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Reasons to use our Leicester conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 No matter what any alternative lawyers may claim it could be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal connections with Leicester selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Over the years Leicester lawyer have developed very good connections with Leicester local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Leicester.
  • 4 Leicester conveyancing lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Excellent communication together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Leicester property deals can become a lot more complicated due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leicester since June 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leicester

I am acquiring a brand new apartment in Leicester and my conveyancer is telling me that she has to the bank to disclose incentives from the builder. I am under pressure to exchange and I would rather not prolong the conveyancing. Is my lawyer right?

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

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Leicester?

If you are buying a property in Leicester your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is payable against the sale price then this will be needed shortly prior to exchange of contracts. The final balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.

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. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Leicester

    Please supply a car parking plan. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? 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. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Leicester is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Leicester are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Leicester you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Leicester may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Leicester. I have chance upon a web site which looks to be the ideal answer If it is possible to get all this stuff done via email that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Looking forward to exchange soon on a garden flat in Leicester. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they are sending me a report on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Leicester should include some of the following:

    Your conveyancers should enable you to have an understanding of the building insurance provisions An explanation as to the provision in the lease to pay service charges - in relation to the building, and the more general rights a lessee enjoys Will you be prohibited or prevented from having pets in the property? Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring? You should be advised what is to be regarded as a Nuisance as far as the lease is concerned
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Leicester please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Leicester.

Leicester Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Who manages the block? Plenty Leicester leasehold properties will be liable to pay a service charge for the upkeep of the building levied on behalf of the landlord. Where you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this charge, normally periodically throughout the year. This may vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large amount, say about £50-£100 but you should to check as occasionally it could be prohibitively expensive.

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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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leicester practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

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

Planning law solicitors in Leicester regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are 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 compulsory purchases in Leicester
  • 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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