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

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Conveyancing in South Yorkshire: A mover's guide

South Yorkshire is one of the jewels in England's industrial past but with a stunning Peak District landscape that welcomes all who love the great outdoors.

With a selection of spots with excellent shopping and entertainment facilities, South Yorkshire also caters for the home mover looking for a quieter, more rural location.

Ready to seek out a home of your own in South Yorkshire? We've got all you need to know about making the move and conveyancing in South Yorkshire.

What does conveyancing in South Yorkshire involve?

Conveyancing refers to the process of buying and selling property, remortgaging and transferring equity. When you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in South Yorkshire, they will start the process, including requesting searches on the property for buyers, negotiating the price with the other party's solicitor, exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Homeward Legal works with fully qualified solicitors who will take care of all the legal work for conveyancing in South Yorkshire. There's more about the conveyancing services Homeward Legal offers here.


How do I get a quote conveyancing in South Yorkshire?

Our online quote builder will give you an instant quote for South Yorkshire conveyancing services you need. Simply choose your required transaction and provide a few details about you and the property. 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.


How much does conveyancing in South Yorkshire cost?

There is no simple answer to how much conveyancing in South Yorkshire will cost. As each transaction is unique, the final bill will depend on, for example, the value of the property involved or whether it is leasehold or freehold. A 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. Our guide to average conveyancing fees in 2020 covers all the crucial details for conveyancing costs in South Yorkshire.

*In July 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday, which 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 the best home-mover destinations in South Yorkshire?

The four major urban areas in South Yorkshire are Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster. Once the UK's steel capital, Sheffield today is a hub for shopping and entertainment, centred on the giant Meadowhall Centre on the north-east of the city.

Other attractive locations in South Yorkshire include the market towns of Penistone, Mexborough and Bawtry, along with Wath-upon-Dearne, Goldthorpe and Wombwell.


How much is the average property in South Yorkshire?

Average property prices are rising in South Yorkshire as more home movers take advantage of affordable homes and an excellent way of life. The Land Registry's most recent round-up of sold property prices puts the price of the average home in South Yorkshire at £148,510. That's well below the national average for England of £256,109, adding to the county's appeal.


Will conveyancing in South Yorkshire be slower for leasehold?

There are four million leasehold properties across England and Wales. In this property tenure, a leaseholder only owns the property and not the land on which it stands. The homeowner then leases the land for a specific period, usually decades and sometimes centuries. Any home buyer must be certain of their legal rights and how long they will be entitled to live in their new home. When instructing a South Yorkshire conveyancing solicitor for a leasehold property purchase, they will ask the freeholder (landowner) for a leasehold information pack. The transaction cannot complete without this information, so if this pack is not returned quickly, the sale will be held up. There's more information in our guide to buying leasehold.


Which council has control of schooling in South Yorkshire?

There are four unitary authorities - Sheffield City Council, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Council and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council- and each is responsible for state education within their area. There are also several independent, academy and religious schools in South Yorkshire. Use the government's school comparison website to check the Ofsted ranking of all local schools.


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

South Yorkshire has suffered from some major flood events in recent years, thanks to heavier rainfall and a rise in storms with the River Don in particular a threat. For peace of mind, wherever you are buying, your South Yorkshire conveyancing solicitor will instruct a flood-risk search. You can also explore the area you're interested in moving to using the Environment Agency guide to flood risk.


What searches do I need for South Yorkshire conveyancing?

A conveyancing solicitor for a South Yorkshire property purchase will conduct a series of searches to complete your transaction. Our helpful guide explains all you need to know, but here are some that may be particularly relevant to South Yorkshire conveyancing:

  • Local authority search: Crucial for planning consents and information on conservation areas, such as Beauchief Abbey and Barnsley Old Town.
  • Environmental search: Shows contaminated land and pollution, vital for areas around South Yorkshire with a noted heritage of heavy industry.
  • Mining search: A crucial search for any South Yorkshire property purchase because of historic and current coal mining activity, this will reveal the location of mine shafts and tunnels.
  • Chancel repair liability search: A historic and rare charge that may mean a homeowner is responsible for paying for repairs to a Church of England parish church.
  • HS2 search: HS2 is the high-speed rail link currently being constructed to connect London to Birmingham and then on to Manchester and Leeds with a spur to Sheffield. The HS2 search will reveal if your chosen property is on the proposed route.

Did you know?

Sheffield is the only city in the UK that has a National Park inside the city boundaries. The Pea District National Park actually covers around a third of Sheffield and is a familiar backdrop to many television programmes and films, including The Full Monty.

The only northern racecourse to stage a Classic, Doncaster hosts the St Leger every September. The St Leger was first run in 1776 and is the oldest Classic in the world.

Are you planning to buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property in South Yorkshire? Get a quote online in a matter of moments, call us on or request a callback. Conveyancing in South Yorkshire doesn't have to be complicated. We're here to help your move go without a hitch.


Towns and districts within this county include:

Adwick-le-Street, Anston, Armthorpe, Aughton, Balby, Barnsley, Bawtry, Bessacarr, Cawthorne, Chapeltown, Conisbrough, Cudworth, Darnall, Darton, Deepcar, Doncaster, Dore, Edenthorpe, Finningley, Fulwood, Grenoside, Greystones, Hackenthorpe, Hemsworth, Hillsborough, Hoyland, Maltby, Mexborough, Moorends, Mosborough, Nether-Edge, New-Rossington, Oughtibridge, Park-Hill, Parkwood-Springs, Parson-Cross, Penistone, Rossington, Rotherham, Royston, Sprotbrough, Thorne, Thorpe-Hesley, Tickhill, Todwick, Whiston, Wickersley, Wombwell