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

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Conveyancing in North Yorkshire: A mover's guide

From wild moors and a rugged cliffy coastline that inspired the greatest writers to delightful scenic valleys and historic towns, North Yorkshire is without doubt one of the best places to live in England.

The North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the Vale of York combine to make up this glorious county.

Whatever type of home you have in mind, we've got you'll need about conveyancing in North Yorkshire.

What does conveyancing in North Yorkshire involve?

When we talk about conveyancing, we mean the term used for the all the paperwork and legal formalities involved in buying, selling, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in North Yorkshire, they will start the process, including requesting searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works only with fully qualified solicitors for all conveyancing in North Yorkshire. There's lots more about our conveyancing services here.


How do I get a quote conveyancing in North Yorkshire?

Use our online quote builder to get a quote for conveyancing in North Yorkshire on screen in minutes. All we need is some information about your transaction, about you and the property. You can also call our team seven days a week on . Or arrange a callback at a time more convenient to you


How much does conveyancing cost in North Yorkshire?

It's safe to say no one-price-fits-all for conveyancing in North Yorkshire. Each transaction is unique, and the final bill will depend on factors such as the value of the property involved. A North Yorkshire 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 North Yorkshire, we've prepared a guide to average conveyancing fees.

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 North Yorkshire's best home-mover destinations?

Traditionally part of the Yorkshire Ridings, North Yorkshire has much to admire - and many areas to covet. On its rugged coastline lies Whitby, its ruined abbey brooding over the town that inspired Dracula, while the much-loved seaside resort of Scarborough is just to the south. Between these is picturesque Robin's Hood Bay, while another great seaside destination in Filey is close to the border with the East Riding.

Other desirable locations for home movers include the spa town of Harrogate, the military town of Richmond, Tadcaster and Knaresborough. Further south is Selby, while Skipton, closer to the West Yorkshire border, is a bustling market town.


How much does an average property cost in North Yorkshire?

Property in North Yorkshire is much sought-after, so expect property prices to reflect that. According to the most recent data from the Land Registry, in the county of North Yorkshire, the average property sells for £227,335 in 2020. That's compared to an English average of £254,688. In desirable Harrogate, the average property price is £288,404, while in the Scarborough Borough Council area, which includes Whitby, the average house sells for £170,564. In Richmondshire, the average property price is £216,308.


Is conveyancing in North Yorkshire slower when buying a leasehold property?

Occasionally conveyancing for leasehold in North Yorkshire can proceed a little more slowly. This is because your solicitor must make specific enquiries about the lease from the freeholder or landowner. The leasehold information pack provides details on how long the lease has left to run and on any additional fees or management charges. The transaction cannot be completed without this information. Our guide to buying leasehold explains all you need to know.


Which council has control of schooling in North Yorkshire?

North Yorkshire County Council is the education authority providing state school services across the county. There are also independent, academy and church schools available in North Yorkshire. To find out the Ofsted ranking of your chosen school, simply log on to the government's school comparison website.


Is there an increased flood risk for property in North Yorkshire?

North Yorkshire includes the Yorkshire Dales and the Vales of York and Mowbray, which - like every area of England - have experienced increasingly heavy rainfall and storms, causing flash floods and other issues. Talk to your North Yorkshire conveyancing solicitor about a flood-risk search. The Environment Agency's guide to flood risk across England is a useful resource, too.


What searches do I need for North Yorkshire conveyancing?

Your North Yorkshire conveyancing solicitor will explain the conveyancing searches needed for your property purchase. Here are some of the most important:

  • Mining search: The Selby coalfield in the southern area of North Yorkshire was an important part of UK mining historically. This search will reveal the whereabouts of historic tunnels and mine shafts not only around Selby but across the whole county.
  • Local authority search: Important for planning and information on conservation areas, such as Harrogate and Whitby.
  • Environmental search: Reveals details of contaminated land and pollution, usually former industrial sides and brownfield land development.
  • HS2 search: The second phase of the HS2 high-speed rail link is expected to cross North Yorkshire. To ensure your property purchase is not affected by the route of the rail line, your conveyancing solicitor will instruct an HS2 search.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic relating to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England.

Did you know?

Harrogate hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982. A year after Bucks Fizz had won the contest for the UK, the spa town's conference centre welcomed the cream of European performers with Nicole claiming the crown for Germany for the first time.

One of the most distinctive features of the Yorkshire Dales is the dry-stone walls that separate its fields. Some date back to the 13th century, and there are believed to be more than 5,000 miles of them.

Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property in North Yorkshire, Homeward Legal makes conveyancing easy and cost-effective. Get a quote online or call us on . You can also request a callback at a time that suits you.


Towns and districts within this county include:

Acklam, Barton-le-Willows, Bedale, Brompton, Catterick-Garrison, Dunnington, Easingwold, Filey, Great-Ayton, Guisborough, Harrogate, Hawes, Haxby, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Knaresborough, Leyburn, Malton, Marske-By-The-Sea, Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Nunthorpe, Ormesby, Pickering, Redcar, Redcar-and-Cleveland, Ripon, Robin-Hoods-Bay, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, Scarborough, Selby, Settle, Sherburn-In-Elmet, Skipton, Stokesley, Tadcaster, Thirsk, Thornaby-on-Tees, Whitby, Yorkshire-Dales