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

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Fixed price cost for your Conveyancing

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 Peterborough: A mover's guide

One of England's new towns but with a storied past, Peterborough today is a city on the up, thanks to its booming economy, fast-growing population and excellent transport links.

Dominating the city landscape - and the surrounding countryside - with its Gothic facade is Peterborough Cathedral, one of the finest Norman cathedrals still complete and in use in England. With fabulous parks, picturesque villages and a buzzing shopping area centred on Cathedral Square, Peterborough is considered one of the best places to raise a family.

Want to know more about conveyancing in Peterborough? We answer all your questions here.

What is involved in conveyancing in Peterborough?

Conveyancing is the term the legal world uses to describe the paperwork and legal formalities required to buy and sell property, to remortgage and to complete a transfer of equity from a property. Once instructed, your Peterborough conveyancing solicitor will request searches, negotiate on price, exchange contracts and transfer funds on completion day. Homeward Legal works with expert professionals for all Peterborough conveyancing. Read more here about Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.

How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Peterborough?

Our online quote builder will give you an instant quote for all Peterborough conveyancing services. Simply provide a few details about yourself and the property involved. You can also request a callback from our team or call to chat through your requirements. We're open seven days.

How much does conveyancing in Peterborough cost?

There is no one-price-fits-all when it comes to conveyancing in Peterborough. The final price you pay will depend on several factors, including the value of the property involved. Your Peterborough conveyancing transaction will include a number of fees and charges, including solicitors' fees, Land Registry charges, surveyor costs and Stamp Duty Land Tax***. You will also have to pay for searches and bank transfer fees. Read more about the costs involved in conveyancing in Peterborough in our 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.

What are average house prices like in Peterborough?

The most recent 2020 sold house price data from the Land Registry shows that homebuyers will pay an average £191,529 for a home in Peterborough. Detached homes sell on average for £303,639 and £194,126 for a semi. Terraced properties sell for £152,247 on average, while flats and maisonettes register a sold average of £105,998.

How much is council tax in Peterborough?

Peterborough City Council sets the council tax rates for the city. All residential property is allocated into one of eight bands that depend on the property's valuation. Check out which band your property is in on the government website.

The 2020-21 council tax bands in Peterborough are:

Tax BandCharges
Band A£932.00
Band B£1,087.33
Band C£1,242.67
Band D£1,398.00
Band E£1,708.67
Band F£2,019.33
Band G£2,330.00
Band H£2,796.00

How fast is the available broadband in Peterborough?

Peterborough is part of the Connecting Cambridgeshire program that aims to improve the county's digital infrastructure by providing superfast fibre-optic broadband. Around 97 percent of homes and businesses already have superfast broadband, meaning broadband users moving to Peterborough can expect excellent download and connection speeds.

How highly rated are schools in Peterborough?

There are 62 primary schools and 20 secondary schools in Peterborough, along with 18 sixth-form and further education colleges. You can find out the Ofsted rating of your chosen school on the government website.

Peterborough Regional College provides a range of further education opportunities while Cambridge University and the Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin University are only an hour away.

Peterborough has an ancient church history - will this mean chancel repair liability is a problem?

Chancel repair liability dates back to the Reformation and Henry VIII's establishment of the Church of England. In short, land and property owners within a parish may be responsible for repairs to the church's chancel or altar. We've prepared a thorough guide to explain more about chancel repair. Your conveyancing solicitor in Peterborough will explain when you need a chancel liability search, which will reveal any liability and potential future costs.

What do I need to know about conservation areas in Peterborough?

Peterborough City Council has currently identified 29 conservation areas, all with a special architectural or history quality. These areas are governed by much stricter rules on what land and property owners can do, from seeking special permission to put up a satellite dish to demolish a building. Your Peterborough conveyancing solicitor will ask for a local authority planning search to reveal any existing or historic planning consents and permissions for the property you want to buy.

Is contaminated land an issue in Peterborough?

Land with an industrial history, such as factories, steelworks, mines and landfill, can often be contaminated. In Peterborough, for example, a recent road widening scheme revealed that the Fletton Parkway was built on contaminated land that had to be made safe. This contamination is thought to be related to historic brick works in the area. Peterborough City Council must by law maintain a register of all identified contaminated land within its boundaries. During your property purchase conveyancing in Peterborough, your solicitor can ask for an environmental search, which should reveal any contaminated land.

We're buying at property auction in Peterborough - what do we do next?

Your first step should be to instruct a conveyancing solicitor before you make a bid at property auction. Check out our comprehensive guide for anyone considering buying a property at auction. We work with property law firms nationwide who have successfully completed the conveyancing required for property auction purchases. They have worked with sales from Auction House London, Allsop (commercial and residential), Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Acuitus, Phillip Arnold Auctions, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers & Norris.

Did you know?

Peterborough Beer Festival is the biggest outdoor real ale festival in the UK, a five-day event that takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, is buried in Peterborough Cathedral. The cathedral was also the first burial spot in 1587 of the executed Mary, Queen of Scots before her body was exhumed and reburied in Westminster Abbey in 1612.

At Homeward Legal, we pride ourselves on making all conveyancing in Peterborough as simple and uncomplicated as possible. Whatever type of conveyancing you need - buying or selling property, remortgaging or a transfer of equity - we tailor our services to meet your exact requirements. Get an instant online quote now or call . We're open seven days so why not arrange a callback for a time that's most convenient to you?

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