Find out more about conveyancing in Nottinghamshire
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Nottinghamshire, 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 Nottinghamshire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Nottinghamshire: A mover's guide
One of England's most historic counties and featuring rural idylls and lively market towns, Nottinghamshire is considered one of the most family-friendly locations in which to live.
The plethora of country parks, including Sherwood Forest, ensure this landlocked county still has much to offer those who love outdoor living.
Eager to move to the east Midlands? Find out all you need to know in our guide to conveyancing in Nottinghamshire.
What does conveyancing in Nottinghamshire involve?
When you buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property, conveyancing is the term used for the paperwork and legal formalities that are part of the process. When you are buying a home in Nottinghamshire, a conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate the price, exchange contracts and transfer the funds on completion day. Our Nottinghamshire conveyancing solicitors take care of all the legal work on your behalf. There's more information on Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.
How do I get a quote conveyancing in Nottinghamshire?
Get an instant quote for conveyancing in Nottinghamshire on our online quote builder. All we need is some information about your transaction, yourself and the property. Or you can call Homeward Legal on seven days a week to talk direct to our team. For your convenience, you can arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you.
Why should I choose a Nottinghamshire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
With first-class customer service and competitive quotes, Homeward Legal makes sense for all Nottinghamshire conveyancing services. Here are some other good reasons to choose Homeward Legal:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Nottinghamshire will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- We only work with conveyancing solicitors regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
- We never use complicated or unnecessary jargon and always explain the conveyancing process in plain English.
- Our no-completion protection offer ensures you do not lose out if your transaction fails to complete for any reason.
- We always put the customer first. Read the hundreds of positive Trustpilot reviews that show how our service achieves high customer satisfaction.
*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 Nottinghamshire cost?
Each transaction is unique, so there's no exact figure for how much Nottinghamshire conveyancing costs. For example, the value of the property involved will affect the final bill, as will its tenure - whether it is leasehold or freehold. For a property purchase in Nottinghamshire, conveyancing costs will include the cost of searches, Land Registry fees, solicitors' and bank transfer fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax* and more. There's more in our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020.
*In July 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday. This applies to properties up to a value of £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland until March 31, 2021.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Nottinghamshire's best home-mover destinations?
As the county's only city, Nottingham has much to offer home movers. Its suburbs of Beeston, Wollaton, the Meadows and Mapperley are high up on buyers' wish lists.
The Vale of Belvoir topped a recent readers' poll in the Nottingham Post on the county's best place to live, with the likes of Bingham and Southwell also attracting votes.
Bigger towns include Mansfield, Worksop and Newark-on-Trent.
How much does an average property cost in Nottinghamshire?
Depending on where you're looking to buy a home in Nottinghamshire, house prices vary a great deal. According to the most recent data from the Land Registry's round-up of sold property prices, the average home sells for £187,005 in Nottinghamshire. That compares to £288,032 in the Rushcliffe Borough Council area, which covers the Vale of Belvoir. In Nottingham itself, the average homes cost £156,694.
Is conveyancing in Nottinghamshire slower when buying a leasehold property?
There are around four million leasehold properties across England and Wales, mostly flats and apartments but many houses, too. In this type of property tenure, a homeowner only owns their home and not the land on which it stands. This remains in the ownership of a freeholder (landowner) and is then leased to the homeowner for a specific period. Buying leasehold can occasionally be more complicated and take a little longer. This is because a Nottinghamshire conveyancing solicitor must ask the freeholder to provide specific information. Any delay in responding to that request will hold up the transaction. You can find out more in our detailed guide to buying leasehold.
Which council has control of schooling in Nottinghamshire?
There are two local authorities with responsibility for state education in Nottinghamshire: Nottingham City Council deals with education within the city, while Nottinghamshire County Council services all other areas within the county. As well as state primary, secondary and sixth-form colleges, the county has many independent and academy schools, too. Look for the Ofsted ratings for your chosen school on the government school comparison website.
Does Nottinghamshire property have an increased flood risk?
All areas of England have seen additional flood events because of heavier rainfall and storms. Parts of Nottinghamshire may be at increased risk of river and surface water flooding because of rivers such as the Trent. When buying a home, your Nottinghamshire conveyancing solicitor will instruct a flood-risk search to reveal any potential threat. There's more information in the Environment Agency's guide to flood risk.
What searches do I need for Nottinghamshire conveyancing?
When buying property in Nottinghamshire, a conveyancing solicitor will explain the essential searches required to complete your transaction. We have created an informative guide to all searches needed for conveyancing. These are some of the most common:
- Local authority search: Details planning consents and provides information on conservation areas.
- Mining search: Nottinghamshire's long history of coal mining makes this search crucial for identifying areas of old mining shafts and tunnels.
- HS2 search: The East Midlands hub of the HS2 high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham will be at Toton in Nottinghamshire. Anyone buying property near the route should ask their conveyancing solicitor to instruct an HS2 search.
- Environmental search: Will show any contaminated land and pollution, such as former industrial sites and brownfield land development.
- Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic charge related to responsibility for repairs to the local Church of England.
Did you know?
Sherwood Forest is most closely connected with the legend of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. And in the heart of the forest is the Major Oak, believed to have provided the outlaw folk hero with shelter. Today the tree, estimated to be around 1,000 years old, is the biggest oak tree in the UK, weighing around 23 tonnes and with a spread of 92 feet.
The Raleigh name in cycling was created in Raleigh Street in Nottingham. And it was here the Chopper was born, the most coveted bike for 1970s children with a design that echoed the Easy Rider style of motorbike.
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Towns and districts within this county include:
Arnold, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bingham, Bottesford, Bulwell, Burton-Joyce, Calverton, Carlton, Chilwell, Clarborough, Cotgrave, East-Leake, Eastwood, Edwinstowe, Gamston, Gotham, Grove, Hucknall, Keyworth, Kimberley, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Mansfield, Mapperley, Newark, Nuthall, Ollerton, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Radford, Ravenshead, Retford, Robin-Hood, Ruddington, Selston, Sherwood, Sneinton, Southwell, Stapleford, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Sutton-on-Trent, The-Meadows, The-Park, Toton, Underwood, Watnall, West-Bridgford, Wilford, Wollaton, Woodthorpe, Worksop