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Reasons to use our Shepshed conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Shepshed is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Shepshed
  • 3 The Shepshed conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Shepshed
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Shepshed lawyer have developed very good links with Shepshed local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Shepshed.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shepshed since February 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shepshed

My best friend’s brother is a solicitor. I expect that I can be offered preferential pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Shepshed?

It’s wise to look for multiple conveyancing quotes. Do use our comparison tool on this site. You will notice that charges may contrast greatly but service levels do are distinct between property lawyers as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.

My wife and I are purchasing a newly constructed duplex in Shepshed and my lawyer is telling me that she is duty bound to the bank to reveal incentives from the seller. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to sign contracts and I would rather not delay matters. Is my lawyer right?

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

We are purchasing a victorian detached house in Shepshed. Our aim is to convert the garage to an office at the house.Will legal investigations on the property involve checks to determine if these works are permitted?

Your conveyancer will review the deeds as conveyancing in Shepshed will occasionally identify restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of works or need the permission of a 3rd party. Certain works require local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

I happen to be the sole beneficiary of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Shepshed. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in April. I want to move. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership will be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the property in April. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be impacted by that. Most mortgage companies would take a sensible view as this clause chiefly exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of properties.

Planning on purchasing a flat in Shepshed. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Shepshed lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Shepshed. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Shepshed

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. 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. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Shepshed is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Shepshed are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Shepshed you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Shepshed 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.

My partner and I are acquiring a ground floor flat in Shepshed. When we first instructed property lawyer, they told us that they were on all mainstream lender panels. The financial adviser called yesterday to say that they are not on the Lloyds approved list. If it turns out to be true, what should we do? Should we simply find a different conveyancer that is on their approved list or should we cover the costs for dual representation, with Lloyds selecting their own approved lawyer.

When acquiring a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is normal for the buyer’s lawyers to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a lawyer has to be on that lender's list of approved lawyers. An application has to be made by the solicitor to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the property lawyer has to fulfill. Some mortgage companies now require their panel firms to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your lawyer should call Lloyds to discover if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on Lloyds's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Shepshed lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another property lawyer into the mix.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Shepshed regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shepshed but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Hawley & Rodgers, 19-23 Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DY
  • Straw & Pearce, 18 Rectory Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UU
  • Julie K Brown Ltd, 18 Rectory Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UU
  • David C Partridge Limited, 18 Rectory Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UU
  • David T Leigh Limited, 18 Rectory Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UU

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Shepshed

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Shepshed specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Straw & Pearce, 18 Rectory Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UU
  • J E Sale Limited, 20 Church Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UD
  • Bird Wilford & Sale, 19-20 Church Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UD
  • K J Vaughan Limited, 20 Church Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UD
  • Moss Solicitors Llp, 80-81 Woodgate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2XE

Home buying conveyancing in Shepshed almost always involves the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Shepshed conveyancing searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other documentation supplied by the seller’s lawyer
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale agreement
  • Going through replies supplied by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the buyer and the mortgage (if relevant) at the HMLR.

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

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