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Hinckley Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 August was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while June was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hinckley
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £4,087
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Hinckley conveyancing is Obstruction of Right of Way
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 89 days for conveyancing in Hinckley

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hinckley since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hinckley

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to to identify practices on the Darlington Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Hinckley?

We have not been informed any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.

Will my conveyancer be making enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Hinckley.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Hinckley. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Hinckley, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their lawyers which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Hinckley. The conventional set of information given to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the seller to find out whether the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer could commence a compensation claim resulting from an inaccurate response. The buyer’s solicitors may also conduct an environmental search. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be carried out.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Hinckley. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hinckley

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

My step-father has urged me to appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Hinckley. Should I use them?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Hinckley conveyancing lawyer the best way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to have recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually used the solicitor you're considering.

We expect to complete the sale of our £325,000 flat in Hinckley next week. The freeholder has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Hinckley?

Hinckley conveyancing on leasehold flats ordinarily necessitates fees being levied by freeholders :

    Completing conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Hinckley Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Hinckley leasehold property is £350. For Hinckley conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

I inherited a split level flat in Hinckley, conveyancing having been completed October 2007. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Hinckley with a long lease are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2093

With 69 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Is there a reason that Hinckley conveyancing fees are higher for leasehold and freehold properties?

There is always more work needed in leasehold conveyancing. Hinckley has many leasehold properties. There is more paperwork involved in the purchase: for example, the lease and leasehold information (including up to date service charge, ground rent and buildings insurance details) obtained from the freeholder or managing agents. There are strict criteria that the lease must meet in order to be acceptable to a mortgage company. If it does not meet these requirements, the lease must be amended, which can involve additional expense for the seller.

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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 with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely 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 specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing countrywide as well as Hinckley. If using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Receive a swift, independent and comprehensive service if making a complaint about your conveyancing in Hinckley 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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