Conveyancing Solicitors in Scunthorpe

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If you are moving house or remortgaging or transferring a property, having an experienced residential conveyancing solicitor on your side is essential. Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Scunthorpe have wide expertise across a full range of property transactions and we can provide the advice and guidance you need.

If you would like to speak to one of our local conveyancing solicitors about a property sale or purchase or a remortgage, transfer or equity release, we will be happy to help.

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

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

We have helped individuals and families in the area with their property needs for many years. Our in-depth understanding of conveyancing law means that should any problems arise, we have the knowledge to deal with them promptly and efficiently.

We know that it is often important to move quickly and we always work to advance matters without delay, chasing other parties where necessary and keeping in close contact with you and them throughout.

We will let you have a quote for the conveyancing costs at the outset, including additional expenses such as Stamp Duty and search fees. For more information, see our residential conveyancing prices.

Residential Conveyancing

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Would recommend Levi Solicitors. Straight forward process from start to finish and able to answer any question or query I had. Absolutely ideal from a first time house buyer perspective who was completely new to the whole process

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Our services for residential conveyancing in Scunthorpe

| Buying a property

The conveyancing process for buying a property involves the following main steps:

Arranging a mortgage

If you will be taking out a loan for your purchase, one of the first tasks is to approach a mortgage lender. You can do this before you find somewhere to buy, asking your chosen lender for a mortgage decision in principle. This means that you will be given confirmation of the amount they are prepared to lend to you and they will also be able to carry out some of the preliminary work.

You can also check at this stage what documentation they will need from you and make sure you have it available. Having a mortgage decision in principle will be an advantage when the time comes to make an offer for a property, as it will show the seller that you are ready to move.

Instructing a solicitor

You can also instruct a solicitor early on. If you would like us to deal with your purchase for you, we will start by verifying your identity and opening a file. We can let you have the preliminary forms to complete.

As soon as you have an offer accepted, you can pass our name to the estate agent. They will pass our details to the seller’s solicitor, who will then be able to send us the contract papers.

Having a survey carried out

You will generally be advised to have a survey carried out if you are buying a property. There are different levels of survey available, depending on the property and what your intentions for it are. For example, if you are buying an old property or one that is in poor condition or you intend to make major alterations, you may need an in-depth building survey.

If you are buying a property that is less than 50 years old, of standard design and construction and in good condition, a less detailed homebuyer report may be sufficient.

If the survey reveals problems, you can ask the seller if they are prepared to make an allowance on the price to take into account the cost of remedial work.

Searches and enquiries

Once we receive the contract papers from the seller’s solicitor, we will be able to apply for the necessary searches, such as the local search and drainage enquiries. We will go through the information provided with the contract and return it to the seller’s solicitor with a list of questions.

Signing the paperwork

When we have the search results and replies to our enquiries, along with your mortgage offer, we will report to you on the property, drawing your attention to anything unusual or of concern. You can then sign the contract and the mortgage deed so that we are ready to exchange contracts.

You will need to let us have your deposit in cleared funds, as this is payable on exchange. The amount is generally 10% of the purchase price. If you are tying in a sale, we can usually use the deposit from this.

Exchanging contracts

When everything is ready, we can discuss completion dates with you and the seller’s solicitor. If you are selling at the same time, you will need to check that removals are available for any suggested dates.

We can then exchange contracts. This is when the purchase agreement becomes legally binding and the date for completion is set.

Following the exchange, we will finalise the pre-completion work and order your mortgage advance. We will let you know how much we need from you to complete so that you can let us have cleared funds in plenty of time.

Completing your purchase

On the day of completion, we will let you know once the seller’s solicitor has received the balance of the money. The estate agent will then be able to release the keys to your new property to you once the seller has moved out.

Following completion, we will register your purchase and mortgage at the Land Registry.

| Selling a property

If you are selling your home, you can ask us to represent you as soon as you decide to put your home on the market. By instructing property solicitors early on, it is sometimes possible to reach exchange more quickly.

We will let you have the initial forms for completion, including a property information and fixtures and fittings form, as well as verifying your identity.

As soon as you accept an offer from a buyer, we will then be ready to send out the contract package.

We will work with you to respond to the buyer’s enquiries and we will obtain a redemption figure from your mortgage lender so that you know approximately how much you will receive on the sale.

Once the buyer is ready to exchange, we will agree on a date with you and carry out the exchange. We will obtain an accurate mortgage redemption figure calculated to the day of completion and send you the transfer document for signature.

On the completion day, you should drop the keys at the estate agent once you have moved out and we will let you and the agent know once we have received the money from the buyer.

We will arrange for your mortgage to be redeemed and send you the balance of the sale proceeds.

| Property remortgage

If you are remortgaging, you will need a solicitor to act for you and your lender. We are approved to represent all major high-street lenders and can deal with the transaction on your behalf.

Your new lender will need us to carry out due diligence work in the same way as if you were buying the property, as they will require confirmation that the legal title to the property is good security for their loan.

We know that you may want to complete your remortgage promptly and we always work proactively to avoid delays.

| Equity release

We also deal with equity release transactions. If you are considering an equity release, it is essential to take independent legal advice before going ahead to ensure that you understand the implications.

We can provide the advice you need and talk through the conditions of your equity release loan with you.

To find out more about our services, see our residential conveyancing solicitors page.

Get in touch with our residential conveyancing solicitors in Scunthorpe

If you are thinking of moving house or remortgaging or you need legal advice on conveyancing and you would like to speak to one of our property solicitors we would be happy to hear from you.

Call us today on 0800 988 7756 for a chat with an expert conveyancing lawyer in Scunthorpe. 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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