Conveyancing Solicitors in Pontefract

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If you are buying or selling property, you need solicitors with the expertise to ensure your investment is safeguarded and that the transaction goes as smoothly as possible.

Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Pontefract have many years of experience in conveyancing law and practice as well as the understanding to deal with any complications quickly and efficiently. We provide an excellent level of service and will move your transaction along proactively.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

Our clients often stay with us over many years and also refer us to friends and family. We will make sure that you are kept up to date with progress and that we are available to speak to you when needed to answer your questions and discuss any concerns.

We hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation in recognition of the excellent legal advice on conveyancing we provide as well as for our sound risk management and the high standards of service we offer.

Our local conveyancing solicitors in Pontefract deal with a full range of residential property transactions, including sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers. For information about conveyancing costs and for a conveyancing quote, see our residential conveyancing prices.

Residential Conveyancing

What our clients say

Our conveyancing team receive great from our clients. As a result, ReviewSolicitors rank us highly for conveyancing in West Yorkshire. Read some of our reviews here.

Supplied Levi Solicitors with all my information and details needed to proceed with my case and they did the rest. I didn’t need to chase them along the way was sent updates and progress details.

Professional service, I was kept informed at all stages of the selling process. Friendly and approachable staff who were helpful and able to answer any questions I had.

Our conveyancing services in Pontefract

| Buying a property

We know that you may have questions about the conveyancing process and we will be happy to answer these if you would like to call us. The basic steps in a purchase transaction are as follows:

Arranging a mortgage

Arranging a mortgage early on will give you the chance to decide what sort of loan you want, such as a tracker, discounted or fixed-rate mortgage, and the opportunity to shop around for the best offer. You can then approach your chosen lender and apply for a mortgage decision in principle. This will give you an idea of how much the lender is prepared to offer you. Having a mortgage decision in principle can also be helpful once you are ready to make an offer for a property, as it will demonstrate to the seller that you have done some of the preparatory work and are in a strong position.

Instructing a solicitor

Putting an experienced solicitor in place before you find a property to buy will give them the chance to let you have the initial paperwork for completion. If you ask us to deal with your purchase, we can carry out the identity checks we are required to do and open a file in readiness.

Arranging a survey

Once you find somewhere to buy, you are strongly advised to have a survey carried out. The inspection done by your mortgage lender is likely to be only cursory. You can choose different levels of survey to be carried out by a surveyor, depending on issues such as the age and condition of the property and whether you want to do any major works.

Searches and enquiries

The estate agent will pass details of the seller’s solicitor to us and we will contact them to ask for the initial contract package. This will contain a wide range of information, including a copy of the legal title and the official plan, property information forms, a fixtures and fittings list and other relevant paperwork such as planning consents and guarantees.

We will go through everything and raise any enquiries we have with the seller’s solicitor. We will also apply for searches. This will be a local search and drainage enquiries as well as other searches that might be needed, depending on the property and its location. For example, you may need a flood report, an environmental report or a mining report.

Signing the contract and mortgage deed

Once we have satisfactory replies to our enquiries and all of the search results have been received, we will report to you on the property. This is the point at which you can sign the contract and the mortgage deed. The contract will not be legally binding until it is exchanged.

Exchanging contracts

When everyone in the chain is ready to go ahead, we will liaise with you as to completion dates. You will need to let us have your deposit, as this is payable on exchange. It is generally 10%, but if you are tying in a sale, we can usually use the deposit received on this.

When contracts are exchanged, the completion date becomes set.

Completion

We will carry out the final checks, including checking that no changes have been made to the Land Register since the provision of a copy of the title, and also order your mortgage advance. We will let you know how much we will need from you to complete, and you can let us have this in cleared funds in readiness.

On the day of completion, we will send the outstanding purchase amount to the seller’s solicitor and as soon as they have the money, they will let the estate agent know that the keys can be handed to you.

In the days following completion, we will pay Stamp Duty and register the property into your name at the Land Registry.

| Selling a property

If you are selling a property and you would like us to represent you, call us now and we can give you the initial paperwork to fill in. This will enable us to get the transaction off to a quick start as soon as you find a buyer.

We will put together the contract package and you can fill in the property information and fixtures and fittings forms. Once you accept an offer, we will send out the papers to the seller’s solicitor. We will work with you to answer their enquiries, then discuss potential completion dates ready for exchange of contracts.

Once we have a redemption statement from your existing lender, we will let you have a copy so that you know how much you will receive on completion, or how much will be available for a related purchase, if you have one.

We will arrange for the exchange of contracts and on the day of completion, we will let you know as soon as we receive the sale money. Following completion, we will discharge your mortgage.

| Remortgaging a property

You will usually need a solicitor to represent you if you are remortgaging your home or investment property, unless you are staying with your existing lender. This is because the lender will need to know that the property is good security for their loan, so we will need to carry out the same enquiries as if you were buying.

We will work promptly to complete as soon as possible, as we know that this could save money if you are moving to a better deal.

| Equity release

Equity release allows you to free up some of the money tied up in your property to use now. It is often used during retirement as, unlike a mortgage, it is not necessary to repay the sum that is released, although some products may allow you to pay off the interest.

You will need a solicitor to provide you with independent legal advice and to represent both you and the lender in the transaction.

For more information about the services offered by our residential property solicitors, see our residential conveyancing solicitors page.

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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