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5 reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Glenfield

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Glenfield regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Glenfield and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 The companies shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 3 Glenfield conveyancers work in conjunction with Glenfield estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 4 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Glenfield - if so sets of lawyers will be on good working terms
  • 5 Personal touch together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Glenfield home moves can be made a lot more complicated due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Glenfield since November 2023*

Sale

of detached residence premises, Holmdale Road, LE7 2JN completing on 23/11/2023 at a price of £322,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of house premises, Briscoe Lane, LE12 8UF completing on 24/11/2023 at a price of £370,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Glenfield

The owners of the home we are hoping to buy have instructed a conveyancing practitioner in Glenfield who has insisted on a exclusivity contract with a non-refundable deposit 6,000. Are such agreements sensible?

There are two primary downsides with executing a lock out agreement (sometimes known as an exclusivity agreement) is that it diverts attention away from progressing with the conveyancing work, so in the absence of it needing limited or no negotiation then it may turn out to be a cause of frustration and delay. It is not strongly advocated by Glenfield conveyancing practitioners as a result. A further issue is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted buyer should not expect to win an injunction to prevent the owner disposing of the property to another buyer, so the only remedy open via the agreement will be the recovery of abortive costs and, in rare scenarios, the additional payment of damages.

As someone with no idea as to the Glenfield conveyancing process what is the number one tip you can impart for the ownership transfer in Glenfield

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Glenfield or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For instance, the seller, estate agent and sometimes the bank. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Glenfield is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the transaction whose role it is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a definite ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. You should always trust your conveyancer above all other players in the conveyancing process.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Glenfield. My lender is Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 22/2/2024, the requirements read as follows :

I'm buying my first flat in Glenfield benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to budge the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent suggested that I not inform my lawyer about this side-deal as it will affect my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Glenfield I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Glenfield in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

I own a leasehold flat in Glenfield. Conveyancing was completed in 2009. I have been told that I mustn’t let the the remaining lease term to fall too short. Why is that a problem?

Glenfield domestic long term leases are for a prescribed term - usually just under one hundred years when they are first granted. However a significant appartments in Glenfield were constructed or converted 25 or more years ago and so such leases now have fewer than eighty years left to run. That may seem like plenty of time but Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage institutions tend to require leases to have a minimum of 75 years unexpired to be mortgageable. Accordingly when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are approaching seventy five years. To optimize the marketability of your property you should be considering whether to extend your lease well in advance of selling the property. There are also significant benefits to taking action before the lease hits eighty years as when the lease is below 80 years the premium to be paid to extend starts to get a lot more expensive.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Glenfield regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Glenfield but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Garrett Long Solicitors Limited, Florence Villa, 5 Leicester Road, Anstey, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 7AT
  • R W Hemmings & Co, 40 Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0RB
  • Jones & Duffin Solicitors Llp, 142 Narborough Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0BT
  • Craig Ferguson & Co Llp, 39 Castle Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5WN
  • Philip J Hammond & Sons, 47 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5QX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Glenfield

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Glenfield specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • R W Hemmings & Co, 40 Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0RB
  • Jones & Duffin Solicitors Llp, 142 Narborough Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0BT
  • Philip J Hammond & Sons, 47 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5QX
  • Shb Solicitors Limited, 1 Berridge Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5JT
  • Spearing Waite Llp, 34 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6BU

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Glenfield regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Glenfield but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Roberts Rose Partnership, 10 Peacock Lane, LE1 5PX
  • The Conveyancing Shop Limited, 23-25 Friar Lane, LE1 5QQ
  • Bingham & Co Property Lawyers Limited, 1st Floor, 19 Halford Street, LE1 1JA
  • Premier Property Lawyers Ltd, 1 Frances Way, LE19 1SH
  • Iy (leicester) Limited, 8 Uppingham Road, LE5 0QD

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

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