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Main reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Groby and Ratby

  • 1 The Groby and Ratby conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Groby and Ratby
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Groby and Ratby is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Groby and Ratby property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Groby and Ratby home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Groby and Ratby conveyancers work in conjunction with Groby and Ratby estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress throughout
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Groby and Ratby estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Groby and Ratby since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Groby and Ratby

As someone with no idea as to conveyancing in Groby and Ratby what is your top tip you can impart concerning the ownership transfer in Groby and Ratby

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Groby and Ratby and elsewhere in Leicestershire is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the seller, estate agent and on occasion your bank. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Groby and Ratby an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the legal process whose interest is to look after your best interests and to protect you.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest may attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. For example, the property agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your conveyancer is dragging his heels. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is against your lawyers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I am buying a garden flat in Groby and Ratby. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Groby and Ratby you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Groby and Ratby.

I own a terraced Edwardian property in Groby and Ratby. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Virgin Money. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should read 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 owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Groby and Ratby and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

Am I better off to choose a Groby and Ratby conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? An old friend can perform the conveyancing however they are based 400kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Groby and Ratby conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign documents, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local knowledge which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and they were impressed that should surpass using an unfamiliar Groby and Ratby conveyancing solicitor just because they are round the corner.

I am a negotiator for a busy estate agency in Groby and Ratby where we see a number of flat sales jeopardised as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received conflicting advice from local Groby and Ratby conveyancing solicitors. Please can you confirm whether the seller of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible 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.

Groby and Ratby Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    This question is helpful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if maintenance are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the managing agents you will wish to have complete disclosure Is the freehold reversion owned jointly by the leaseholders?

I have been Googling for Groby and Ratby online conveyancing estimates. Can I be confident that all the Groby and Ratby firms that are listed on your directory are on the bank conveyancing panel?

The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices on our directory have assured us via an online form that they are on the lender panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the lender panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific Groby and Ratby firm being on the bank conveyancing panel is incorrect.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Groby and Ratby regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Groby and Ratby 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 Groby and Ratby

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Groby and Ratby practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Groby and Ratby regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Groby and Ratby specialising in commercial conveyancing in Groby and Ratby. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • R W Hemmings & Co, 40 Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0RB
  • Jones & Duffin Solicitors Llp, 142 Narborough Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0BT
  • 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
  • Philip J Hammond & Sons, 47 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5QX

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

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