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Updated: 21/10/17

Practical local services facts and figures -

The closest train station to Earl Shilton is Hinckley and Earl Shilton's nearest airport is Coventry Airport (15 miles). Birmingham Airport is 20 miles, and East Midlands Airport is 18 miles away.

Earl Shilton is roughly a couple of miles off the M69 junction entry 2 Northbound.

Hinckley & Bosworth Community is the closest hospital to Earl Shilton.


We need to find a low cost conveyancing quote in Earl Shilton. What should be watch out for?


Numerous solicitors purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges will be included in the terms. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. A conveyancing quote ought to define third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.


Do you work with lenders with offices in Earl Shilton?


Most lenders in Earl Shilton are on our solicitors' panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Earl Shilton Building Society, 22 The Hollow, Earl Shilton, Leicester, LE9 7NB.


Is it important to get a chancel search? We are buying a Earl Shilton house on the same street as a 1300s glebe.


Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Earl Shilton Church council. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Church of England properties in Earl Shilton where chancel liability may apply include St Simon & St Jude.


Conveyancing and environmental searches are compiled from archived information and when you consider recent events like serious flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, are they comfort enough to ascertain sufficient information about the Earl Shilton flood risk?

A good solicitor in Earl Shilton will advise you to get additional conveyancing searches (environmental) if the standard conveyancing searches spots a local Earl Shilton flood risk.

You can always converse with a close neighbour for additional further comfort if still concerned.


At what point should I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Earl Shilton?


The short answer is, earlier is preferable. The legal work can then commence very early in the process. Instructing your solicitor sooner for a sale allows paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Earl Shilton solicitor ready when you make an offer.


What does a Earl Shilton conveyancing solicitor advise if the house we hope to buy is situated in a conservation area in Hinckley and Bosworth that may have unsightly dormer windows fitted to it?


The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should ascertain whether the Earl Shilton property a designated conservation area and evidence of planning authority consent for additions to the property will be supplied.Should no appropriate permissions be produced, the solicitor will inform you of the options which may include getting an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective permission from the appropriate local authority.


In about four weeks we are anticipating to move from our semi detached property near Earl Shilton into a maisonette in Countesthorpe . What is the right point to select a removals firm?


Most conveyancers will suggest that home vendors hold off until exchange of contracts as prior to this a move date will not have been decided. A portion of residential removals firms often charge a change of date payment

For a local company Geary's, 86 Station Rd, Earl Shilton, Leicester, LE9 7GA Tel: 01455 846043 or Sprint Express, 30 Charnwood Rd, Barwell, Leicester, LE9 8FJ Call: 01455 841973.


Should we order a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Stoney Stanton?


A conveyancer may suggest that a chancel search is taken out. Chancel repair may be imposed on current owners of a property where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so.