Conveyancing Solicitors in Knaresborough

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Get moving with Levi Solicitors

Moving house can be stressful, particularly if you experience complications or you are facing a tight deadline and are under pressure to exchange contracts. Having expert conveyancing solicitors on your side can make the process easier.

At Levi Solicitors, we have been representing clients in Knaresborough and the North Yorkshire area for many years. We often act for people each time they move and we are frequently recommended by our clients to their friends and families because of the good service we provide.

We will give you a clear quote for the conveyancing costs at the outset and let you know what other expenses you will need to pay, such as Stamp Duty and search fees. For more information, see our residential conveyancing prices or get an instant conveyancing quote online.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

We have the expertise to manage difficulties effectively, should they arise, and we always work proactively to move transactions forward and avoid delays. We deal with a full range of property matters, including leasehold sales and purchases, transfers and remortgages.

We hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation, awarded to firms who provide expert legal advice on conveyancing and a strong level of service.

We will make sure that you are updated regularly throughout your transaction so that you know what stage has been reached and what is set to happen next. We are easy to contact and always prepared to talk through any concerns you may have and to answer your questions.

Residential Conveyancing

What our clients say

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

“The conveyance was lengthy due to others in the chain but Levi solicitors kept us informed and tirelessly persuading others in the chain to progress at pace.”

“Excellent in house app and prompt service”

Our residential conveyancing services in Knaresborough

| Buying property

If you are buying a property, moving forward quickly will give you the best chance of a successful transaction. We always work to avoid delays wherever possible, reaching exchange of contracts promptly.

The basic conveyancing stages are as follows:

Arranging a mortgage

When you decide to look for a property to buy, you can ask your chosen lender to provide you with a mortgage offer in principle. This will give you guidance as to how much you can borrow and you can also check to see what financial information they will need from you when you make your full application, so that you can prepare this in advance.

Sellers and estate agents prefer buyers who have already arranged a mortgage offer in principle as it is an indication of a serious buyer.

Instructing residential conveyancing solicitors

You can ask us to represent you early on, even before you have found somewhere to buy. This will give us the opportunity to open a file, verify your identity and let you have the preliminary paperwork for completion.

We offer a secure and streamlined conveyancing app that you can use to make the conveyancing process easier.

Requesting a survey

You will usually be advised to have a survey carried out when you buy a property, to make sure that there are no areas of concern. There are different levels of survey depending on the level of detail you need. For an older property, an unusual property or a property in poor condition, you may be advised to have a full structural survey carried out.

Pre-contract enquiries and searches

As soon as we receive the contract package from your seller’s solicitor, we will apply for the searches that you and your mortgage lender will need. We will go through all of the documentation, including the legal title and the property information forms and return to the seller’s solicitor with a list of enquiries.

Once we have satisfactory search results, replies to the enquiries and your mortgage offer, we will be able to report to you on the property. If you are happy to go ahead, the next step is to sign the contract and let us have a deposit so that we can exchange. The contract will not be legally binding until we exchange it with the seller’s solicitor over the telephone.

Exchange of contracts and completion

When everyone in the chain is ready to exchange, we will liaise over completion dates. Contracts will be exchanged and the date for completion will be set.

We will request your mortgage advance from your lender and also let you know how much we will need from you.

On the day of completion, we will let you know once the seller’s solicitor has the money from us and you can speak to the estate agent about picking up the keys to your new home.

| Selling property

If you are selling your property, we can help your transaction get off to a prompt start. If you speak to us as soon as you decide to put the property on the market, we will let you have the initial forms for completion.

These will include a property information form and fixtures and fittings list, which may take you some time to complete, particularly if you need to find copies of documents such as guarantees or planning consents. Dealing with these early on will allow us to send the papers out to your buyer’s solicitor as soon as you accept an offer.

We will also open a file in readiness and carry out the identity verification that we are required to do.

We always stay in regular contact with buyers’ solicitors to make sure they are progressing their end of the transaction. This can help keep them focused and will also allow us to provide them with any information or replies to enquiries that they need promptly.

Moving matters on efficiently is particularly important if you are tying in a purchase and a chain is involved.

| Transferring property

Transferring property from joint names into your sole name or vice versa has legal implications and it is important to take independent advice from property solicitors before you make any changes.

If you have put in a larger share of the equity than the other owner, this should be protected. We can advise you and ensure that this is done correctly.

Where there is a mortgage over the property and the lender has requirements that need to be fulfilled before the transfer takes place, we will liaise with them and ensure that the correct process is followed.

We also deal with property transfer combined with a remortgage.

| Remortgaging property

If you are remortgaging, you will generally need a solicitor to represent you and your new lender. Our conveyancers are on the panel of all major high street lenders, meaning we are approved to deal with remortgages on their behalf.

The remortgage process requires the same due diligence work as a purchase, so that the lender is satisfied that the property is good security for their loan. We will need to investigate the legal title and either carry out searches or put search indemnity insurance in place.

We always deal with every part of the transaction promptly so that the remortgage can be completed as quickly as possible, as we know it is often financially beneficial to move to a new lender.

| Equity release

If you are taking out an equity release policy, you are required to have independent legal advice before you enter into the agreement. This is because you need to be aware of the implications of the policy.

You will be advanced a sum of money and you may have the option to pay the interest or this may be added to the capital. In due course, when the property is sold, the lender will recoup their share, plus any interest and expenses.

We can explain the terms and conditions of your equity release policy to you and check that you are happy to proceed and that you fully understand the obligations.

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

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Knaresborough

If you need advice and representation in a sale, purchase or other property transaction, we will be happy to help.

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