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  • 1 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in appointing a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Leeds is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Leeds solicitor have developed very good links with Leeds local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Leeds.
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  • 5 The Leeds conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Leeds

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leeds since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leeds

Much to our surprise we have been notified by our IFA that my Leeds solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I check?

You need to contact your Leeds lawyer directly. You lawyer should notify you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Leeds conveyancing practice that is on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

My wife and I are acquiring a brand new apartment in Leeds and my solicitor is advising me that she is duty bound to the lender to reveal incentives from the seller. I am on a tight deadline to exchange and I don't want to delay the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your solicitor. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

It is is a decade since I purchased my house in Leeds. Conveyancing lawyers have just been instructed on the sale but I can't track down my title deeds. Will this cause complications?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be kept by the mortgage company or they may be in the possession of the lawyers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly in all probability the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Leeds involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

I am helping my step-mother sell her house in Leeds. Does the solicitor arrange an EPC or should I organise this?

After the demise of HIPs, EPC’s was left as a mandatory element of moving property. An energy assessment must be commissioned before the property is advertised. This is not something that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Leeds conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with long established Leeds providers

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Leeds. Do I pick up the keys to the house on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Leeds?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.

My uncle informed me that in purchasing a property in Leeds there may be a number of restrictions prohibiting external alterations to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Leeds which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Leeds should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Leeds I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Leeds for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage that many years will be an issue. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

Midway through the sale of a leasehold flat in Leeds. Conveyancing lawyers are doing their job but we have been asked to pay an extortionate amount from the freeholder. So far we have forked out £295.50 for a leasehold management information and then another £117.20 for responses to queries supplied by the purchaser's lawyer.

You will not have control over the extent of the bill for this information but the typical costs for the information for Leeds leasehold property is £360. For Leeds conveyancing sales it is conventional for the owner to cover the costs. The freeholder or their agents are not duty bound to answer such questions although many 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 statute that mandates set charges for administrative tasks. There is no statutory time limit by which they are required to provide the information.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Leeds regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leeds specialising in commercial conveyancing in Leeds. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Grahame Stowe Bateson, Portland House, 7 Portland Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3DR
  • Wrigleys Solicitors Llp, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AG
  • Henry Hyams, 7 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QE
  • Lupton Fawcett Llp, Yorkshire House, East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5BD
  • John Delaney & Co, 1st Floor, Falk House, Westgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2RA

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Leeds regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Leeds but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Advantage Property Lawyers Limited, Hurley House, LS11 5DQ
  • Enact Conveyancing Limited , P O Box HK3, LS11 5QJ

Planning law solicitors in Leeds regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Leeds with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Lupton Fawcett Llp, Yorkshire House, East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5BD
  • Lester Morrill, 27 Park Square West, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2PL
  • Zermansky & Partners, 25, Park Square West, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2PW
  • Walker Morris Pension Trustees Limited, Kings Court, 12 King Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HL
  • Woods Whur 2014 Limited, Devonshire House, 38 York Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ED

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

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