been formally exchanged. In advance of this, in all probability, a final date will not have been set, which may add extra cost to the removals. For more information, speak to:

  • Coyle Transport, 46 Abbey Way, Hull, HU5 1DA (Tel: 01482 343062)
  • A Star Removals, Unit 1, Victoria Gardens, Victoria Avenue, Hull, HU5 3ED (Tel: 01482 704247)

My partner and I are buying a residence near a 14th Century priory in Hull. Do we need to order a chancel search?

The result of a landmark case in 2003 confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. A number of sources are used to identify liability including parish records. Hull churches where chancel liability may apply include:

  • St. Martin’s, North Road, Hull, HU4 6DD
  • St. Nicholas, Junction of Hessle High Road and Pickering Road, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 6SA
  • St. John’s, Clough Road, Hull HU6 7PA

What causes the purchase conveyancing process in Hull to appear so drawn out?

Conveyancing may be held up for a variety of reasons. The causes are beyond the solicitors' power (for example, delays created by problems with arranging a mortgage for someone in the chain). We aim to minimise their impact and cost by chasing for prompt responses.

The current owner has unfortunately added inappropriate window frames on the home which might possibly break Altrincham Ashley Heath conservation area guidelines. What do I need to do?

A lawyer is required to check whether the property is affected by a conservation area and, if so, whether any alterations have the requisite permission from the Kingston-upon-Hull council.

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