Conveyancing Solicitors in Earl Shilton

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Conveyancing in Earl Shilton

When you buy, sell or remortgage a property, a solicitor or licensed conveyancer will handle the legal work. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Earl Shilton, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Earl Shilton and throughout Hinckley & Bosworth with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Coalville, Hinckley, Leicester and Wigston

Earl Shilton Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Earl Shilton

A town in Leicestershire, Earl Shilton is known for its mix of residential and commercial areas. Popular residential areas include Heathfield Heights and Thurlaston. Earl Shilton is well-served by bus routes to Leicester and Hinckley. Earl Shilton has a population of approximately 10,000.

Earl Shilton house prices

The average price paid for a property in Earl Shilton between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Earl Shilton (2023/24)

Earl Shilton is in Hinckley & Bosworth District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,393.47
B £1,625.72
C £1,857.96
D £2,090.21
E £2,554.70
F £3,019.19
G £3,483.68
H £4,180.42

What does a property lawyer do?

Your conveyancing solicitor plays an essential role during a property purchase transaction. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence on the property, such as applying for searches from local authorities (e.g. Hinckley & Bosworth Council), raising questions for the seller's solicitor and completing the registration of your ownership with HM Land Registry.

Earl Shilton conveyancing solicitors could also undertake searches related to former industry, including coal mining and textiles, and radon searches.

Buying a property with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying at auction or buying a commercial property, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the mortgage lender.

If your solicitor isn't accepted on your mortgage provider's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

Over 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Earl Shilton transaction smoothly.

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We can help buyers in Earl Shilton with the legal work for:

Conservation area

When buying a house or flat in a conservation area, your conveyancing solicitor will check for covenants and restrictions, including a breach of the conservation area 'Article 4 Directions', and rubbish disposal issues.

Conservation areas in Earl Shilton and across the Hinckley and Bosworth local authority include:

  • Burbage
  • Hinckley, Hollycroft
  • Cadeby

Buying a listed building

There exist around 500,000 listed properties across the country, and around 370 of which are in Hinckley & Bosworth District Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Earl Shilton include:

  • 73 High Street, Earl Shilton, Earl Shilton, Hinckley And Bosworth, Leicestershire
  • The Red Lion Public House, 73 High Street, Earl Shilton, Earl Shilton, Hinckley And Bosworth, Leicestershire

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include consent for any alterations that might change the character of the property, and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will advise you on what duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Earl Shilton can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Earl Shilton must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Build Assure.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like and onerous covenants.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Earl Shilton

When selling a property in Earl Shilton, your lawyer will prepare the necessary documentation, such as the draft contract and property information forms.

Their role involves answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and dealing with complications like a lack of planning permission.

By taking action to communicate effectively with all parties, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, your lawyer will help make sure your transfer of ownership completes quickly.

I am selling a leasehold property in Earl Shilton - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more complicated than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Earl Shilton, such as requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of common parts management.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a solicitor as soon as possible.

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Remortgage in Earl Shilton

The base interest rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

You should verify the solicitor you have selected is approved by your lender before you instruct your solicitor.

Quittance panel solicitors can act for over 100 banks and building societies, so whether you are switching to an equity release mortgage from Virgin Money or moving to a home reversion mortgage with Harpenden Building Society, we can help.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are adding a new partner to your property's title, transferring the ownership of your property to a child or estate planning, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity. Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Earl Shilton?

When you are comparing quotes, it isn't always easy to be certain you are comparing like to like.

Legal fees

Conveyancing fees are paid to your conveyancing solicitor for the legal work that they complete for you. The quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties)

Disbursements are fees that your conveyancing solicitor will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

If you are comparing quotes, beware of extra fees. Some firms include additional fees in the small print, resulting in a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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