Conveyancing Solicitors in Harewood

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Get moving with Levi Solicitors

Moving house is a major event and while it is exciting to buy a new home, we know that it can also be stressful. Our experienced team always work to make the process as easy as possible for you and to avoid complications and delays.

We provide clear, jargon-free advice and make sure that we are available to speak to you about your sale or purchase as needed. As local solicitors dealing with conveyancing in Harewood and beyond, we have a sound understanding of the area and excellent connections with local professionals in the sector such as estate agents, surveyors and other local conveyancers.

We will make sure that you have a clear quote for the conveyancing costs at the outset, so that you know how much our service and all related expenses, such as search fees, Stamp Duty and the Land Registry fee will be. For more information on our conveyancing costs see our residential conveyancing prices or get an instant conveyancing quote below.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

We know that you will probably want to complete as quickly as possible, and we always work proactively to ensure that this happens. We have the expertise in conveyancing law and practice to handle difficulties effectively, should they arise, and we always stay in close contact with the other side’s solicitors to check that their transaction is moving forward efficiently too.

Our client service is exceptional and we are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme for both the standard of legal advice we provide and the client care we offer.

As well as dealing with residential sales and purchases, we handle a full range of other property transactions, including property transfers, remortgages and equity release.

Residential Conveyancing

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“Handled our home move perfectly and swiftly very good communication and quick response to questions throughout.”

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Our residential conveyancing services in Harewood

| Buying property

Buying a property is a sizeable investment and you need the support of expert conveyancers to ensure that the legal title is sound and the conveyancing process goes smoothly.

We deal with all types of residential property purchases, including investment or buy-to-let purchases and leasehold transactions. We know that you may be faced with tight deadlinesand we always do all we can to meet your preferred timeframe.

The basic steps that we will need to go through in a property purchase include:

Requesting a mortgage offer in principle

It is always recommended that you ask your chosen lender to provide you with a mortgage offer in principle as soon as you decide to start looking for a property to buy. Having this in place will show potential sellers that you have done some of the preliminary work and that you are a serious buyer.

It will also give you a chance to start putting together the financial information that the lender will need and find out how much they are likely to lend you.

Instructing property solicitors

Asking a conveyancing lawyer to represent you early on can reduce the time taken to reach exchange of contracts. If you ask us to deal with your transaction, we will start working with you straight away, letting you have the forms you will need to complete and carrying out our checks before opening a file.

Ordering a survey

It is advisable to have a survey carried out to check the condition of the property. This is particularly important for properties that are older, of unusual design or construction or in poor condition. If flaws are revealed, then you have the option of asking the seller for an allowance against the purchase price to cover the costs of repairs.

Contract and enquiries

Once you have had an offer accepted and passed our details to the estate agent, the seller’s solicitor will send us the contract papers. We will go through all of the documentation provided and ask any relevant questions. We will also apply for searches.

When we have satisfactory replies to our enquiries, search results and your mortgage offer, we can give you our report. We will check that you are happy with everything, including your mortgage terms and conditions, and you can sign the contract and the mortgage deed.

We will need a deposit, usually 10% of the purchase price, to enable us to exchange contracts. We will agree on a date for completion with you and the other parties in the change and once contracts have been exchanged, this date will be fixed.

Completion

We will let you know how much we need from you in cleared funds for completion and order your mortgage advance. On the day of completion, we will send the money to the seller’s solicitor and let you know once it has been received and you are able to collect the keys from the agent.

Following completion, we will register your ownership of the property at the Land Registry along with your mortgage if you have one.

| Selling property

If you are selling a property, we know that you probably want to reach the point of exchange of contracts without undue delay. If you ask us to deal with your sale, we will start work immediately, sending you the initial forms for completion, verifying your identity and opening a file.

We will secure your title deeds and order an up to date copy of the legal title and plan from the Land Registry. Obtaining all of the necessary information early on means that we will be able to send contract papers out as soon as you have a buyer in place. This can reduce the time taken to reach the exchange of contract.

We always do all we can to ensure that buyers have what they need from us and we will check in with them regularly to see if we can assist them in any way.

We will let you have any relevant information from your mortgage lender, including a copy of the redemption statement showing how much they will need to discharge your mortgage.

On the day of completion, we will let you know as soon as we have received the sale monies. You can leave the key with the estate agent and we will authorise them to release this to your buyer. We will redeem your mortgage and account to you for the balance of sale proceeds.

| Transferring property

A transfer of equity refers to adding or removing someone from the title of a property. For example, you may want to transfer your home into joint names with a new partner or from joint names into your sole name.

There are legal implications relating to property transfers and we can make sure that you have the independent advice that you need and that your rights and interests are protected.

We also deal with transfers subject to a mortgage as well as transfers that are done alongside a remortgage.

| Remortgaging property

If you are mortgaging a property, you will need a solicitor to represent you and your new lender. We are authorised to act for both clients and all major lenders and we can carry out the remortgage process promptly and efficiently.

Your new lender will require us to report to them on the property in a similar way to a purchase, as they need reassurance that it is good security for their loan. We may need to carry out searches and we will also let you have a property information form to complete.

We know that you will probably want to move to your new lender without delay and we always take all possible steps to complete promptly.

| Equity release

Equity release policies allow you to release some of the capital in your home to give you a lump sum without having to sell. There are different types of policies available with different requirements and we will make sure that you fully understand the terms and conditions of your policy.

We will go through the implications of equity release with you and provide you with the independent legal advice you are required to have before you enter into the agreement.

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

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Harewood

If you need help with a residential property transaction and you are looking for legal advice on conveyancing or representation from expert local conveyancing solicitors, we would be pleased to hear from you.

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