Find out more about conveyancing in Leicester

If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Leicester, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you. Our property lawyers have many years’ experience helping home buyers and sellers in Leicester, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.

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Our solicitors carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.

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With local experience, our solicitors will lead you through the whole of your sale or purchase.

Conveyancing in Leicester: A mover's guide

Moving to Leicester? With a population of around 330,000 and a larger wider urban area of up to 509,000, Leicester has a thriving local economy and property market.

Looking to make a move to Leicester? We have all the information you need on the city and on Leicester conveyancing services.

What is involved in conveyancing in Leicester?

Conveyancing is the term legal professionals use to describe the process of buying and selling property and land. This involves all the essential paperwork and legal formalities to change ownership. If you're a current homeowner looking to remortgage or interested in a transfer of equity, you will also need to engage a conveyancing solicitor in Leicester. When you instruct a solicitor through Homeward Legal, they begin the process by initiating property searches, negotiating on the price, exchanging contracts and transferring the funds on completion day. We work with experienced property law firms to deliver conveyancing in Leicester - find out more about the conveyancing services we offer here.


How do I get a quote for Leicester conveyancing?

You can get a quote for Leicester in minutes by using our online quote builder simply by providing some basic information about you and the property involved. You can also call our team on - we're open seven days for your convenience and always ready to call you back at a time that suits.


How much does conveyancing in Leicester cost?

Your final bill for conveyancing in Leicester will depend on a number of factors, such as the value of the property. The total cost will include solicitors' fees, surveyor costs and Stamp Duty Land Tax*** when buying, Land Registry fees, searches and bank transfer fees. Our guide to average conveyancing fees gives you a better idea of the costs involved in conveyancing for a Leicester property.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.

The conveyancing process explained

Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.

What is the average cost of a home in Leicester?

According to 2020 figures from Land Registry, the average house price in Leicester is £177,934. The average detached property will sell for £314,336, while you can expect to pay £201,109 for a semi-detached home, £157,753 for a terraced and £127,918 for a flat or maisonette.


What will my council tax cost in Leicester?

Leicester City Council is the governing local authority and sets the council tax rates for the city with all residential property placed into one of eight bands. How much you pay will depend on two factors: how many people live in your property and their financial circumstances, and the property's valuation. Find out more from the council website.

The current bands are:

Tax BandCharges
Band A£1,276.95
Band B£1,489.77
Band C£1,702.60
Band D£1,915.42
Band E£2,341.07
Band F£2,766.72
Band G£3,192.37
Band H£3,830.84

Are Leicester's schools high performing?

Leicester has 212 schools and colleges within the city boundaries, with 18 ranked as outstanding in the most recent Ofsted inspections. The city also has three universities - the University of Leicester, De Montford University and Loughborough University - and five further education colleges. Find out more about education options in Leicester.


Can I get superfast broadband in Leicester?

Many of us are now working from home, so it's good to know the majority of Leicester benefits from superfast broadband speeds. Check out here how your new area performs.


Will I need a chancel liability search when I move in Leicester?

Chancel repairs are a historic liability going back to the time of Henry VIII. You can find out more about exactly what's involved in our detailed guide. Any property within the boundary of a historic Church of England parish could be liable for repairs to that church's chancel or altar - in effect, for repairs to the building itself. To protect your purchase, ask your conveyancing solicitor to order a chancel liability search. Your Leicester conveyancing solicitor can also advise on whether you should take out indemnity insurance to protect you against repair costs. Our expert team will guide you through what's required.


Are there any designated conservation areas in Leicester?

A conservation area is one with a special architectural or historic quality. Strict rules apply to how a property looks and is cared for in these zones. In Leicester, there are currently 24 conservation areas, including the former villages of Evington and Humberstone, the Edwardian High Street and the suburb of Stoneygate. Read more here about Leicester's conservation areas and rules. When you're buying in a conservation area, a Leicester conveyancing solicitor will carry out a local authority search that will reveal any planning permissions or changes. Where alterations without the required permission have been made to the property you're buying - for example, replacement windows or doors - your solicitor will advise on your options. These can include indemnity insurance or obtaining retrospective planning approval from the local authority.


I need a conveyancing solicitor for buying a property auction in Leicester - can you help?

Many of the property law firms on Homeward Legal's highly vetted panel regularly carry out the conveyancing required for buying a property at auction. Our solicitors have helped process purchases at the likes of Acuitus, Allsop (commercial and residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Phillip Arnold Auctions, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris. Savvy buyers know it's best to instruct their chosen firm as early as possible so they can investigate the lot well in advance of auction day. Then, post-auction day, your Leicester conveyancing solicitor can complete the legal work and ensure the purchase is done in the short timeframe required by the conditions of sale. For more information on auction property conveyancing, check out our comprehensive guide.


Are there contaminated land risks in Leicester?

Former industrial sites, such as factories, mines, steelworks and landfills, can be designated as contaminated land. Substances found here can cause significant harm or pollution. In Leicester, former sand or clay quarries may pose a particular problem. To ensure you are fully informed of the type of land around the property you're buying, your conveyancing solicitor in Leicester will commission an environmental search.


Did you know?

The Leicestershire market town of Melton Mowbray was named in The Times' list of the best places to live in the UK in 2020.

Leicester Market, based in the same place for more than 700 years, is considered to be the biggest covered market in Europe.

In 2012, a skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park was identified as that of Richard III. The Plantagenet king was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. His remains have since been reinterred in a tomb at Leicester Cathedral and a new visitor centre in the city tells his extraordinary story.

We're dedicated to excellent customer service and will strive to ensure your Leicester conveyancing proceeds without a hitch. Get an instant quote online for buying or selling, remortgaging or transfer of equity. Then talk through your options with our expert team on .


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