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Conveyancing in York

86 cases completed in York in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in York

With a population that has now risen above 200,000, York is a historic city that remains as appealing as ever in the modern day. The property market offers everything from sumptuous mansions to smart townhouses and charming cottages to contemporary flats.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we are developing our knowledge and expertise of the local market in York, allowing us to bring our customers an exceptional specialist conveyancing service.

You will need to instruct a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf when buying or selling property in York.

By choosing My Home Move Conveyancing, you’ll receive the full benefit of our award winning customer service, which we combine with our specific knowledge of the local area and creative use of technology. Our conveyancing service is fixed fee, meaning there are no hidden costs to worry about, and you can plan exactly how much you’ll be paying from the outset. Moreover, if you don’t end up moving for whatever reason, you won’t have to pay us anything.

We assign all of our clients a dedicated conveyancer, who will act on your behalf from start to finish, providing you with regular updates on the progress of your case, a consistent point of contact, and a high level of expertise. At My Home Move Conveyancing we can provide our conveyancing services across the York area, from central Bootham to the hip suburb of Clementhorpe and the desirable Heworth area.

Local statistics

The average house price in York is £207,562. During the past year terraced and semi-detached properties were the most popular, selling a similar number for a similar average amount, £225,946 and £223,274 respectively.

Detached properties sold for an average of £333,422 and flat for £167,688.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is the City of York Council. They can be contacted on 01904 551 550 or at the following address:

City of York Council
West Offices
Station Rise
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 6GA

The local area

nd at the confluence of the Ouse and Foss rivers, York is a place with a long and storied past. With a centre that is enclosed by medieval walls, the city was founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans, while the magnificent Gothic cathedral York Minster is a dominating presence, along with York Castle. For a dose of natural beauty, not far from the city is the North York Moors National Park.

You can take the A64 to get to the North York Moors, which continues on to coastal Scarborough to the west, or Leeds to the east. The A1(M) and M1 motorways are also found around 10 miles to the east of York, while the transpennine M62 is a little further away. York has traditionally been a major railway centre, with a journey to London taking around two hours. There are regular direct services to Manchester Airport (the north of England’s principal airport) from York.

Families with children have a range of good schools to choose from in the area, including Dunnington Church of England Primary, Hempland Primary, York High School and the Mount School. The University of York’s main campus is found on the southern edge of the city in Heslington.

All properties in York will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,060.26

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,236.97

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,413.68

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,590.40

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,943.83

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,297.25

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,650.66

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,180.80

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm