Find out more about conveyancing in Isle of Wight

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

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Conveyancing in Isle of Wight: A mover's guide

Famed for festivals, yacht racing and dramatic cliffs, the Isle of Wight is very much an appealing location for home movers.

The Isle of Wight is certainly popular with water sports lovers and holidaymakers, but its compact size and easy access to the mainland add to the charm of this south coast island.

Keen to find out more about the Wight stuff? We have all you need to know about moving home and conveyancing on the Isle of Wight.

What does conveyancing in Isle of Wight involve?

Conveyancing is the term law professionals use for the process of buying and selling property. All the paperwork and legal formalities needed for buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity are conveyancing. For a property purchase on the Isle of Wight, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches on the property for buyers, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds. Homeward Legal only works with fully qualified and expert property law firms for all conveyancing on the Isle of Wight. Find out more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.


How do I get a quote for conveyancing on the Isle of Wight?

Our online quote builder gives you a quote for your transaction of choice in minutes. Simply enter a few crucial details about you, the transaction required and the property involved. We are also available seven days a week on . Why not arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you?


How much does conveyancing in the Isle of Wight cost?

There is no set price for conveyancing on the Isle of Wight because each transaction is unique. The final bill for conveyancing depends on such factors as the property's value and whether it is leasehold or freehold. For example, when buying, your Isle of Wight conveyancing costs will include searches, Land Registry fees, solicitors' fees, bank transfer fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax*** and more. There is more information in our guide to average conveyancing fees.

***Please Note; the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. This was due to end on 31 March, but it was announced in the 2021 Budget that it will now end on 30 June. After this date, the starting rate of stamp duty will be £250,000 until the end of September. Stamp duty will then return to the level of £125,000.

The conveyancing process explained

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

Where are Isle of Wight's best home-mover destinations?

The island's capital of Newport attracts a lot of home buyer attention, particularly for its period properties. For coastal living, Cowes, Shanklin, Ventnor and St Helens have great appeal, while the island's most easterly location of Bembridge is considered one of the most attractive places to live, thanks to its beautiful beaches, quirky shopping and picturesque pier.


How much is a typical property in Isle of Wight?

Property prices on the island can be high, particularly in those prized seaside locations. According to the most recent 2020 data from the Land Registry, the current average sold price for a home on the Isle of Wight is £227,417, well below the south-east regional average price of £332,147.


Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Isle of Wight?

Buying leasehold can occasionally be a more time-consuming process in conveyancing. This is because an Isle of Wight conveyancing solicitor must carry out specific enquiries related to a leasehold property. The response to those enquiries must come from the freeholder (landowner), and any delay can hold up a purchase transaction. You can read more about buying leasehold in our comprehensive guide.


Which council is responsible for schools in Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight Council is responsible for all state education on the island. You can find out how the island's schools and colleges are rated by Ofsted on the government's school comparison website.


Is there a flood risk to property in Isle of Wight?

The topography of an island such as the Isle of Wight means there is an enhanced risk of flooding, particularly in heavy rainfall and storms. To stay fully informed of any potential problems, ask your Isle of Wight conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search. The Environment Agency's guide to flood risk across England is a useful resource to show which areas are susceptible to flooding.


What kind of searches will I need for conveyancing in Isle of Wight?

Your Isle of Wight conveyancing solicitor will outline the essential conveyancing searches. Here are some of the most important:

  • Local authority search: Provides information on planning and on conservation areas, important when buying in the Isle of Wight where there are a total of 36 conservation areas.
  • Environmental search: Provides details of contaminated land and pollution, particularly on former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
  • Chancel repair liability search: Reveals if the property is responsible for this rare historic charge covering repairs to the local Church of England.

Did you know?

In 1901, Queen Victoria died while in residence at Osborne House, near Cowes on the island. Today the property, built in the Italian renaissance style, is run by English Heritage and is open to the public.

The Isle of Wight is one of the best-known areas for dinosaur history in the UK, with more than 20 species of the extinct creatures discovered here. Walk in the footsteps of these giants between Compton Bay and Yaverland where footprints can be seen at low tide.

Are you planning to buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property on the Isle of Wight? At Homeward Legal, we keep conveyancing simple and hassle-free. Get a quote online in a matter of moments, call us on or request a callback. We're here to help your Isle of Wight conveyancing go through without a hitch.


Towns and districts within this county include:

Bembridge, Binstead, Brading, Brighstone, Carisbrooke, Cowes, East-Cowes, Freshwater-Bay, Godshill, Gurnard, Lake, Niton, Ryde, Sandown, Seaview, Shanklin, Totland, Ventnor, Wootton-Bridge, Yarmouth