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Moving to York? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

If you are buying or selling a property in York, Compare My Move can connect you with up to 5 licensed conveyancers. You can save up to 70% on your conveyancing fees.

All partners undergo a strict verification process. They must also prove that they are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEX.

Your conveyancer will be responsible for arranging the legal side of your property purchase. They will also organise essential searches on the property and the surrounding area.

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    FAQ About Conveyancing in York

    In York, the average conveyancing fee when buying a property is £1,390 and £1,340 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes approximately 139 days to complete in York. 

    Our research revealed very low levels of Radon Gas across the city of York. However, there could be a concern for ground stability issues and the area is also at risk of flooding

    Why Hire a York Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer will guide and advise you throughout the conveyancing process. They will explain any legal jargon and conduct relevant conveyancing searches.

    Over the last year, 3,292 existing properties and 93 new builds were sold in York, according to the UK House Price Index. Detached properties increased in price the most, rising by as much as 14.4% in December 2021.

    Once your offer has been accepted, you should instruct your conveyancer for a more efficient process. Your conveyancer will carry out various tasks which include:

    • Liaising with various parties such as mortgage lenders
    • Agreeing on a completion date
    • Carrying out conveyancing searches
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf

    There may be additional steps to consider if you’re buying or selling a leasehold property.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in York?

    York has an average house price of £303,069. This means that the average conveyancing fee when buying a freehold property is £1,390 and £1,560 for leasehold properties. When selling, the fees are £1,340 for freehold properties and £1,490 for leasehold properties.

    Your conveyancing cost will depend on factors such as the property type and whether you are buying or selling. It will be made up of legal fees, searches, and disbursements.

    You will need to make sure that you pay for a Local Authority Search to be carried out. According to the York Council website, a full Local Authority Search will cost £143.40 including VAT.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in York?

    In York, the conveyancing process takes an average of 139 days to complete. This is 20 days less than the national average, which is 159 days.

    In total, the entire buying and selling processes take an average of 253 days to complete. This is from the day the initial listing is put up to completion day. This is 21 days less than the 274-day national average. However, the total length of time your process will take is dependent on the difficulty of the transaction.

    For example, if you are part of a property chain, you may experience prolonged delays. This is because you will likely be looking to sell a property as well as buy one. This requires more paperwork that your conveyancer will need to submit.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in York?

    Conveyancing searches are an essential part of the conveyancing process. The results will inform potential purchasers of any defects or issues concerning the property. For properties in York, much of this information will be held by the City of York Council.

    York is located on low ground at the junction of the rivers Ouse and Foss. As a result, parts of the city and surrounding areas can be prone to flooding, especially in bad weather.

    Geobear's Subsidence Map shows readings of subsidence concerns within the city of York. Cities in the UK are more at risk due to the number of large buildings and the high population in a relatively small and concentrated area.

    The city of York has the lowest risk of radon potential in Yorkshire, with less than 1%. The Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area, show much higher readings, with the levels appearing to rise further North.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map