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Hinckley Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Hinckley that are buy to let is 20%
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £4,087
  • 3 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Hinckley conveyancing is Obstruction of Right of Way
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 89 days for conveyancing in Hinckley
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hinckley since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hinckley

I am assisting my sister sell her flat in Hinckley. Will the conveyancing solicitor arrange the EPC or it is for the owner to see to?

Following the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s was retained a mandatory part of selling a property. An energy assessment needs to be to hand in advance of the property being advertised. It is not something that lawyers ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Hinckley conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with reputable Hinckley accredited person

I am buying a end of terrace house in Hinckley. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the property.Will legal conveyancing on the property involve checks to ascertain if these alterations are permitted?

Your property lawyer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Hinckley will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit certain changes or need the consent of another owner. Many additions need local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

My wife and I have organised a further advance on our mortgage from Clydesdale as we intend to carry out renovations to our house in Hinckley. Are we obliged to choose a nearby Hinckley solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Clydesdale don't usually instruct firms on their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Clydesdale list.

Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Hinckley.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Hinckley. Some people will buy a property in Hinckley, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process 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 carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should figure out the risks in Hinckley. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the owner to discover if the property has ever been flooded. If the property has been flooded in past and is not disclosed by the owner, then a buyer could bring a claim for damages stemming from an incorrect reply. The buyer’s lawyers will also order an enviro search. This will reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations should be carried out.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Hinckley. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hinckley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Hinckley I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hinckley in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

We are a couple of weeks into a freehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the selling agent to handle our conveyancing in Hinckley. I am am starting to be frustrated with the level of service. Could you help me find new lawyers?

A conveyancer would need to be really poor to suggest replacing them. Has your mortgage been issued? In the event that it has you will need to make them aware of the replacement lawyer and get the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your new conveyancer should be on the banks approved list to avoid supplemental costs and complications. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool will assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Hinckley

Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Hinckley conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Hinckley conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Hinckley conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:

    How experienced is the firm with lease extension legislation?

I own a 1st floor flat in Hinckley, conveyancing was carried out May 1999. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Hinckley with over 90 years remaining are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2086

With just 62 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £17,100 and £19,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hinckley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Green & Olive Legal Limited, Hollybush Inn, Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1RH
  • Thomas Flavell & Sons Limited, Church Walk, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1DN
  • David Bendell & Co, Catherine House, 10 Coventry Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0JT
  • K A Mccole Limited, 15 Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1AW
  • Geoffrey Hill & Co, 11 Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1AW

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hinckley

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hinckley specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Green & Olive Legal Limited, Hollybush Inn, Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1RH
  • Thomas Flavell & Sons Limited, Church Walk, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1DN
  • Geoffrey Hill & Co, 11 Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1AW
  • Tustain Jones & Co, 18 Ptarmigan Place, Off Townsend Drive, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RX
  • Cocks Lloyd, Riversley House, Coton Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5TX

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Hinckley?

Licensed Conveyancers deal with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Hinckley. When using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Receive an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Have a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a speedy, independent and comprehensive service if if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Hinckley.

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

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