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Moving to Leicester? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

If you’re buying a house in Leicester, you’ll need to hire a conveyancing solicitor to help with the legal side of the purchase. At Compare My Move, we can connect you with up to 6 licensed conveyancers or conveyancing solicitors in Leicester, saving you up to 70% on your conveyancing costs.

Rest assured, we carry out a strict verification process before any conveyancers or solicitors can come on board and help with your sale or purchase. All partners must be regulated by the SRA, CLC, LSS or LSNI to ensure a high quality of standard at all times. Our dedicated sales team monitors all partners closely to give you peace of mind too.

When buying a house in Leicester, it’s important that you use a trusted and regulated Compare My Move conveyancer to help. They will be responsible for organising conveyancing searches and exchanging contracts. To save up to 70% on your conveyancing costs, compare conveyancing solicitors with Compare My Move.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Leicester

    The average conveyancing fees in Leicester cost £1,320 when buying and £1,270 when selling. The conveyancing process takes approximately 165 days to complete.

    Our research revealed that the outskirts of the city have a high risk of flooding. Your conveyancing searches will reveal important details about the land and environmental issues of the property and land around it to give you peace of mind. 

    Why Hire a Leicester Conveyancer?

    The role of your conveyancer is to guide you through the legal aspects of buying or selling a property. Part of this is explaining any complicated legal jargon, arranging the relevant searches and ensuring the contracts are properly drafted and signed.

    By instructing a conveyancer as soon as an offer has been accepted, you're ensuring a more efficient and smoother transaction. Here are some of the duties you can expect your conveyancer to carry out during the conveyancing process:

    • Liaising with the mortgage lenders and other relevant parties
    • Arranging and agreeing on a completion date
    • Organising the exchange of contracts
    • Conducting necessary conveyancing searches
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf such as Stamp Duty
    • Checking the contract and raising enquiries

    According to the UK House Price Index, 3,033 existing properties and 7 new build properties were sold in Leicester over the last year. Detached properties increased the most in price, rising by 13.2%.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Leicester?

    Leicester currently has an average house price of £257,331. This means the average conveyancing fees when buying a freehold property are £1,320 and £1,490 for leasehold properties. When selling a property in the area, conveyancing fees are £1,270 for freeholds and £1,420 for leaseholds.

    Your final conveyancing cost will be a combination of legal fees, conveyancing search fees and disbursements. However, other factors can also impact the cost such as your location, chosen law firm and whether you're buying or selling the property.

    Your conveyancer will need to conduct a variety of searches to highlight any legal or environmental issues with the property and surrounding land. One vital search is the full Local Authority Search. In Leicester, this costs £111 including VAT, according to the Leicester City Council website.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Leicester?

    In Leicester, the conveyancing process takes approximately 165 days to complete. This is higher than the national average of 159 days.

    The entire buying and selling processes from the initial listing to completion, take 262 days in Leicester which is 12 days less than the national average of 274. The length of time between the initial listing and the buyer or seller receiving an offer, takes 97 days in the city. This is much lower than the national average of 118 days.

    The length of your conveyancing process will depend on multiple factors, such as the difficulty of the case and your chosen law firm. If you're part of a property chain, you may experience delays as each transaction is dependant on the other completing.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Leicester?

    A major step in the conveyancing process is arranging the relevant conveyancing searches. These will include the Environmental Search and the Water & Drainage Search. Conveyancing searches will detect any legal or environmental problems with the property, helping you make an informed decision before buying.

    Rest assured, your conveyancing searches will highlight if the property is at risk of subsidence. One issue that can cause subsidence and ground instability is if the area has a history of mining. There are no collieries in Leicester at present but prior to the Miners’ Strike in 1985, the East Midlands boasted around 30 working mines.

    According to a UK Government flood risk map, the outskirts of Leicester have a high risk of flooding. This means that the chance of flooding is greater than 3.3% each year. The city centre remains unaffected, but Leicester Street, Green Lane Road, London Street and Nottingham Road are areas that have a significantly higher chance of river or sea flooding.

    Data taken from the UK Government Flood Risk Map and Geobear's Subsidence Map