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Cheap conveyancing in Oadby does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Oadby conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Oadby conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Oadby conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Oadby is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Oadby - if so sets of solicitors will be less confrontational
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Oadby
  • 5 Oadby solicitors work in partnership with Oadby estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress all the way along

Examples of recent conveyancing in Oadby since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Oadby

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Oadby?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Oadby and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the vendor, estate agent and on occasion your mortgage company. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Oadby an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose responsibility is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest may attempt to sway you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your conveyancer is dragging his heels. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is contrary to your lawyers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

We're in Oadby, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Clydesdale , and our lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

How does conveyancing in Oadby differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Oadby approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because developers in Oadby tend to purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Oadby or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Oadby ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks will not grant a loan on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Oadby. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Oadby especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Oadby.

I am employed by a busy estate agency in Oadby where we have experienced a number of flat sales jeopardised as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Oadby conveyancing firms. Could you clarify whether the owner of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Oadby - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    The answer will be useful as a) areas can cause problems in the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the running of the building you will want to know about it How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? How many years are left on the lease?

Living abroad I am unable to be present at my Oadby conveyancing solicitors office to sign documents for conveyancing in Oadby – is this a problem?

No. Oadby conveyancing solicitors can handle home moves for clients wider afield. It is not necessary for you to be able to be present a Oadby conveyancers office. They can deal with all communications remotely from their Oadby office.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Oadby

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Oadby specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Skr Legal Limited, 131a Evington Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 1QJ
  • P A Todd And Co Ltd, Fara House, 378 East Park Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 5AY
  • Michael Hill Partnership, 119 London Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 0QT
  • Josiah Hincks Solicitors, The Manse, 22 De Montfort Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7GB
  • Frisby & Small Llp, 5 De Montfort Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7GE

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

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Oadby but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Iy (leicester) Limited, 8 Uppingham Road, LE5 0QD
  • Bingham & Co Property Lawyers Limited, 1st Floor, 19 Halford Street, LE1 1JA
  • The Conveyancing Shop Limited, 23-25 Friar Lane, LE1 5QQ
  • Roberts Rose Partnership, 10 Peacock Lane, LE1 5PX
  • Premier Property Lawyers Ltd, 1 Frances Way, LE19 1SH

Planning law solicitors in Oadby regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Oadby practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Lawson West Solicitors Limited, 241 Uppingham Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 4DG
  • Zms Legal Limited, 11 Bowling Green Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6AS
  • Spearing Waite Llp, 34 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6BU
  • Bhw Commercial Solicitors, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Julie White Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA

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

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