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The city of Kingston upon Hull (usually abbreviated to Hull) takes its name from the river Hull and lies at its confluence to the Humber estuary.

Its economy was built on seafaring and trading and it remains an important busy port, employing around 5,000 people directly and 18,000 indirectly. Other industries include chemical, healthcare and food manufacturing. New investment and economic regeneration is attracting green energy industries to the Humber region.

Hull hosted a very successful UK City of Culture in 2017 and this has helped raise the profile of the city as a vibrant, friendly and pleasant place to live.

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Hull conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Hull City Council?

Hull is situated in Hull City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Hull City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1075.52
B £1254.77
C £1434.03
D £1613.28
E £1971.79
F £2330.29
G £2688.80
H £3226.56

Read more:

Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Hull conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hull offer services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Hull - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend additional searches , for example a transport search.

To check the cost of searches on a Hull house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time required by your solicitor to gather this paperwork.

The seller's solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent.

Read more:

Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Hull property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Hull remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our network of solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender