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Conveyancing in Shepshed

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another or the process of securing a mortgage. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Shepshed, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Shepshed and Charnwood clients 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, Leicester, Loughborough and Wigston

Shepshed Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Shepshed

Located in Leicestershire, Shepshed is a town known for its community spirit and close proximity to the countryside. The town offers several recreational facilities, including the Glenmore Park and a range of local shops and services. With easy access to the M1 and good public transport links to Loughborough and Leicester, Shepshed combines convenience with the appeal of a smaller town. The town has a population of approximately 14,000.

Shepshed house prices

The average price paid for a property in Shepshed between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Shepshed (2023/24)

Shepshed is in Charnwood Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,412.46
B £1,647.87
C £1,883.28
D £2,118.69
E £2,589.51
F £3,060.33
G £3,531.15
H £4,237.38

What does a Shepshed property lawyer do?

For a house or flat purchase, the property lawyer will address all the legal details of the transaction. Your solicitor will order searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review contracts and ensure that post-purchase requirements, such as paying Stamp Duty, are completed.

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

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor also needs to carry out some legal work for the lender. If your property lawyer isn't accepted on your chosen lender's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

Over 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Shepshed transaction smoothly.

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We can also help home buyers in Shepshed with the legal work for:

Buying a listed building

There are about half a million listed buildings across the country, and around 820 of which are in Charnwood Borough Council.

Shepshed listed buildings and properties include:

  • White Lodge, Garendon Park, Ashby Road, Shepshed, Garedon Park, Charnwood, Leicestershire
  • Church Of St Winifride, Belton Street, Shepshed, Charnwood, Leicestershire

Buying and owning a listed building can be a lot more complicated. Examples of the duties faced by listed property owners include maintenance of historic features, consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting and an obligation to preserve or restore original windows and doors. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will advise you on the commitments a listed building owner must make.

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New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Shepshed can be more complex than that required to purchase a pre-owned property.

A property lawyer in Shepshed must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, verifying rights of easements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

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Leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and marriage value issues.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Shepshed

At the start of the property selling process in Shepshed, your lawyer will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the draft contract and the various property information forms.

The solicitor's role involves addressing snags like a boundary dispute and responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your solicitor will communicate effectively with the other parties, such as estate agents, landlords and lenders.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat, compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time required by to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so your lawyer ought to start this process as soon as possible.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor, you will need to check that your lawyer can act for your lender.

Quittance panel solicitors are on all major mortgage lenders' panels. Whether you are switching to a 25-year mortgage from TSB or taking out a lifetime mortgage from Aviva, we can help.

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Shepshed Transfer of equity

Whether you are transferring the ownership of a property to your children, inheritance tax (IHT) planning or changing the legal ownership structure, you will need to transfer equity. Your solicitor will handle the legal side for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Shepshed?

Solicitors' fees

These fees are paid to your conveyancing solicitor for the work they complete during your transaction. The quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Your quote should also list any disbursements, which are costs paid to third parties on your behalf, including Stamp Duty and property searches.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

If you are comparing quotes, make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote. Some firms include extra costs in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher-than-expected final bill.

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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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