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  • 1 Groby lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Groby conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your conveyancing
  • 2 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Groby regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Groby property lawyers work in partnership with Groby estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Groby have a grasp oflocal concerns peculiar to Groby and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Groby since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Groby

My partner and I are looking to buy a home in Groby and have instructed a Groby conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our conveyancer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with a view to exchanging next week. Platform Home Loans Ltd have this afternoon contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Groby solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?

Where you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' solicitors 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 property lawyer should contact your bank 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 are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Groby solicitors, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with TSB. Groby conveyancing lawyers have been chosen. How long does it take for TSB to issue the offer to the conveyancer?

There is no definitive answer here. Have TSB done the valuation? Have you advised TSB as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the TSB conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I am purchasing a property in Groby. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender RBS be concerned?

Given that your lender is RBS your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for RBS. The CML Handbook contains minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to RBS where a lease fails to meet these specifications. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Groby.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Groby solicitor on the Nationwide panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Nationwide mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide mortgage has been paid off.

Should our lawyer be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Groby.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Groby. Some people will purchase a house in Groby, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that may be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should figure out the risks in Groby. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual question of the vendor to discover if the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer may issue a legal claim for losses stemming from an inaccurate reply. The buyer’s lawyers may also conduct an environmental report. This will higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be conducted.

My wife and I purchased a 4 bedroom Victorian property in Groby. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Nationwide Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Groby and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with your conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

Am I best advised to use a Groby conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can perform the legal formalities however they are based a couple of hundredmiles drive away.

The primary upside of using a high street Groby conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Groby know how is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust used your friend and in the main were impressed that must outweigh using an unknown Groby conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.

My husband and I accepted an offer on a Groby apartment left to us seven years ago in 2012. I have over a decades worth of conveyancing knowledge and, now retired, intend to carry out my own legal work. The buyer's solicitor has informed me that their Lenders will not allow us to do our own conveyancing mandating that the funds to be released via a solicitor's bank account.

Mortgage instructions to conveyancers from all mainstream lenders specify that If the vendor is not legally represented the borrower's lawyers should check whether the lender needs to be informed so that a decision can be reached if they are willing to progress.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Groby regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Groby 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 Licensed Conveyancers in Groby regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Groby but also conveyancing throughout 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

Planning law solicitors in Groby regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Groby practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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
  • Spearing Waite Llp, 34 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6BU
  • Zms Legal Limited, 11 Bowling Green Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6AS

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

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