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Reasons to use our Leicester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Leicester property deals can become a lot more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Leicester has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Leicester is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Using a high street Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Leicester conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leicester since November 2023*

Sale

of house residence, Newport Street, LE3 9FU completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £190,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Disposal

of semi-detached residence, Harrow Road, LE3 0JX completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £180,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced premises, Churchill Street, LE2 1FH completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £180,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of terraced property, Cooper Street, LE4 5BH completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £230,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leicester

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must vacate my rented apartment in Leicester by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?

Generally one should not serve notice for your lease until your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, speak to your lawyer and urge them to they apply pressure on the owners solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work towards

I am purchasing a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Leicester who is on the Leeds Building Society solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society in certain locations such as Leicester. We dont recommend any particular firm.

I am intent on selling our house in Leicester and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a national conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Leicester. We have lived in Leicester for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

About to purchase a new build flat in Leicester. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Leicester

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. 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.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Leicester in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. If you contact us we can check via the appropriate 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 can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Leicester to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Leicester. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the registered owner of a 1st floor flat in Leicester, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Leicester with over 90 years remaining are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2100

You have 76 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leicester with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Leicester. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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 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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