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Reasons to use our Leicester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Using a high street Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 No matter what any other solicitors advise it just might be necessary to visit your lawyer to sign legal papers. There are various parties with engaged in a homemove without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 3 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Leicester home moves can be made a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 4 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Leicester governed by the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 Leicester lawyers work in partnership with Leicester estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leicester since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leicester

As a first time buyer what is the most important advice you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Leicester?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Leicester or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For instance, the seller, property agent and sometimes your mortgage company. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Leicester should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose role it is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest may try and convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your conveyancer is wrong. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do something that is against your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

Is it necessary to take out insurance to cover chancel repairs when acquiring a house in Leicester?

Unless a previous purchase of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you may assume that lawyers conducting conveyancing in Leicester to continue to suggest a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Have completed on a a detached house in Leicester , how long will it take for the Land Registry to register my proprietorship? My Leicester conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be certain that my purchase is recorded.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Leicester registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any third parties. Currently in the region of three quarters of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Registration takes place after the new owner is living at the premises thus registration formalities is not always top priority but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I am purchasing a new build house in Leicester benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative told me not to tell my solicitor about this deal as it could jeopardize my mortgage with Virgin Money. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

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.

Am I right to be wary that estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a local Leicester conveyancing practice?

As with many professional services, often suggestions from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are numerous people with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all recommend solicitors to select. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there behind the scenes financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to choose your preferred lawyer. You need to be aware that some banks have an approved list of law firms you must use for the lender aspect of your house move.

At long last a loan offer from a mortgage company for the refinancing of my 4 bedroom flat is to be issued any day now. Are you able to recommend a low cost remortgage conveyancing law firm in Leicester ?

This site is not designed to help in pursuit of a cheap conveyancing in Leicester. We can offer you value for money conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Resist the temptation to appoint brokers offering low cost conveyancing in Leicester.In your best case scenario, in opting for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up invoiced for extras and still not receive the service expected.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Leicester regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leicester practicing in commercial conveyancing in Leicester. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Leicester but also conveyancing across 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

Planning law solicitors in Leicester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leicester specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including 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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