Conveyancing solicitors in Leicester
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a home in Leicester, you will need to work with a team of expert conveyancers who can make sure that everything goes ahead as smoothly as possible.
At Bird & Co, our conveyancing solicitors have a wealth combined experience and are well placed to advise you on a range of different conveyancing transactions. We recognise how important it is to reduce the risks associated with conveyancing, allowing you to move ahead with confidence.
We provide a friendly, reliable conveyancing service for individuals and families in Leicester. No matter what your circumstances are, we will be able to provide tailored advice that will guide you through the entire conveyancing process.
Our physical offices are based in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln, but we frequently work with clients from Leicester and are familiar with the local market. We are able to support our clients in and around Leicester including Oadby, Wigston and Thurmaston using our online conveyancing service.
Get in touch with a member of our conveyancing team near Leicester by giving us a call, or get a quote online.
How our conveyancing solicitors near Leicester can help you
Our team of expert conveyancing solicitors near Leicester have expertise in a wide range of areas, including:
- Buying and selling your home
- Advice for first time buyers, such as:
- Equity release
- Advice about buying as joint tenants or tenants in common
- Buying and selling listed property
- Buying and selling leasehold property
- Collective enfranchisement and buying the freehold of a house
- Lease extension
- Transfer of equity
- Gifting property and Deeds of Gift
- Buy to let conveyancing
- Buying and selling land
- Commercial conveyancing
- Stamp Duty advice
Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for most major lenders. This means that we can support you whether you have opted to work with a national firm or a local building society.
Why Choose Bird & Co’s Conveyancing Solicitors near Leicester?
Our conveyancing service has been carefully designed to make the entire process as straightforward as possible, which means the stress associated with moving homes is greatly reduced.
Our conveyancing solicitors near Leicester are able to carry out online conveyancing work, which means that the entire conveyancing process can be carried out remotely. There is no need to meet us at our physical offices.
When you work with us, you will have the benefit of direct correspondence with our team, including a direct email address for the solicitor handling your case.
Our property lawyers near Leicester have in-depth knowledge of the national property market, as well as the local Leicester market. Many other firms only have knowledge of their local markets.
We are also able to deal with transactions around the country and we frequently use video conferencing to speak to clients outside of the UK.
You can choose to work with our Leicester team in person, or you can use our online conveyancing service. Whichever option you choose, our legal obligations to you remain the same. There are no differences to the service you receive, and we are fully insured just in case.
We have been accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means that we will:
- Provide high quality legal advice
- Get your conveyancing transaction completed as efficiently as possible
- Provide top quality customer service and respond to queries quickly
- Keep you regularly updated and never leave you in the dark about the status of your transaction
- Be upfront and honest about your fees – we will provide you with an accurate quote before you instruct us so that you can decide whether we are right for you
In addition to this, we are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. This exemplifies our high levels of customer service and practice management.
Our conveyancing fees – how much does our conveyancing cost in Leicester?
We provide a range of flexible fees for our conveyancing services, including fixed fees for straightforward work. If additional fees are required to complete your conveyancing, your solicitor will run this by you and explain your options.
There are other costs involved in the conveyancing process, called disbursements. Examples of disbursements could include conveyancing searches and registering transactions at HM Land Registry. Any expected disbursements will be included in your initial quote.
Your conveyancing transaction may also be affected by tax, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Capital Gains Tax. If this is the case, your conveyancing solicitor will help you calculate how much tax is owed and file the return with HMRC.
How does the conveyancing process work in Leicester?
There are three main stages to buying or selling a home:
- Offer and acceptance
- Exchange of contracts
When an offer on a home is accepted, both parties agree to enter into a contract. It must be stressed that, at this stage, the transaction is not legally binding and either party can pull out.
The buyer will then work with their conveyancing solicitor to carry out a number of checks on the property. The checks they complete could include:
- Reviewing property information provided by the seller and making further enquiries if necessary (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Conducting conveyancing property searches, such as local authority checks (done by the conveyancing solicitor)
- Carrying out an independent survey (done by the buyer)
The buyer will also apply for a mortgage at this stage (if necessary).
Following this, the buyer and seller will then sign and exchange contracts. The transaction will now be legally binding and, if either party pulls out, they will face a penalty.
Completion is when the transaction is official. A transfer deed will be submitted to HM Land Registry and the seller will be required to leave the property.
How long does conveyancing take in Leicester?
The time it takes to complete conveyancing work will depend on a number of factors, but you can expect a straightforward transaction to be completed in 12-14 weeks from the date an offer is accepted, and conveyancing solicitors are instructed.
Unfortunately, delays can occur, which will mean that the overall conveyancing process will be disrupted. If this is likely to be the case, your conveyancing solicitor will keep you up to date.
What searches are involved in conveyancing in Leicester?
Your conveyancer will carry out a number of checks when you are buying a home, known as conveyancing searches. These checks are completed to make sure that there are no pressing issues with the property that you should be made aware of.
There are three main types of checks.
- Local authority checks – to check the surrounding area for planning, pollution, highway, pollution or other related issues
- Environmental searches – to check for issues such as flooding or land contamination
- Water and drainage searches – to check matters such as water and drainage access
If further checks are required, your conveyancing solicitor will let you know.
How do you instruct our conveyancing solicitors near Leicester?
Our team of conveyancers will be on hand to guide you through the initial stages of your transaction and, once your file is opened, your Leicester conveyancer and their team will handle all the legal details involved in your transaction.
Whether you are moving to, from or across Leicester, our conveyancers will be able to support you from start to finish.