Find out more about conveyancing in Liverpool
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Liverpool, 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 Liverpool, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Liverpool: A mover's guide
One of the UK's great cities, Liverpool is famous for its music, its sport, its culture and its people.
This city is also one that's continually growing, with its Victorian and Edwardian properties much sought-after and new-builds attracting more families to the area.
Whether you already live on the Mersey or are ready to make a move to England's north-west, we answer all your crucial questions about conveyancing in Liverpool.
What is involved in conveyancing in Liverpool?
Conveyancing is simply all the paperwork and legal formalities required to buy and sell property. Any current homeowner who wants to remortgage or transfer equity from a property will also need the services of a conveyancing solicitor in Liverpool. The legal work includes requesting searches, negotiating on the price, exchanging contracts and transferring the funds to complete the transaction. For Liverpool conveyancing, we only work with fully qualified professional law firms. Read more about our conveyancing services here.
How do I get a quote for Liverpool conveyancing?
Click on our online quote builder for an instant quote for the Liverpool conveyancing services you need. All we need are a few details about you and the property involved in your transaction. You'll 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.
Why should I choose a Liverpool conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
There are lots of good reasons to choose Homeward Legal for your Liverpool conveyancing. For a start, we always offer first-class customer service and competitive quotes and we:
- We always keep things simple, explaining everything in plain English with no unnecessary legal jargon to complicate conveyancing.
- We protect your finances with our no-completion protection. This means you won't pay any legal fees if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Liverpool will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- All the conveyancing solicitors on our nationwide panel are fully regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We put customers first every single time. And we've got hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews from satisfied customers who appreciate our care and service.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Liverpool cost?
The final bill for conveyancing in Liverpool will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the value of the property and the number of searches required. A conveyancing transaction in Liverpool will involve solicitors' fees, Land Registry fees, surveyor costs and Stamp Duty Land Tax*** for buyers, plus search fees and bank transfer charges. Our guide to average conveyancing fees will give you an idea of the costs involved in conveyancing in Liverpool.
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.
What are average house prices like in Liverpool?
Liverpool is one of the UK's more affordable cities: 2020 figures from the Land Registry show that the average sale price of residential property is £131,866. A detached home costs on average £256,766 with a semi-detached costing an average £159,930. Terraced homes achieve an average sale price of £113,185 with maisonettes and flats an average £105,172.
What will I pay in council tax in Liverpool?
Liverpool City Council sets council tax rates for the city. Each property is allocated into one of eight bands, depending on the property's valuation. Check out which band your property is in on the government website.
In Liverpool, council tax bands for 2020-21 are:
How good are Liverpool's broadband speeds?
Liverpool is home to a large number of digital start-up businesses and, thanks to the superfast broadband speeds, those businesses are thriving. The city is also one of the few UK locations offering Hyperoptic services, which is the UK's fastest broadband provider.
Do schools in Liverpool make the grade?
The city of Liverpool has 120 primary schools and 29 secondary schools and sixth form colleges. Of those, 27 are rated outstanding by Ofsted. You can check the rating of local schools in the area you're buying on the Ofsted website.
Liverpool is home to three universities, bringing a diverse student population to the city. They are the City of Liverpool University, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Hope University.
I want to buy a flat next door to a church in Liverpool - do I need a chancel liability search?
Chancel repairs are a historic liability affecting Church of England parishes across England and Wales. Our detailed guide explains exactly what's involved in chancel liability. In short, land or property that lies within the boundaries of a historic Church of England parish may be responsible for repairs to the church's chancel or altar. It's important that your Liverpool conveyancing solicitor orders a chancel liability search, which will reveal any potential future costs. Where the property you're buying does have chancel liability, your solicitor can advise on purchasing indemnity insurance.
Does Liverpool have any conservation areas that might affect my purchase?
The city of Liverpool currently has 36 conservation areas that protect around 19,000 properties. A conservation area is one with special architectural or historic quality, and any property within this area must follow strict rules on repair and modernisation. Conservation areas in Liverpool include Albert Dock, Knotty Ash and Sefton Park, but new areas can be added to the current list. A local authority search by your Liverpool conveyancing solicitor will reveal any historic or current planning consent or permissions related to your property purchase. If any alterations - for example, replacement doors and windows or external cladding - have been done without permission, your solicitor can advise on your options, which can include applying for retrospective planning permission or buying indemnity insurance.
Liverpool has a long industrial history - how worried should I be about buying on contaminated land?
By law, Liverpool City Council must keep a register of all contaminated land that's been identified in the city. This is usually former industrial sites - factories, landfill, steelworks and mines, for example - but can also include any area where there has been pollution or a spillage. The council has its own guide for anyone buying property who is concerned about contaminated land - download the guide here. As part of the searches required during conveyancing in Liverpool, your solicitor can order an environmental search that will identify any contaminated land in the area around the property you want to buy.
I'm buying at property auction in Liverpool - can you help?
We can definitely help with all property auction conveyancing in Liverpool. Homeward Legal works with a carefully selected and vetted nationwide panel of property law firms who have lots of experience in providing conveyancing services for residential and commercial auction. Our conveyancing solicitors have completed auction conveyancing transactions 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. Read our comprehensive guide to conveyancing for auction property to find out more. If you haven't bought at auction before, it's best to instruct your conveyancing solicitor before making an offer. This will give the lawyer time to look at the lot's legal pack and allow them to complete the purchase transaction within the deadline, which is usually 28 days.
Did you know?
The Guinness Book of Records says Liverpool is the capital of pop, having produced more No.1 artists than anywhere else. No surprise when this is the home of the Beatles!
The Albert Dock, most recently the backdrop to ITV's This Morning, and the city's waterfront is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The designation, awarded in 2004, recognises the city's importance as one of the world's great shipping and commercial centres.
Conveyancing in Liverpool is simple with Homeward Legal
Whatever service you need for conveyancing in Liverpool, Homeward Legal will make the process simple and cost-effective. Get an instant quote online at any time or talk directly to our team on about conveyancing for a property purchase or sale, remortgaging a current home or a transfer of equity. We're open seven days for your convenience.
Areas within this city include:
Grassendale, Hightown, Litherland, Lunt, Norris-Green, Speke