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Your conveyancer will handle the legal side of your property purchase, but they are also responsible for organising essential searches on the property and surrounding land. These searches review concerns such as the risk of flooding, radon gas, ground stability and contaminated land concerns which could impact your future Nottingham home.

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    FAQ About Conveyancing in Nottingham

    The average conveyancing costs in Nottingham are £1,320 when buying and £1,270 when selling. We also found that it takes approximately 165 days to complete the entire conveyancing process in the city.

    Your conveyancer will arrange the required searches as part of the conveyancing process. These searches raise any concerns in and around the area of the property you want to buy, enabling you to make an informed decision on the purchase. 

    Why Hire a Nottingham Conveyancer?

    Once an offer has been accepted, your conveyancer will begin taking care of the legal side of the transaction. As part of this process, they will explain any complicated legal jargon, arrange the relevant conveyancing searches, draft the contracts and ensure every step is finished before your completion day.

    As there are many steps involved in the conveyancing process, the length of time it takes will vary. The stages include:

    • Offer accepted
    • Conveyancing searches ordered (if buying)
    • Liaise with mortgage lenders
    • Agree on the completion date
    • Check the contract and raise pre-contract enquiries
    • Exchange contracts
    • Completion day
    • Pay any Stamp Duty

    According to the UK House Price Index, there were 3,431 existing properties and 2 new build properties sold in Nottingham over the last year. Detached properties saw the biggest yearly price difference, increasing by 12.3%.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Nottingham?

    As the average house price in the city is £236,770, we've determined that the average conveyancing fees when selling a freehold property is £1,270 and £1,420 when selling a leasehold property. If buying property instead, the average conveyancing cost for a freehold home is £1,320 and £1,490 for a leasehold property.

    If you're calculating the cost of your move, know that the conveyancing fees will vary but they're typically based on the value of the property you're buying or selling. Factors such as as the location, chosen law firm and difficulty of the case will also affect the final costs.

    If you're buying a house, the cost will also include Land Registry fees and property searches. The cost of Local Land Charges (LLC1 and CON29) in Nottingham is £133, according to Nottingham City Council.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Nottingham?

    During our research, we discovered that the conveyancing process takes approximately 165 days to complete in Nottingham and the East Midlands. According to Get Agent, the entire buying and selling process in this region of the UK, from the initial listing to the completion day, takes 262 days. This means the conveyancing process accounts for more than half of the recorded timescale.

    Nottingham's average is actually 9 days higher than the national average of 156 days. However, it's important to note that the process will take longer if you're buying or selling a leasehold or help to buy property. This is due to the additional paperwork and workload required for these properties.

    Whilst conveyancing takes an average of 8-12 weeks to complete in the entirety of the UK, this timescale can vary. Some of the factors that can influence the timeline include the difficulty of the case, the location and the chosen law firm.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Nottingham?

    A major responsibility your conveyancer will take on is arranging the relevant conveyancing searches. These can include a Local Authority, an Environmental search and a Water and Drainage search. The results of these searches will reveal any risks of flooding, subsidence, ground instability and radon gas.

    The main rivers in Nottingham include the River Trent, the River Leen, the Day Brook and part of the Tottle Brook, Nethergate Brook and Fairham Brook. In heavy downpour and extreme weather, these can pose a risk of flooding. Nottingham City Council’s website lists other potential causes for flooding in the area, including ordinary watercourse flooding.

    Geobear's map revealed that subsidence is a concern for Nottingham residents. Larger cities can be more at risk due to a growing population restricted to a relatively small area, putting pressure on the land. Nottingham’s industrial past will also have had an impact on the land, making some areas more at risk of ground instability.

    Data taken from the Nottingham City Council's Flooding Advice and Geobear's Subsidence Map