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Get moving with Levi Solicitors

Buying or selling your home can be stressful. At Levi Solicitors, we are property experts who will do all we can to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. We know that you will probably want to reach the exchange of contracts promptly, and we always work proactively to ensure that transactions keep moving forwards.

Our expert conveyancing solicitors in Harrogate have represented individuals, families, and property investors in the area for many years. We have local expertise and strong connections with surveyors, estate agents and other law firms in the area, which can help us deal with any issues that may arise.

You will be provided with a full quote for the conveyancing costs at the outset, including any additional expenses such as search fees, Stamp Duty, and Land Registry charges. For more information, see our residential conveyancing prices or get an instant conveyancing quote below.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

We have an in-depth understanding of the complex area of conveyancing law and, should there be any complications, we have the knowledge to handle them efficiently. We routinely deal with unusual and high-value property transactions.

We hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation. This acknowledges our high standards in the delivery of quality legal advice on conveyancing and risk management.

We offer an exceptional standard of service, and you will always be kept up to date with the progress of your sale or purchase. We will be happy to talk through any concerns you may have as they arise and to answer your questions. Our advice to you will be clear and in plain English.

Residential Conveyancing

What our clients say

ReviewSolicitors rank us highly for conveyancing in West Yorkshire. Read some of our reviews here.
“Excellent efficient, fast and helpful service received on both transactions.”

“The Levi staff were tremendous, polite and took calls where required to help progress our house sale and purchase. Emails were well constructive and informative.”

Our residential conveyancing services in Adel

| Buying property

If you are buying a property, having expert conveyancing solicitors on your side can make a big difference. We will work tirelessly to make your move as easy as possible and to avoid delays.

There are several stages to the conveyancing process, with the main ones as follows:

Arranging a mortgage

You can approach a lender before you have found a property to buy and request a mortgage offer in principle. You will need to provide some basic financial information and the lender will let you know how much they will consider lending you. A mortgage in principle will also be helpful when you make an offer on a property. You can tell the estate agent that you have it in place and it will show that you are a serious buyer who has organised their finances in advance.

Instructing a solicitor

If you ask us to represent you, we can start work straightaway, opening a file and letting you have the initial forms for completion. This can be done before you have had an offer accepted, so that we are ready to start work as soon as we receive the contract papers.

We have a conveyancing app that streamlines the administration process that you can use. We will take the opportunity to verify your identity straightaway and to open a file in readiness. Early preparation can cut the time to exchange of contracts and ensure that your purchase gets off to a flying start.

Requesting a survey

It is always advisable to have a survey carried out if you are buying a property. A lender’s valuation will not usually be an in-depth look at the property. Surveyors offer different types of survey, depending on the sort of property you will be buying. If you will be taking on an older property or one of unusual construction or in poor condition, the surveyor may advise a full structural survey. If they feel this is not necessary, they can provide you with a homebuyer report.

Pre-contract enquiries

Once you have had an offer accepted, the estate agent will pass our details to the seller’s solicitor who will send us the initial contract papers. This will include a copy of the legal title, a plan of the property, property information forms, a fixtures and fittings list and other information such as transfer documents that include restrictive covenants, planning consents and copies of guarantees.

We will go through all of this in detail and ask any questions we have. We will also apply for the searches that you will need.

Once we have replies, search results and your mortgage offer, we will be ready to report to you on the property and make sure you are happy with all the information. You can then sign the contract and mortgage deed and let us have cleared funds for the deposit. If you have a related sale, we can use the deposit from this.

Exchange of contracts

We will discuss potential completion dates with you and the seller. When the chain is ready to proceed and a date has been agreed upon, we will exchange contracts. Once exchange has taken place, everyone will be legally bound to go ahead.

Completing your purchase

We will order your mortgage advance and let you know how much we need from you. On the day of completion, we will send the balance of funds to the seller’s solicitor, and they will let the estate agent know that the keys can be handed to you.

Following completion, we will register your purchase and mortgage, if you have one, with the Land Registry.

| Selling property

If you are selling a property, we know that you probably want to complete promptly, particularly if you are tying in a purchase. You can contact us as soon as you decide to sell and we will let you have a range of forms to be completed so that we will have a head start once you find a buyer.

This will include a property information form and fixtures and fittings list. You may need to find some documents to send to us with the property information form, such as guarantees or copy planning consents. By starting work early on, we will be able to send all of the necessary information to your seller’s solicitor as soon as you accept an offer, which can reduce the time taken to reach the exchange of contracts.

We will also verify your identity and open a file in readiness.

Once you confirm that you have a buyer, we will obtain your title deeds along with an initial redemption statement from your lender so that you can see how much they will need to redeem their charge, including any administration fees or early exit charges.

We will stay in close contact with your buyer’s solicitor to make sure that the transaction is progressing.

| Transferring property

We deal with property transfers, putting property into joint names or from joint names into a sole name. It is important to have independent legal advice before signing a transfer to make sure that you will be holding the property in the right way for your situation and to adequately protect your share.

We will discuss the options with you and make sure that you have the best property-owning structure in place as well as any other necessary documents, such as a Will or a deed of trust.

| Remortgaging property

You will usually need a solicitor to deal with a remortgage for you unless you will be staying with the same lender. This is because your new lender will need to know that the property meets their lending criteria. We will need to check the legal title on their behalf as well as going through a range of other documents, including searches and property information.

We will liaise with you as to completion and make sure you have an up-to-date statement from your former lender so that you have a clear idea of the amount they will need to redeem their charge.

As soon as we have all the information your new lender needs, along with your mortgage offer, we can make arrangements for completion. Following completion, we will discharge your existing charge and register your new mortgage with the Land Registry.

| Equity release

Equity release involves agreeing with a lender to sign over a share of your property to them in return for a lump sum. You may be able to pay off the interest each month or alternatively, it will accrue and ultimately be paid when the property is sold.

You are required by law to take independent legal advice before signing an equity release agreement. We can provide this, ensuring that you fully understand the implications and that you are happy to proceed.

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

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Harrogate

If you are looking for helpful, approachable, and expert property solicitors, we will be happy to hear from you.

Get an instant online conveyancing quote or call us today on 0800 988 7756 for a FREE initial discussion with our residential conveyancing solicitors in Harrogate. We deal with conveyancing in Harrogate, the wider North 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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