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Reasons to use our Leicester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Leicester home moves can be made significantly more complicated due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 2 Leicester solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 The companies identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 4 Leicester solicitor are the key to a successful Leicester home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Leicester regulated by the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leicester since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leicester

We chose a high street lawyer for our conveyancing in Leicester yesterday. After carefully reading the terms of engagement I seewe are liable for costs even where the transaction does not complete. Would I be best advised to instruct a web based conveyancing company who offer no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Leicester?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is offered then the conveyancing charges will generally be more expensive to offset the conveyances that do not go ahead. Dont forget that such schemes generally do not protect you from expenditure for instance Leicester conveyancing search fees.

I own a freehold premises in Leicester but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Leicester and has limited impact for conveyancing in Leicester but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Leicester. I need to find out whether they are accepted on the Virgin Money approved list of lawyers. Can you advise?

You should contact your conveyancer and ask them if they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you can call Virgin Money who may be able to help.

A relative suggested that where I am purchasing in Leicester I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Leicester conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Leicester around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Leicester Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Leicester Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Leicester.

My company is looking to take over a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-move-no costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Leicester for below 2k?

We are happy to recommend firms who have specialist knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Leicester, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are looking to buy or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will find you the right lawyer. Regarding the charges these will vary based on the structure and terms of the deal. Let us have your details or email us so that we can furnish you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

We are midway through purchasing a residence in Leicester. Conveyancing solicitor has told us the title is "Leasehold". Does this adversely affect our mortgage valuation?

Leicester conveyancing does not usually involve leasehold houses. The crucial factor here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If there are hundred of years years remaining with a nominal rent, it's essentially freehold, so it’s unlikely to affect the value significantly.

On the flip side, if it's, say, 50 years it is bound to have a significant impact on the saleability, and probably wouldn't be mortgageable. The remaining lease term and ground rent will be specified in the lease provided to your conveyancing practitioner.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Leicester regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Leicester specialising in commercial conveyancing in Leicester. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Philip J Hammond & Sons, 47 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5QX
  • Bright Legal Solicitors Limited, 34 Belgrave Gate, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 3GP
  • Dodds Solicitors Llp, 32 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5RA
  • Douglas Wemyss Solicitors Llp, 18 Friar Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5RA
  • Shb Solicitors Limited, 1 Berridge Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5JT

Planning law solicitors in Leicester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leicester with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Zms Legal Limited, 11 Bowling Green Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6AS
  • Spearing Waite Llp, 34 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6BU
  • Lawson West Solicitors Limited, 241 Uppingham Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 4DG
  • 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

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

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