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Residential Conveyancing

Covering all aspects of property law, and working across the UK: whether you are buying or selling a house, our CQS accredited teams will assist you on your journey.

Property Solicitors: What can we advise upon?

For many people buying or selling their home may represent the biggest financial commitment that they ever undertake. We are committed to providing you with the detailed practical advice you need, in order for you to properly understand the process and make informed decisions about your transaction. If you are planning to buy a home or sell your current property we can help you through the process and ensure that you understand where your property transaction is at through every stage of the residential conveyancing process. We also have considerable experience with buy to let landlords and people buying a 2nd property or holiday home, should your circumstances need a more bespoke handling of the buying and selling process. Based from our Midlands head office, covering across the UK, you can choose Bond Adams Solicitors with confidence.

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Financial Commitment

Buying or selling property is an exciting, but often stressful time. Our team of experienced residential conveyancing lawyers based at our offices in Leicester, Birmingham and London will help you through this. We will explain each step of the way to you so that you can be confident that your move is being handled efficiently and carefully.

We do not use consultants like many law firms who work off-site.

We are as committed to getting you moved as you are, so our service is centred around being as proactive as possible to drive your move forward to a speedy, hassle-free completion. We have eight conveyancing teams based across our offices, each headed up by an experienced and qualified property lawyer.

The high standard of our conveyancing work has been recognised with the award of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme mark.

We are also Lexcel l accredited

Our Team

Our team is led by Rafique Patel, a former partner of Harvey Ingram which was the then largest firm in Leicestershire. He is October 1996 qualified and was also the head of the regulatory and trading team at Harvey Ingram. He leads a large and talented conveyancing team that will assist you in your house purchase.

Our lawyers from our base have significant local and regional area knowledge which gives you the benefit of professionals dedicated to providing prompt and tailored advice.

Technology plays an increasingly large part in the conveyancing process and at Bond Adams property solicitors in Leicester are committed to ensuring we use this to its full potential, in order to provide the most efficient and cost effective service for you. If you are buying or selling a house in the Leicestershire area, the Bond Adams team will work with you to ensure that this is as smooth a process possible.

Residential Sale or Purchase:

Our fees are set out by a range, due to a number of factors which include; the lawyer handling your case, the value of the purchase, the number of searches required, whether there are any regeneration aspects, whether there are any additional due diligence requirements in relation to the funding of the transaction, whether there are any title issues etc.

Freehold sales or purchases:

  • Purchases: £495-£895 plus VAT (20%) plus disbursements (upto a value of £750,000).
  • Sales: £400-£895 plus VAT (20%) plus disbursements (upto a value of £750,000).

Note that these are for straight forward transactions, with no complexity in terms of any title issues, any registration issues, any boundary issues, any restrictive covenant matters, any issues in terms of having to purchase indemnity insurance, any matters where there are additional charges to pay off or any matrimonial proceedings and related communications with any solicitors other than the other party.

Leasehold sales or purchases:

The price is as above, expect for the leasehold element sub having to contact and communicate with the managing agent issues, service charges, outstanding charges and up to date accounts – an additional £195-£395 plus VAT (20%) and disbursements.

The same issues apply, as to whether there is any complexity, in terms of obtaining any information or having to deal with parties other than the other sides lawyers.

An average range of costs are as follows:
  • Electronic CHAPS transfer fee £39.00 plus VAT (20%). (Sales also)
  • Office copies, Plans and Filed documents at HMLR: approximately £3.00 – £6.00 per document plus VAT (20%) and admin charges.
  • Identification check per person: £18.00 plus VAT (20%). (Sales also)
  • Searches (dependent upon the number of searches) £150.00 – £250.00
  • Land Registry priority Search: £4.00 per search plus admin charges
  • Bankruptcy Search per person: £4.00 per personplus admin charges. (Sales also)
  • Lawyer Checker to check accounts details of recipient lawyers: £16.00 plus VAT (20%)
  • Land Registry registration fee: based on the value and current rates
  • Stamp duty: based upon the circumstances and the prevailing rates
  • Key Stages/typical time scales: 4-10 weeks

Residential Conveyancing Services include:

  • Residential sales
  • Residential purchased
  • Remortgaging
  • Refinancing
  • Planning issues & all other issues

For more information about your how our residential conveyancing team in Leicester can assist with your house purchase or sale, please contact us to speak to one of the team