Conveyancing Solicitors in Adel

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Get moving with Levi Solicitors

Moving house is exciting, but it can also be stressful if there are delays or complications. Representation by experienced local conveyancing solicitors will give you the best chance of a smooth transaction, with difficulties handled promptly and effectively.

Our expert conveyancing solicitors in Adel have been dealing with conveyancing in Leeds for many years. Clients often return to us and also recommend us to friends and family, and we have excellent relationships with other local property professionals in the area, including estate agents and surveyors.

We will provide you with a clear quote for the conveyancing costs at the outset so that you know how much our costs and the additional expenses, such as search fees, will be. For more information, see our residential conveyancing prices or get an instant conveyancing quote below.

We deal with all types of residential property transactions, including leasehold sales and purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

We have a high level of expert knowledge of both property law and the conveyancing process and we routinely deal with complex and high-value transactions. We always work proactively to avoid hold-ups and to meet tight deadlines wherever possible.

Our team members are known for their outstanding service. If we represent you in your home move, we will make sure that you have all of the information you need and that our advice is clear and practical. We will keep you updated on the progress of your transaction and make sure you can speak to us as needed to discuss matters and ask questions.

We are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, awarded to firms who offer both exceptional legal advice on conveyancing together with good service standards and strong risk management.

Residential Conveyancing

What our clients say

ReviewSolicitors rank us highly for conveyancing in West Yorkshire. Read some of our reviews here.

“Very efficient service and informative and kept in the loop from start to finish.”

“Fab communication and efficient service all the way through the house sale process.”

Our residential conveyancing services in Adel

| Buying property

If you are buying a property, we can represent you in the transaction, checking that the legal title is sound, liaising with your mortgage lender and, where necessary, tying in a related purchase.

The main stages in a property purchase are as follows:

Arranging a mortgage

The first step is to select a mortgage lender and request a mortgage offer in principle. This will give you the chance to find out how much you are likely to be able to borrow and will also show sellers and estate agents that you are a serious buyer who is ready to proceed.

You will also be able to check with the lender what financial paperwork they will need from you with your full application in due course, once you have found a property to buy.

Finding a conveyancer

You can ask a conveyancing solicitor to represent you early on before you have had an offer accepted. If you ask us to deal with your purchase, we will let you have the preliminary forms for completion, check your identity as required by law and open a file so that we are ready to go ahead as soon as you have a deal in place.

Having a survey carried out

Once you have found the right property, a survey is generally recommended. You can choose a level of detail appropriate to the property you are buying. For example, a modern home in good condition and of conventional design and construction may only need a homebuyer report. If any issues are discovered by the surveyor, you can try to negotiate an allowance from the seller to cover the cost of any work needed.

Conveyancer makes searches and raises pre-contract enquiries

The seller’s solicitors will send us a substantial package of documents along with the draft contract. This will include a copy of the legal title, a copy of the official plan of the property, property information forms, a fixtures and fittings list and copies of any documents referred to in the title or information forms.

We will go through these in detail and return to the seller’s solicitor with a list of questions. We will also apply for searches at this stage, to include a local search and drainage search.

Once we have all responses along with your formal mortgage offer, we will report to you on the property and check that you are happy with the terms and conditions of the mortgage.

You can then sign the contract in readiness for exchange. You will also need to let us have a deposit to be paid to the seller’s solicitor on exchange. This is usually 10% of the purchase price. If you have a related sale, we can use the deposit from this.

Exchange and completion

We will discuss completion dates with you and the rest of the chain. Once a date is agreed upon and everyone is ready to proceed, contracts can be exchanged. This is when the transaction becomes legally binding and the date for completion is set.

We will let you know how much we need from you to complete your purchase and order your mortgage advance. On the day of completion, we will ring you as soon as the seller’s solicitor confirms receipt of the balance of purchase monies and you can contact the estate agent to arrange to pick up the keys to your new home.

| Selling property

When you sell a property, you will probably want to reach the point of exchange as quickly as possible, particularly if you are tying in a purchase. We always stay in close touch with buyers’ solicitors to move matters forward effectively, ensuring that they have the information they need without delay.

You can ask us to act for you as soon as you decide to market your property and we will carry out some of the preliminary work straightaway, such as opening a file and verifying your identity, so that we are ready to issue the contract papers once you accept an offer.

You will need to fill in a property information form, and we can also let you have this early on so that you have plenty of time to complete it and find any documents needed to accompany it, such as planning consents and guarantees.

| Transferring property

If you are thinking of transferring a property into joint names with someone else or from joint names into a sole name, you should take legal advice before completing the transfer.

It is important to make sure that your interest in the property is protected. We can advise you of your options and go through the two main types of joint ownership with you, providing you with the guidance you need and establishing which will be best for your circumstances.

| Remortgaging property

When you remortgage, you will usually need a solicitor to represent you in the transaction and to carry out due diligence work on behalf of your new lender.

We are authorised to represent all of the main high street lenders, meaning we can work for both them and you in the transaction.

We always aim to complete a remortgage as soon as possible, as we know that it is usually beneficial to move to a new deal. We will make sure that you have a clear and up-to-date statement showing the amount your existing lender will need to redeem their charge, which could include administration fees and exit charges, so that you know how much will be payable to you on completion or how much we will need from you to complete.

| Equity release

Equity release policies are onerous, and the law requires that you take independent legal advice before signing them. We can go through the terms and conditions with you and make sure that you fully understand the implications.

You may have the opportunity to pay off the interest each month on the capital that will be advanced to you and we will make sure you are aware of the choices and the benefits or drawbacks of the available options.

For more information about our services, see our residential conveyancing solicitors page.

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Adel

For advice on conveyancing law and representation in all types of residential conveyancing transactions, please feel free to speak to one of our property team.

Book an appointment online or call us today on 0800 988 7756 for a FREE initial discussion with our residential conveyancing solicitors in Adel. We deal with conveyancing in Leeds, the wider West Yorkshire area and beyond. Our telephone lines are open 8.30am – 9pm, seven days a week.

Residential Conveyancing Team

Alan Tai

Partner

0113 297 3170
 alantai@levisolicitors.co.uk

Alan is a partner and he is the head of the firm’s residential property department. Read More.

Andrew Lancaster

Partner

0113 532 7193
 alancaster@levisolicitors.co.uk

Andrew is a partner. He joined the firm’s residential property team in 2018, based in our Leeds office. Read More.

Gillian Sandford

Partner

0113 297 3157
 gsandford@levisolicitors.co.uk

Gillian is a qualified Licensed Conveyancer and partner in our Leeds office. Read More.

Afsha Ayub

Partner

01924 666273
 aayub@levisolicitors.co.uk

Afsha is a partner based in our Leeds office, specialising in residential conveyancing. Read More.

Waseem Afzal

Partner

0113 487 4183
 wafzal@levisolicitors.co.uk

Waseem is a solicitor in our residential property team, based at our Leeds City Centre office. Read More.

Georgia Hunt

Solicitor

0113 532 7187
 ghunt@levisolicitors.co.uk

Georgia is a solicitor and joined the firm’s residential property team in 2018, based in our Leeds office. Read More.

Navjit Degun

Solicitor

0113 297 3168
 ndegun@levisolicitors.co.uk

Navjit is a solicitor. He deals with both commercial and residential property transactions. Read More.

Chanelle Rushforth

Solicitor

0113 468 4096
 crushforth@levisolicitors.co.uk

Chanelle Rushforth is a Solicitor in our Conveyancing department. Chanelle is based in Leeds. Read More.

Sue Simpson

Senior Conveyancer

0113 468 4093
 ssimpson@levisolicitors.co.uk

Sue is an experienced conveyancer, who deals with both residential and new build work. Read More.

Donna Spells

Conveyancing Executive

0113 468 4091
 dspells@levisolicitors.co.uk

Donna is a conveyancer in our residential property team, based in our Leeds office. Read More.

Scott Dickinson

Conveyancing Executive

0113 297 8774
 sdickinson@levisolicitors.co.uk

Scott is a Conveyancing Executive based in our Leeds office, specialising in residential conveyancing. Read More.

Laura Lavelle-Marshall

Licensed Conveyancer

0113 297 3182
 llmarshall@levisolicitors.co.uk

Laura Lavelle-Marshall is a Licensed Conveyancer based in our Moortown office.  Read More.

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