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Reasons to use our Desford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Desford conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Desford are familiar with the local issues specific to Desford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 The practices identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 4 There is a distinct possibility the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Desford - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 The Desford conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Desford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Desford since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Desford

My wife and I are planning to purchase a flat in Desford and are in fact using a Desford conveyancing practice. Within the past 48 hours our solicitor has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Skipton Building Society have this morning contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Desford lawyer is not on their conveyancing panel. What do we do from here?

Where you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is conventional for the purchasers' lawyers to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Desford lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial premises in Desford?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Desford will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Desford. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Desford.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Desford it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Desford commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Desford.

It has been three months following my purchase conveyancing in Desford took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Desford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Desford come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because builders in Desford tend to acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Desford or who has acted in the same development.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Desford in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you contact us we can look into this further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Desford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Desford especially if they are familiar with such properties in Desford.

I am a negotiator for a long established estate agent office in Desford where we have experienced a few leasehold sales jeopardised due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given conflicting advice from local Desford conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Desford - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    What prohibitions exist in the Desford Lease? Is anyone aware of any major works on the horizon that will likely increase the maintenance costs? The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the tenants enjoy being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Desford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Desford with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Beverley Merrell Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Bhw Commercial Solicitors, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Sarah Newcombe Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Kate Chorley Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Jones & Duffin Solicitors Llp, 142 Narborough Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0BT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Desford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Desford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Desford. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • David Prichard Limited, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1WY
  • Kevin Sumner Limited, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1WY
  • Beverley Merrell Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Bhw Commercial Solicitors, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Kate Chorley Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA

Planning law solicitors in Desford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Desford with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • David Prichard Limited, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1WY
  • Kevin Sumner Limited, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1WY
  • John Edmond Limited, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1WY
  • Bhw Commercial Solicitors, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Julie White Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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