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Get moving with Levi Solicitors

If you are buying or selling a property, you need expert representation to make sure that your transaction goes smoothly.

Our experienced conveyancing solicitors in Collingham offer a comprehensive service for all types of property transactions, including leasehold, remortgage and equity release, as well as home moves.

Our team will make sure that you have an accurate quote for the conveyancing costs at the outset so that you know what to expect. For more information on the related expenses, see our residential conveyancing prices or get an instant conveyancing quote online.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

We know that the moving process can be stressful, and we will make sure that you have the support you need throughout. We will keep you updated and explain what will happen next at each step of the way.

We always aim to reach exchange of contracts promptly to minimise the risk of a transaction falling through. We are used to tight deadlinesand we will work proactively to meet them wherever possible.

Our team members have a high level of expertise in the complex area of conveyancing law and are able to deal with any difficulties that may arise promptly and effectively, avoiding delays wherever possible.

We are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme in acknowledgement of the excellent standard of legal advice on conveyancing that we offer as well as our client care.

Residential Conveyancing

What our clients say

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

“Easy process, efficient, good communication, no chasing.”

“Helpful and efficient. Whenever we needed assistance, we were always able to talk to the conveyancer in charge of our house sale.”

Our residential conveyancing services in Collingham

| Buying property

For most people, buying a property is the biggest financial commitment they will make. At Levi Solicitors, our local conveyancing solicitors will make sure that your investment is sound.

We will guide you through the conveyancing process, making sure that you know which stage has been reached and what will be needed from you next to progress matters. The main steps involved in buying a property are as follows:

Arranging a mortgage

Speaking to a mortgage lender once you decide that you want to buy a property will give you the chance to check that you meet their lending criteria and find out how much they are prepared to lend you. You can apply for a mortgage offer in principle and you can let estate agents know that you have this when you make an offer so that they can tell sellers that you are a serious buyer who has already addressed the issue of finance.

Finding a conveyancer

Instructing property solicitors early on can help to reduce the time taken to reach exchange of contracts. If you ask us to deal with your purchase, we can carry out the initial work such as opening a file, checking your identity as required by law and letting you have the forms for completion.

As soon as you have an offer accepted, you will be able to give our details to the estate agent, who will pass them on to the seller’s solicitor. They will then be able to send the contract papers out straightaway.

Having a survey carried out

It is always advisable to have a survey carried out if you are buying a property. While your lender will carry out a valuation, this is often cursory and will not look in detail at the condition of the property. A survey should highlight areas of concern. If you are buying an older property, one in poor condition or of unusual construction or you intend to carry out major works, an in-depth structural report may be recommended.

Solicitor deals with contract, enquiries and searches

As soon as we receive the contract package from the seller’s solicitors, we will go through all of the information provided, including the legal title and the property information forms and respond with a list of enquiries.

We will also apply for the searches that you will need, which will usually include a local search and drainage enquiries.

This part of the process can take several weeks to deal with, particularly if the seller’s solicitors have to apply for documents such as copy planning consents or guarantees or if the local authority has a backlog in dealing with searches.

We will also need to wait until your mortgage offer is received. If there is a chain, then everyone in the chain will need to be ready before contracts can be exchanged.

Exchange of contracts and completion

We will liaise with you as to completion dates and then exchange contracts. A deposit of 10% is usually paid on exchange. If you are tying in a sale, we will generally be able to use the deposit from your buyer. Once exchange of contracts has taken place, the completion date will be fixed.

We will then order funds from your mortgage lender and let you know how much we will need from you to complete.

On the day of completion, we will let you know once the seller’s solicitor has received the balance of money from us and you can pick up the keys from the estate agent. Following completion, we will arrange for registration of your purchase and mortgage at the Land Registry.

| Selling property

If you are selling a property, we can represent you, ensuring that completion takes place promptly. As soon as you ask us to deal with the transaction, we will start the preliminary work, letting you have the property information and fixtures and fittings forms to complete, verifying your identity and opening a file. This will give you plenty of time to find any documents you may need to accompany the property information form such as guarantees and copy planning consents.

Once you accept an offer, we will then be able to send the contract papers out immediately, potentially reducing the length of time it takes for the other side to be ready to exchange contracts.

| Transferring property

If you want to change the ownership of a property from joint names to your sole name or from your sole name to joint names, we can deal with the transaction on your behalf. We will explain the implications of doing this and how to protect your interests if you have contributed more to the property than another owner.

We will explain the different types of joint ownership to you and ensure that you choose the right option for your circumstances.

If the property is subject to a mortgage, we will liaise with your lender to secure their approval to the transfer. Alternatively, if you are tying in a remortgage, we will do the necessary remortgage work on behalf of your new lender and arrange to redeem your existing loan.

| Remortgaging property

You will usually need a solicitor to represent you and your new lender if you remortgage your property. The lender will require us to carry out searches and enquiries beforehand so that they know the property is good security for their loan.

We know that you are likely to want to complete quickly if you are moving to a better mortgage deal and we always work proactively to move a transaction forward without delays.

We will let you have a redemption figure for your existing mortgage as soon as this is available so that you can see how much they will need to discharge their loan, to include any administration fees or penalties they may be charging.

| Equity release

If you are considering taking out an equity release policy, you will need independent legal advice before you sign as there are serious implications to this type of agreement. We can provide the advice you need and ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that you will be agreeing to.

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

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Collingham

Our Collingham conveyancing solicitors deal with a full range of residential transactions for individuals, families and property investors. If you are considering moving or you need help with another property issue, we would be happy to help.

Book an appointment online or call us today on 0800 988 7756 for a FREE initial discussion with our residential conveyancing solicitors in Collingham. 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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