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Reasons to use our Leicester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Leicester regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Leicester conveyancing can become significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 3 Leicester property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Leicester conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 4 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Leicester has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Leicester

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leicester since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leicester

I am acquiring a house for cash in Leicester. I have resided for the previous dozen years in Leicester. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. As I know the road and vicinity intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a home loan, then the vast majority of the Leicester conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your solicitor will try and steer you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but she is duty bound to take that path of advice. One thing to take into account; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it will likely be be of interest to your future buyer what the searches determine. Sometimes houses with day to day issues can still show up unexpected search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Leicester should be able to give you some sensible advice concerning this.

My property lawyer in Leicester is not on the Skipton Building Society Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Skipton Building Society list of approved lawyers?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Leicester solicitors but Skipton Building Society will need to use a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total conveyancing fees as well as result in frustration.
  2. Get an alternative practitioner to to deal with the purchase, not forgetting to check they are Skipton Building Society approved.
  3. Try to convince your Skipton Building Society solicitor to try to join the Skipton Building Society panel

It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in Leicester completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am purchasing a new build house in Leicester with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The property agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about the extras as it will impact my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Leicester before appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Leicester. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Leicester. I I would like to check if they are listed on the lender's conveyancing panel. Could you assist?

It’s a good idea contact your solicitor to enquire if they are on the bank's panel. Alternatively please call us and we can investigate and revert. If they are not on the conveyancing panel we can certainly arrange a reputable conveyancing solicitor in Leicester on the approved list for your lender.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Leicester regulated by the SRA

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

  • Craig Ferguson & Co Llp, 39 Castle Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5WN
  • Philip J Hammond & Sons, 47 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5QX
  • Bright Legal Solicitors Limited, 34 Belgrave Gate, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 3GP
  • Douglas Wemyss Solicitors Llp, 18 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5RA
  • Dodds Solicitors Llp, 32 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5RA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Leicester

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leicester specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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
  • Johnson Astills Solicitors, 3 & 5 Welford Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 7AD
  • Stephen Swanton Limited, 3-5 Welford Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 7AD

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Leicester regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Leicester 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
  • Iy (leicester) Limited, 8 Uppingham Road, LE5 0QD
  • Premier Property Lawyers Ltd, 1 Frances Way, LE19 1SH

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

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