Conveyancing Solicitors in Roundhay and Oakwood

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Get moving with Levi Solicitors

When you move house, you need experienced property solicitors on your side. At Levi Solicitors, our expert conveyancing solicitors in Roundhay and Oakwood can give you the guidance and represent you need during the moving process.

We have been representing local individuals, families and property investors for many years and we have in-depth knowledge of the area as well as strong connections with local estate agents, surveyors and other property professionals.

You can ring us for a conveyancing costs quote and we will let you know our fees and the other expenses involved such as search fees, Stamp Duty and Land Registry costs. For more information, see our residential conveyancing prices or get an instant conveyancing quote below.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

Our conveyancing team have the expertise to deal effectively with any complications that may arise, and we will always work proactively to complete your transaction without delays. We handle all types of property matters including complex and high value transactions.

We hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation as a mark our proficiency in managing risk, providing good client care and providing expert legal advice on conveyancing. We are known for the excellent level of service we provide. We will keep in touch with you, answering your questions and discussing concerns throughout the transaction, as well as ensuring that you are kept up to date with progress.

Residential Conveyancing

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Our residential conveyancing services in Roundhay and Oakwood

| Buying property

We deal with all types of property purchases, including leasehold purchases and buy-to-let investments. You can use our conveyancing app, which streamlines the administration process, and we will make sure that we let you know when we need information or documents from you.

The basic stages in dealing with a property purchase are as follows:

Securing a mortgage offer in principle

It is beneficial to ask your chosen lender for a mortgage offer in principle before you find a property to buy. They will carry out a preliminary credit check and let you know how much they will be prepared to offer you. This will help you work out how much you can pay for a property.

Having a mortgage offer in principle can also be helpful in persuading a seller to accept your offer, particularly if they are looking at more than one potential purchaser.

Instructing conveyancing solicitors

You can instruct solicitors early on in the process. If you would like us to represent you, we will prepare by sending you the forms we will need you to complete, verifying your identity as required by law and opening a file.

This means that as soon as you have an offer accepted, our details can be passed to the seller’s solicitor and they will be able to get the contract papers to us so that we can start work.

Ordering a survey

It is advisable to have a survey carried out if you are buying a property. While your lender will send a valuer to look at the property, this is unlikely to be an in-depth examination. A surveyor will be able to draw your attention to areas of concern and let you know how much any repairs or maintenance might cost.

You can have an in-depth structural survey carried out or a less detailed homebuyer’s report, depending on the age and condition of the property. A surveyor will be able to help you decide which is appropriate.

If the survey reveals a problem but you still want to go ahead with the purchase, you will be able to use the information to try and agree on an allowance in the price so that you can have the work carried out.

Pre-contract enquiries and searches

The seller’s solicitor will send us a contract package which will include a copy of the legal title to the property, property information, a fixtures and fittings list and other relevant documents.

We will go through everything in detail and go back to them with any questions we have. We will also apply for searches at this point. This is the main part of the conveyancing process, and it can take several weeks for everyone in the chain to secure all of the documentation they need.

You can finalise your mortgage application and once we have all of the information we need, along with your mortgage offer, we will go through everything with you, drawing your attention to any unusual points.

You will then be able to sign the contract and mortgage deed in readiness for exchange of contracts. We will need the cleared deposit from you, which is usually 10% of the purchase price. If you are also selling a property, we can use the deposit on your sale.

Exchanging contracts

We will discuss completion dates with you and once a date is agreed upon and everyone in the chain is ready, we will exchange contracts. This is when the purchase and completion date become legally binding.

Once completion has occurred, we will carry out the final checks and order your mortgage advance.

Completion

On the day of completion, we will send the balance of money to the other side and let you know when it has been received. The estate agent will then be able to release the keys to you once the seller has dropped them off.

In the days after completion, we will arrange for registration of your ownership and mortgage at the Land Registry.

| Selling property

It is often important to move a sale forward quickly, particularly if you are part of a chain. We have the experience to avoid delays wherever possible and our team members are used to working to meet tight deadlines.

You can ask us to represent you as soon as you decide to put your property on the market. This will give us the chance to do some of the initial work in preparation so that we are ready to send out the contract package as soon as you find a buyer.

We will make sure that we stay in contact with your buyer’s solicitor throughout the sale process, responding to their enquiries promptly and checking that they have everything they need from us.

| Transferring property

Transferring a property from joint names to your sole name or from your sole name to joint names with someone else has major legal implications. You need to make sure that your interests are protected and that you have independent legal advice.

We can make sure that you understand the options available to you and explain the relevant conveyancing law. We will deal with the change in names on the title deeds on your behalf, including the transfer of a property subject to a mortgage or a transfer combined with a remortgage.

We will register the change of ownership at the Land Registry and make sure that you have any other necessary documents in place, such as a deed of trust or a will

| Remortgaging property

If you are moving to a new lender, you will need a solicitor to carry out the transaction, as the mortgage company will want various checks carried out, including searches and investigation of the legal title to the property.

We know that it is often important to complete a remortgage quickly so that you can move to a more beneficial deal and if you ask us to deal with it on your behalf, we will work proactively to finalise matters promptly.

| Equity release

Having independent legal advice is a requirement of the equity release process. If you are considering taking out an equity release policy, we can give you the information you need and make sure that you understand the terms and conditions that you will be agreeing to.

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

 

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Roundhay and Oakwood

If you need to speak to expert conveyancers, we will be happy to help.

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