Conveyancing Solicitors in Skipton

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Get moving with Levi Solicitors

If you are moving house, you need an experienced conveyancing solicitor on your side to ensure that the transaction goes smoothly. If difficulties should arise, expert property solicitors will be able to tackle them promptly, reducing the risk of the deal falling through.

We will let you have a comprehensive quote for the conveyancing costs at the outset, to include a list of the additional expenses, such as search fees and the Land Registry’s registration fee. For more information, see our residential conveyancing prices. Or get an instant conveyancing quote below.

We carry out a full range of residential property transactions, including selling and buying leasehold property, transfers of equity and remortgages.

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Conveyancing with Levi Solicitors​

At Levi Solicitors, our local conveyancing solicitors have been representing individuals, families and property investors in Skipton for many years. As well as having an exceptional understanding of property law and the conveyancing process, we have strong local links to surveyors and estate agents in the area.

We hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation, awarded to firms that provide a high level of conveyancing advice as well as an excellent service. We will make sure that you have the guidance you need throughout your move and that you can speak to us as needed to ask questions and talk through any concerns.

We will stay in touch with you as matters progress so that you know what stage has been reached. We will also keep in contact with the solicitors acting for your buyer or seller to make sure that they are also progressing matters. We always aim to avoid delays and reach exchange of contract as quickly as possible while ensuring all of the legal due diligence work has been carried out to a high standard and providing you with comprehensive legal advice on conveyancing.

Residential Conveyancing

What our clients say

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

“I use Levi solicitors now every time I sell a house. I wouldn’t use anyone else now. They always do a good honest job for me. Thank you Levi.”

“Great service offered from first being appointed right up to and including completing, thorough and detailed service.”

Our residential conveyancing services in Skipton

| Buying property

Buying a property is an exciting process, but it can potentially be stressful if not expertly handled. Our conveyancers always work to deal quickly and efficiently with any complications that may arise and will make sure that you have the guidance and support you need.

The main steps in the conveyancing process are as follows:

Arranging a mortgage

It is always recommended that you ask your chosen lender for a mortgage offer in principle. You should do this before you start looking at properties so that you can tell estate agents that you have taken steps to arrange finance. This will be a point in your favour should there be competition for the property that you want to buy.

The lender will let you know how much they are likely to lend you, and you can check what financial information they will need from you when you submit your full mortgage application and make sure that you have this ready.

Instructing conveyancers

You can also instruct a conveyancing solicitor early on. If you would like us to deal with your purchase, give us a ring and we will get things moving. We will let you have the initial documents to complete, verify your identity and open a file so that we are ready to start work as soon as we receive the contract papers from the seller’s solicitor.

Ordering a survey

It is always advisable to have a survey carried out when you buy a property. This could be a homebuyer’s report or a more in-depth structural survey, depending on the property you are buying. A surveyor will be able to give you guidance as to which type of survey is appropriate.

Should any problems be revealed, you have the choice of asking the seller for an allowance against the purchase price to cover the cost of the works. They may be open to this because if you do not go ahead, any future buyer is likely to discover the issue when they have their survey carried out.

Searches and enquiries

The main stage in the conveyancing process will take place once we receive the contract papers from the seller’s solicitor. This will include copies of documents relating to the property and the legal title, as well as property information forms. We will go through these in detail and return to the seller’s solicitors with a list of enquiries. We will also apply for the necessary searches, which will generally include a local search and a drainage search.

Once we have all of the information we need, we will report to you on the property, drawing your attention to anything unusual.

We will also check that you are happy with the terms and conditions of your mortgage offer, and you can then sign the contract and the mortgage deed. We will need a deposit from you, usually 10% of the purchase price, and we will then be in a position to exchange contracts.

Exchange of contracts and completion

On exchange, the completion date becomes legally binding. We will order your mortgage advance and make the final preparations for completion. If you are tying in a sale, we will make sure that you have the financial statements you need showing how much we will require from you to complete.

On the day of completion, we will let you know as soon as the seller’s solicitors confirm receipt of the balance of purchase money. You can then pick the keys up from the estate agent once they are available.

Following completion, we will arrange for registration of your purchase and your mortgage at the Land Registry.

| Selling property

It is often important to move a sale along quickly, particularly if you are tying in a purchase. We always work proactively to ensure that we reach exchange of contracts without avoidable delays.

You can instruct us as soon as you market your property so that we can carry out the preliminary work in advance of you finding a buyer. This will allow us to send the contract and accompanying documents to your buyer’s solicitor as soon as we have their details from the estate agent.

We will start by opening a file, verifying your identity and sending you the initial forms for completion. We offer a conveyancing app that can streamline the administration process and that you can use if you choose.

Once we have a redemption statement from your lender, we will let you have a copy so that you can see how much they will need to discharge your mortgage. In particular, you will be able to check to see what administration fees or redemption charges they are including so that you can budget for any related purchase.

We will work to provide all of the information needed by your buyer’s solicitor promptly and liaise with you over dates once they are ready to exchange contracts. Once the exchange has taken place, the completion date is legally binding.

On the day of completion, you should leave the keys with the estate agent once you have cleared the property and we will let both you and the agent know once we have the money from your buyer. We will also redeem your mortgage.

| Transferring property

If you are transferring property either into or out of joint names, you should speak to a conveyancing solicitor before doing so. It is important to protect your rights and make sure that your share in a property cannot be lost in the future.

We can advise you on the two different types of joint ownership and work with you to establish the right option for your circumstances.

We will also deal with any other related matters, such as a remortgage or putting a Will in place.

| Remortgaging property

When you remortgage, you will need a solicitor to represent you and the lender unless you intend to stay with your existing lender. A new lender will want due diligence work carried out to establish that the property has a sound legal title and that there is nothing in the property details or relevant searches of concern.

We are authorised to represent all major high street lenders, meaning we can act for them and for you in a remortgage.

We know that you will probably want to switch to your new deal without delay and we always move quickly on remortgages so that you can benefit from the better rates as soon as possible.

| Equity release

Equity release policies can be onerous and you must take independent legal advice before you sign one. You will receive a lump sum which will ultimately be repaid when your property is sold. Along with repayment of the capital, the equity release company will also take other expenses, such as its fees, interest and redemption charges.

We can advise you on the implications of signing an equity release policy and make sure that you understand the terms and conditions to which you are agreeing.

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

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Skipton

If you need help with a property transaction and clear advice on conveyancing law, we would be happy to hear from you.

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 Skipton. We deal with conveyancing in Skipton, the wider 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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