Find out more about conveyancing in Nottingham
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Nottingham, 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 Nottingham, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.
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You will not be charged any solicitors fees, if for any reason your transaction does not complete.
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With local experience, our solicitors will lead you through the whole of your sale or purchase.
Conveyancing in Nottingham: A mover's guide
Nottingham, the UK's ninth-largest city, is on the up, thanks to affordable homes and a high quality of living.
With one of the country's best public transport networks, a thriving arts scene and excellent shopping, Nottingham's appeal saw it named as one of the UK's Best Places to Live in the Times' 2020 listings.
Find out here all you need to know about conveyancing in Nottingham.
What does conveyancing in Nottingham involve?
Conveyancing simply the paperwork needed to buy and sell property, remortgage or transfer equity in a property. Whether you are buying or selling a home in Nottingham, a conveyancing solicitor will carry out all the legal formalities required to complete the transaction. This includes requesting searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring the necessary funds on completion day. All the solicitors we work with for Nottingham conveyancing are experienced and qualified professionals. You can find out more about Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.
How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Nottingham?
Use our online quote builder to get a quote in minutes for conveyancing in Nottingham. Simply enter a few details about yourself and the property involved. You can request a callback for a time that's convenient to you or call our team direct on . We are open seven days with late opening Monday to Friday.
Why should I choose a Nottingham conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
Here are some of the best reasons to choose Homeward Legal for your conveyancing in Nottingham:
- We don't use unnecessary legal jargon but always explain everything in plain English.
- We offer no-completion protection so you won't have any legal fees to pay if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Nottingham will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- All the conveyancing solicitors we work with are fully regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We put customer service first always. Check out the hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews to see our high customer satisfaction level.
*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 Nottingham cost?
The final price for a Nottingham conveyancing transaction depends on a number of factors, such as value of the property involved. Your conveyancing bill will include a number of charges, including solicitors' fees, Land Registry fees, surveyor costs and Stamp Duty Land Tax***. Other essential charges include searches and bank transfer fees. Read our guide to average conveyancing fees to get an idea of Nottingham conveyancing costs.
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 Nottingham?
The average price paid for a home in Nottingham in 2020 is £145,434, according to the most recent data from the Land Registry. Expect to pay an average £245,277 for a detached property and £160,056 for a semi-detached home. Terraced properties sell for an average £123,843 and flats and maisonettes for an average £111,510.
How much will I pay in council tax in Nottingham?
Nottingham City Council sets the council tax rates for the city. The way council tax works is that each residential property is allocated into one of eight council tax bands that depends on their valuation. You can find out which band your property is in on the government website.
For 2020-21, council tax bands in Nottingham are:
Are broadband speeds good in Nottingham?
The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire program aims to bring superfast fibre-optic broadband to more than 98 percent of the county by the end of 2020. This program is a £31million partnership between the county council, central government, Openreach and local district, borough and city councils. More than 86 percent of properties across the county already have access to superfast broadband. You can use a broadband comparison site to find out the best broadband speeds in your area.
Do Nottingham's schools top the class?
Within Nottingham, you'll find 82 primary schools, 29 secondary schools and 20 sixth-form and further education colleges. Of those, 18 are ranked as outstanding by Ofsted. Find out the rating of your chosen school on the government website.
Nottingham is home to two universities: the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
Will chancel repair liability affect my Nottingham property purchase?
Chancel repair liability is a historic right of certain Church of England parishes to demand land and property owners contribute to repairs to the church chancel or altar. This dates back to Henry VIII and the Reformation and you can read more about chancel liability in our detailed guide. Ask your Nottingham conveyancing solicitor about a chancel liability search, which will reveal if you have any potential future costs.
Does Nottingham have conservation areas I should know about?
The city of Nottingham currently has 31 designated conservation areas. These are areas with a noted architectural or historic quality that are governed by strict rules on what property owners can do. When buying in a conservation area, a conveyancing solicitor in Nottingham will order a local authority planning search, which will reveal any planning consents and permissions.
What risk is there of buying a property on contaminated land in Nottingham?
Contaminated land is usually one with an industrial history, such as mines, factories, steelworks and landfill. They can also include areas with naturally occurring contamination such as methane or radon. By law, Nottingham City Council must keep a register of all land identified as contaminated within its boundaries. When buying property, your Nottingham conveyancing solicitor will ask for an environmental search that will identify any contaminated land that could be an issue.
We intend to buy a property at auction in Nottingham - can you help?
We certainly can help with property auction conveyancing in Nottingham. Our nationwide panel of law firms have successfully completed thousands of transactions from property auctions, including sales at 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 developed a comprehensive guide for anyone considering buying a property at auction.
Did you know?
Best known as the baddie who tried to capture Robin Hood, Nottingham's homegrown hero, from robbing the rich to give to the poor, today the Sheriff of Nottingham is a more welcoming figure, promoting Nottingham to visitors. The current sheriff is Councillor Patience Uloma Ifediora.
HP Sauce was invented by grocer Frederick Gibson Garton in a factory in Nottingham in 1899. He named it HP after Houses of Parliament when he heard it was being served to MPs there.
Conveyancing in Nottingham made easy with Homeward Legal
Whether you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity, Homeward Legal works hard to ensure your Nottingham conveyancing goes smoothly from start to finish. Get a instant quote online or call now on to talk to our friendly team.
Areas within this city include:
Bradmore, Gedling, Woodborough