Conveyancing Solicitors in Horsforth

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Get moving with Levi Solicitors

When you buy or sell your home or invest in property, you need genuine experts on your side. Property law and the conveyancing process are complex and being represented by experienced conveyancing solicitors will give you the best possible chance of a smooth transaction.

At Levi Solicitors, our local conveyancing solicitors in Horsforth provide an exceptional service. We know that moving house is stressful and we will make sure that you have our support and guidance throughout. We have the understanding to resolve any complications that may arise and we are always happy to talk through any concerns you may have.

You will be given a clear estimate of the conveyancing costs at the outset, with a breakdown showing any additional expenses such as search fees, Stamp Duty and the Land Registry’s fee for registering a purchase. For more information, see our residential conveyancing prices or get an instant conveyancing quote below.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

We will make sure that you know what stage has been reached and whether anything is needed from you to progress matters. We offer a conveyancing app which can streamline the process and make it easier for you to provide us with any information that we may need.

The Law Society has accredited us with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme mark in recognition of the high standards of legal advice on conveyancing that we provide and our strong risk management practices.

We have strong links to the local community as well as a sound understanding of property in the area. This can be advantageous when raising enquiries and dealing with other professionals, such as local estate agents and surveyors, many of whom we are familiar with and have strong professional relationships with.

Residential Conveyancing

What our clients say

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

“Levi were amazing at every stage of the sale of my house particularly when dealing with a very difficult buyer. I am now using them to purchase another property. Everything is done online which makes life easier as there is barely any paperwork. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and easy to speak to which made a very stressful situation slightly easier to get through…”

“Excellent experience working with [the team] always a smooth and efficient process.”

Our residential conveyancing services in Horsforth

Buying property

We deal with a full range of residential property purchases, including newbuilds, leasehold and shared ownership.

The main stages in the conveyancing process for a purchase are as follows:

Arranging a mortgage

If you will need a mortgage for your property purchase, you can approach a lender before you have found somewhere to buy and ask them for a mortgage offer in principle. This will give you an indication of the amount they will be prepared to lend you and will also give you an advantage when making an offer to buy somewhere.

You will be able to make sure that you have all of the financial and other documentation that will be needed and that your credit score is where it needs to be.

Once you have had an offer accepted, you can submit your full application.

Finding a conveyancing solicitor

Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early on can help you to reach exchange of contracts more quickly. If you would like us to represent you, we will start work at once, setting up a file and letting you have the initial paperwork for completion. We will then be able to get a head start on the due diligence matters as soon as we receive the contract papers from the seller’s solicitor.

Commissioning a survey

You will usually be advised to have a survey carried out if you are buying a property. A lender’s valuation report is generally only cursory and insufficient to establish whether there are potential problems.

A surveyor will be able to help you decide how in-depth the survey needs to be. If issues are revealed, then you can approach the seller for an allowance to cover the cost of the work needed to rectify matters.

Pre-contract searches and enquiries

The main stage in the conveyancing process takes place once we have received the contract package. We will go through all of the information supplied and examine the legal title to the property. We will go back to the seller’s solicitor with a list of enquiries and we will also apply for the searches that we need.

This stage can take the most time to complete, particularly if the seller’s solicitor has to obtain copies of missing documents, such as planning consents or building regulations approval for alterations or extensions.

During this period, your mortgage offer should be issued to us. Once we have everything, we can report to you on the property and you can sign the contract and the mortgage deed and let us have cleared funds for the deposit. This is usually 10% of the purchase price, although if you have a related sale, we can use the deposit from this.

Exchange of contracts and completion

We will liaise with you and the other side’s solicitors to agree on a completion day and let you know how much we need from you in cleared funds prior to this date. We will then exchange contracts and the transaction will become legally binding. Your mortgage advance will be ordered in readiness and we will carry out the final legal checks.

On the day of completion, we will send the balance of the sale money to the other side and let you know once they have received it. You will then be able to contact the estate agent to arrange to collect the keys.

Selling property

If you are selling a property, you are likely to want to complete the transaction promptly, particularly if you are tying in a purchase and you are in a chain. We know how important it is to avoid delays and we will work proactively to provide the information that the buyer’s solicitor needs promptly.

You can ask us to represent you as soon as you decide to market your property and we will start work straightaway, setting up a file and doing identity checks. We will provide you with the property information form and fixtures and fittings list that you will need to complete. This will give you plenty of time to fill it in and find any documents referred to, such as guarantees and planning consents.

As soon as you have a buyer in place and the estate agent gives us their solicitor’s details, we will send the contract package off. We will liaise with you to reply to their enquiries and stay in close contact with them to ensure that the transaction is progressing.

Transferring property

If you are transferring property into joint names or from joint names into your single name, you need independent legal advice.

It is not always straightforward and you need to make sure that your interests are being safeguarded. For example, if you are putting a larger sum of money into a property, then this can be reflected in the way that the property is held.

We can advise you on the types of joint ownership and the best option for your circumstances. We also deal with related issues such as remortgaging and making a Will.

Remortgaging property

When you remortgage a property, the lender will need due diligence work carried out in the same way that they would if you were buying the property. This is so that they can ensure they are happy with the legal title and other information that is revealed by the searches and enquiries.

We are authorised to represent all major high street lenders, meaning that we can act for both you and the lender.

We always aim to be ready to complete as quickly as possible as we know that you may be moving to a better interest rate that will save you money each month or obtaining funds that you need without delay, for example, to finance building work.

Equity release

Equity release policies contain onerous terms and conditions and it is a requirement that everyone has independent legal advice before entering into this type of agreement.

We can provide the guidance you need and make sure that you fully understand the implications of the contract. We will explain the various clauses and options that may be available to you, such as paying off the interest each month.

We will also go through what it means for you, your property and your estate to enter into an equity release agreement.

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

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Horsforth

For selling or buying a property in Horsforth or another type of property transaction, contact our expert conveyancing lawyers and we will be happy to help.

Call us today on 0800 988 7756 for a chat with our Horsforth conveyancing lawyers. Our telephone lines are open 8.30am – 9pm, seven days a week. Or get an instant conveyancing quote. 

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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