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Find a Leicestershire Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Leicestershire? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Leicestershire home move at risk of delay or failure.

Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised Leicestershire conveyancers for over 130 lenders.


Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leicestershire

Can you suggest a Godiva Mortgages Ltd approved Leicestershire conveyancing firm who can have us moved in within two weeks? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Leicestershire solicitor or a nationwide conveyancer?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Leicestershire conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Leicestershire. Go in to some well established firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a costs illustration. Discuss your deadline together with your reasons and ask for a commitment on your deadline. Select the one that appears most efficient.

My husband and I have arranged a further advance on our mortgage from Leeds Building Society as we wish to carry out alterations to our home in Leicestershire. Do we need to select a nearby Leicestershire solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Leeds Building Society don't usually instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Leeds Building Society list.

I have a mortgage with Lloyds for my property in Leicestershire. Conveyancing was finalised 12 months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Lloyds?

Your original mortgage agreement with Lloyds will provide that you need their approval before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Lloyds’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Lloyds directly. You need not do this via a Lloyds conveyancing panel firm.

Having digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Leicestershire solicitor - who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Bank of Ireland will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Bank of Ireland will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Leicestershire postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Bank of Ireland, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Leicestershire.

Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Leicestershire?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Leicestershire will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Leicestershire. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Leicestershire.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Leicestershire it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Leicestershire commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Leicestershire.

How straightforward is it to use the search tool to get a costs illustration from a conveyancing practitioner in Leicestershire on the panel for my mortgage?

First choose a mortgage company such as Halifax, Chelsea Building Society or Godiva Mortgages Ltd then specify your preferred area e.g. Leicestershire. Conveyancing practices in Leicestershire and further afield should be listed.

My father-in-law has recommend that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Leicestershire. Do I follow his recommendation?

No doubt the best way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to have guidance from friends or family who have actually experience in using the conveyancer you're considering.

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