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If you are buying or selling your home or investment property, having expert conveyancing solicitors on your side can make all the difference. From making sure that complications are handled effectively to working towards tight deadlines, using an experienced conveyancing firm will give you the best possible chance of a prompt and successful move.

Our property solicitors deal with a full range of conveyancing issues including sales, purchases, leasehold properties, newbuild homes, property transfers and remortgages. For a conveyancing quote, call us today, and for more information about conveyancing costs, see our residential conveyancing prices or get an instant quote below.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

Our conveyancing solicitors in Garforth have been representing homebuyers and investors in the area for many years. We are known for the excellent level of service we provide as well as for our sound understanding and application of conveyancing law.

We will make sure that our advice is clear and jargon-free and you will always be welcome to talk through any issues of concern or ask questions. We will make sure that we keep you up-to-date as your transaction progresses and we always work proactively to avoid delays.

Residential Conveyancing

What our clients say

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

“Very professional and fast with great communication back and forth.”

“The whole team at Levi’s provided excellent service throughout. Purchasing my first property was an extremely stressful time, however the team at Levi’s did everything to ensure all went smoothly, and did everything asked of them in a timely manner. Couldn’t have asked for better from them.”

Our residential conveyancing services in Garforth

| Buying property

Property is the biggest investment most people make, so it is important to ensure that your purchase is legally sound. We can make sure that everything is in order and that you have all the relevant information about your new home.

We have been representing clients buying property in Garforth and the wider Leeds area for many decades and we have a sound understanding of the area as well as excellent connections to other property professionals. Our local conveyancing solicitors have the experience to reduce the risk of delays and to manage any complications that might arise promptly and efficiently.

The main steps you will go through in the purchase conveyancing process are as follows:

Arranging a mortgage

You can ask a lender to provide you with a mortgage offer in principle before you have found somewhere to buy. You will need to let them have some financial information and they will let you know how much they might be willing to lend.

You can then make sure you have all the detailed information that they will need when you submit your formal application once you have found somewhere to buy. Having a mortgage offer in principle can also be an advantage when you make an offer on a property, as it will demonstrate to the seller that you have taken steps to be ready to proceed.

Finding a conveyancing solicitor

As soon as you have an offer accepted, you will need to give the estate agent the details of your conveyancer. If you would like us to represent you, you can speak to us before you find somewhere to buy and we will give you the initial documentation to complete. This will mean that we are ready to go ahead as soon as you find somewhere.

To ask us for a quote or to take on your conveyancing, give us a call today. We offer the option of dealing with some of the administration using our conveyancing app, making the process as easy and streamlined as possible.

Requesting a survey

It is always advisable to have a survey carried out before you buy a property. Although your mortgage lender will request a valuation, this can be cursory. A survey can highlight areas of concern and give you some idea of upcoming requirements for maintenance and repairs.

If the survey reveals problems, you can ask the seller whether they will be prepared to give you an allowance to take into account the cost of remedial works.

Searches and pre-contract enquiries

The seller’s solicitor will send us a substantial package of information at the start of the transaction, including the draft contract, a copy of the legal title and plan of the property, property information forms, a fixtures and fittings list and other documents referred to in the title and property information form.

As soon as we receive the plan, we will be able to apply for searches. We will go through all of the paperwork and go back to the seller’s solicitor with our enquiries. Once we have acceptable responses, along with the search results and your mortgage offer, we will be ready to proceed.

We will go through everything with you and you can sign the contract and mortgage deed and let us have the deposit, usually 10% of the purchase price, unless you are tying in a sale.

Contract exchange

When everyone in the chain is ready to proceed and a date has been agreed upon, contracts will be exchanged. At this point, the contract becomes legally binding and the date for completion is fixed.

Completing your purchase

Following the exchange, we will order your mortgage advance and you can let us have the balance of money to complete. On the day of completion, we will let you know once the seller’s solicitor has confirmed receipt of the money, and you can liaise with the estate agent to collect the key to your new property.

| Selling property

If you are selling a property, we can represent you, ensuring that the contract papers are sent out promptly and that the transaction moves along efficiently. We always stay in close touch with the other side’s solicitor so that we can respond quickly when they need information and work towards an early exchange of contracts.

You can ask us to represent you as soon as you decide to sell. We will let you have the forms to complete straightaway so that there is no delay once you accept an offer.

You may need to find various documents to accompany the property information form and by dealing with this early on, it will give you time to locate them and ensure that everything is ready to go as soon as your buyer has a solicitor in place.

We will make sure that you have a copy of the mortgage redemption statement once it is available, so that you can check the figures. This can be particularly important if you are tying in a purchase so that you can see how much will be available from your sale.

You will have the information and legal advice on conveyancing that you need throughout so that you know what stage has been reached and what comes next.

| Transferring property

There are several reasons why you might want to transfer a property, including if a partner has moved in with you or if a relationship has ended. We can advise you on what you need to consider if you are dealing with a transfer and ensure that you have the legal guidance you need.

If you will be putting a property into joint names, we will explain the different types of co-ownership to you and identify the right option for your circumstances. For example, if you have contributed a larger amount to the purchase of a property than the other owner, this can be protected.

We can liaise with your mortgage lender where necessary or tie in a remortgage if you intend to move to a new lender.

| Remortgaging property

When you remortgage a property, you will usually need to instruct a solicitor to handle the transaction unless you are staying with your existing lender and moving to a new product. This is because lenders will need a range of legal checks carried out to satisfy them that the property is good security for their loan.

We are authorised to deal with all high street lenders, meaning we can represent both you and your lender in the remortgage process. We know that you may want to move to the new deal without delay and we always work proactively to move matters along and complete as promptly as possible.

| Equity release

If you are considering an equity release product, you are required by law to have independent legal advice during the equity release process. We can act for you, ensuring that you have the information you need and that the effects of signing an equity release policy are clearly and thoroughly explained.

We will answer your questions honestly and make sure that you are happy with the situation before you go ahead.

Equity release involves signing over a share of your home to the equity release company, which will recover this in due course when you no longer need it. You are likely to have different options in dealing with the outstanding amount, such as paying off the interest on the loan each month or allowing it to be added to the capital debt. We can discuss this with you and make sure that the choices you make are right for your situation and sustainable in the long-term.

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

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Garforth

If you need help with a property sale or purchase or another type of property transaction, we would be pleased to help.

Get an instant conveyancing quote or call us today on 0800 988 7756 for a FREE initial discussion with our residential conveyancing solicitors in Garforth. 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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