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Buying a house in Leicestershire
Home to a little over one million residents, Leicestershire is a mid-sized county at the heart of England. It takes its name from its county town of Leicester, the area’s largest settlement, which is located at its centre. Other popular spots include the university town of Loughborough, the rural district of Harborough, the conveniently located town of Hinckley, and Melton Mowbray, a settlement famous for its food. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’ve been expanding our knowledge of markets like Leicestershire’s since 2001, enabling us to bring every one of our clients a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.
Our Conveyancing Service
- Fixed Fee Conveyancing
- No Move, No Fee
- Transparent Costs
My Home Move Conveyancing offers you an award winning level of customer service, matched with an innovative use of technology and deep knowledge of the local market. Together, this allows us to achieve more completions each year than any other conveyancer, as much as 21 days faster than the industry average. You’ll also get peace of mind when you choose us as your Leicestershire conveyancer. That’s because all our services are fixed fee, so there’s never any nasty surprises, and you won’t owe us anything if you don’t complete for any reason.
Once you begin the process with us, you’ll be assigned a dedicated conveyancer who will look after your case from start to finish. Acting as your consistent point of contact, they’ll never be more than a phone call away, and will be delighted to provide you with regular updates. If you want to keep an eye on how things are going, you’ll have 24/7 access to an online account with all the up-to-date info, ensuring you’re never left in the dark. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we’re delighted to provide our conveyancing services in Leicestershire to homebuyers throughout the region, whether it’s at the heart of Leicester, or in more rural spots like Market Bosworth and Lutterworth.
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During the last 12 months, properties in Leicestershire sold for an average price of £239,502. Detached homes made up the largest share of sales, fetching an average of £337,316, while semi-detached houses went for £205,765. The most expensive area in the county was Swithland, with an average price of £736,200, compared with cheapest area Aylestone at £164,918.
The local authority responsible for property in the region is Leicestershire County Council. They can be contacted by telephone, with various numbers provided depending on the issue you require assistance with, which can be found on their website. They can also be approached at the following address:
As Leicestershire is a densely-populated region, governance is largely devolved to its district councils, including the ability to set council tax rates. That means that how much council tax you need to pay will vary, depending on which part of Leicestershire your property falls into.
The local area
Located in the East Midlands, Leicestershire is a county of wonderful contrasts. With the historic city of Leicester providing all the urban amenities you could need, the surrounding landscapes are beautiful, littered with quaint towns and villages that promise a pleasing balance of convenient yet rural life. The boundaries of this historic region have remained largely the same since the Domesday Book, and the area is particularly famous for its culinary connections. Not only is it home to village of Quorn, which gives its name to a globally renowned meat substitute, but also to the town of Melton Mowbray – the birthplace of the pork pie.
A landlocked county in the middle of England, Leicestershire is well connected from a transport perspective. The M1 cuts through the country from north to south, just to the edges of Leicester and Loughborough, offering access both to the capital and the cities of the north. East Midlands Trains provide rail services throughout the county, with stations in Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough and Leicester. You’ll find direct services to cities like Birmingham, Derby and London at these stations. There’s no major airport in Leicestershire, but the closest for most living in the county is either East Midlands Airport or Birmingham Airport, both being just outside the county line.
Parents will be glad to hear that education provision across the county is excellent. Among top rated primary options are Frisby CofE, near Melton, and Worthington School, close to Ashby. Beauchamp College and Rushey Mead School are among the area’s best secondary schools. For higher education you’re spoilt for choice, with the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Loughborough University all in the area.
Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.
Our promise to you…
We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.
You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.
We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!
Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.
Multiple industry awards
See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.
Best Legal Services Provider
Future of Legal Services Innovation
Most Innovative Use of Technology
Best Conveyancing Provider
National Conveyancing Firm of the Year
Best Legal Services Provider
Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.
First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.
If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!
You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…
After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.
We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.
Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.
At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.
We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.
You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?
We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.
If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.
Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.
Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:
Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.
Have to approve the wording of the lease.
Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.
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If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on
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