Licensed conveyancer, Fraser Bell, has joined the Ilkley office of LCF Residential, which is the conveyancing arm of leading Yorkshire law firm LCF Law.

Fraser joins from another local law firm in Ilkley, where he worked for seven years. He initially started as an assistant and qualified as a licenced conveyancer in early 2019, before being promoted to head up the firm’s residential conveyancing division.

LCF Residential works with home buyers and sellers, as well as estate agents and nearly every UK mortgage lender. Its 30-strong team are based across LCF Law’s offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley.

Fraser, who previously lived in Ilkley before moving to Sutton in Craven, will predominantly look after a local client based spanning Wharfedale and the Aire Valley. He explained: “Joining LCF Residential is an exciting new chapter in my career and an opportunity to become part of a large and well-established team with a strong brand and leading reputation in the industry.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has also made it an interesting time to make this move. The property world was obviously badly affected by the lockdown measures but in the last few weeks, since the housing market reopened, it’s been extremely busy with lots of completions and home moves taking place in a short space of time, and this looks set to continue into the summer as the market catches back up.”

Julie Davis, head of residential property at LCF Residential, said: “There’s no doubt Fraser will be an asset to our team and clients throughout Ilkley and the surrounding areas. He has strong local knowledge and a reputation for working hard for his clients and putting their interests before anything else, which are valuable traits in this profession.”