Find out more about conveyancing in Leicestershire
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Leicestershire, 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 Leicestershire, and our pragmatic approach means that we move you in the shortest possible time.
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Conveyancing in Leicestershire: A mover's guide
With historic market towns, a cosmopolitan city and some of England's most beautiful countryside, Leicestershire has an allure all its own.
This is a county where foodies will find themselves in cheese and pie heaven and where affordable properties and the ultimate country mansions tease the tastebuds of home movers.
Liking the sound of a move to Leicestershire? We have all the information you need on home buying and conveyancing in Leicestershire.
What does conveyancing in Leicestershire involve?
Conveyancing refers to all the paperwork and formalities that are part of the moving process. Whether buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity from a property, a Leicestershire conveyancing solicitor takes care of all the legal work involved. This will include requesting searches, negotiating on price, drawing up and exchanging contracts and much more. Read more here on the full extent of Homeward Legal's conveyancing services.
How do I get a quote for conveyancing in Leicestershire?
Getting a quote for conveyancing in Leicestershire is simple and can be done in minutes. On our online quote builder, select your transaction of choice and enter a few details about yourself and the property. You'll get an instant quote on your screen and confirmation of your quote via email. Or call Homeward Legal on seven days a week to get a quote in minutes. You can even arrange a callback at a time that's convenient to you.
Why should I choose a Leicestershire conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal?
Whether you're buying or selling in Leicestershire, conveyancing can seem complicated and confusing. That's why we're here to guide you through the process and ensure your move runs as smoothly as possible. Here is why you can depend on us:
- The legal fee you are quoted for conveyancing in Leicestershire will be exactly what you pay, with no hidden costs*.
- Should your move fall through, there'll be no legal fees to pay thanks to our offer of no-completion protection.
- All of the fully qualified professionals we deal with are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
- We'll explain everything in plain English with no jargon, so you understand each part of the conveyancing process.
- We're the proud recipients of hundreds of positive reviews on Trustpilot, showing how highly our customers value our service.
*Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal.
How much does conveyancing in Leicestershire cost?
When it comes to conveyancing in Leicestershire, the final fee will depend on factors such as the property's value, so there's no definitive answer to this question. Depending on the transaction you're looking to complete, your conveyancing costs could include searches, land registry fees, solicitors' fees, bank transfer fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax*** and more. Find out more in our guide to average conveyancing fees.
***Please Note; the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. This was due to end on 31 March, but it was announced in the 2021 Budget that it will now end on 30 June. After this date, the starting rate of stamp duty will be £250,000 until the end of September. Stamp duty will then return to the level of £125,000.
The conveyancing process explained
Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.
Where are Leicestershire's best home-mover destinations?
Home buyers might consider themselves the proverbial pig in the brown stuff with a move to Melton Mowbray. The home of the famous pork pie was named as one of 2020's Best Places to Live by the Sunday Times, thanks to its revitalised town centre. Other market towns that regularly attract attention are Hinckley and Market Harborough.
Leicester is a lively, cosmopolitan town with a large student population, as is Loughborough, thanks to its world-leading university. And a town often described as Leicestershire's jewel is Ashby de la Zouch, with a historic centre that's a hub for shopping and nightlife, too.
How much is a typical property in Leicestershire?
Much of Leicestershire still falls into the affordable category for home buyers, although there are, of course, areas where property fetches very high prices. The Land Registry compiles monthly data on sold property prices for every region in England, and its most recent update suggests that the average property in Leicestershire fetches £235,864. You can check out the house prices using the local authority for your chosen area.
Will buying a leasehold property slow down conveyancing in Leicestershire?
The most popular property tenures in England are freehold and leasehold, and there are around four million leasehold homes. In leasehold, the property owner only owns the property and leases the land on which it stands for a specific period, usually decades and sometimes centuries. Buying leasehold isn't any more complicated than any other conveyancing. However, the process can be slower because a Leicestershire conveyancing solicitor must make enquiries about the leasehold from the freeholder or landowner. Any delay in responding to these queries will hold up the sale. Find out more about what's involved in buying leasehold in our comprehensive guide.
Which council is responsible for schools in Leicestershire?
Two local authorities have responsibility for providing state education in Leicestershire: Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council. The county also has a range of independent, academy and religious schools. Parents can find out how Ofsted rates their chosen school by checking the current rankings.
Is there a flood risk to property in Leicestershire?
Like all areas of the UK, parts of Leicestershire are at risk of flooding, thanks to heavier rainfall and more extreme storms. Regardless of where you are buying a home, ask your Leicestershire conveyancing solicitor to instruct a flood-risk search, which will reveal any potential threat from all types of flooding. The Environment Agency's guide to flood risk is a helpful resource for home movers.
What kind of searches will I need for conveyancing in Leicestershire?
Your Leicestershire conveyancing solicitor will talk you through the essential conveyancing searches for the area. Some of the most important are:
- Local authority search: Important for planning and information on conservation areas, such as Market Street in Leicester and Castle Donington in the north-west of the county.
- Environmental search: Reveals details of contaminated land and pollution, vital in any area with historic industrial activity and modern brownfield land development.
- Chancel repair liability search: A rare historic charge that means a homeowner could be liable for repairs to the local Church of England.
Is Leicestershire a good location for commuters?
Residents in Leicestershire are ideally placed to connect to neighbouring counties and beyond. There is an extensive rail network that connects Leicester to Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham and beyond, plus a direct service to London St Pancras will have travellers in the capital in a little over an hour. The county will benefit from the planned east Midlands HS2 hub at Toton in neighbouring Nottinghamshire, with improved rail services to London, Birmingham and the north promised by the high-speed rail link.
Road users have the benefit of the M1 and a direct route south to London and north to Sheffield and Leeds. East Midlands Airport is close to Castle Donington in the north-west of the county. Leicestershire County Council offers more information on all public transport.
Did you know?
A farm on the outskirts of Fenny Drayton in Leicestershire is the geographical centre of England.
Red Leicester is the county's most famous cheese, but Leicestershire is also one of only three places entitled to make stilton. The others are Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, although the village of Stilton where the soft cheese originated is now officially in Cambridgeshire.
Conveyancing in Leicestershire made easy with Homeward Legal
Are you planning to buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity from a property in Leicestershire? Conveyancing can feel like a daunting process, but here at Homeward Legal, we can help you keep it simple and hassle-free. Get a quote online in a matter of moments, call us on or request a callback. Conveyancing in Leicestershire doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help your move go through without a hitch.