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Expert Solicitors in Buying and Selling Property

If you’re looking to buy or sell property, our experts can help you complete your transaction efficiently, with as little delay as possible. For information about your specific situation, get in touch with our team today on 0330 912 8338.

Buying or Selling Property can be a long and complicated process.

Our team of expert Residential Conveyancers are committed to helping you to sell or buy your property, getting you over the line and completing your transaction as quickly as possible.

When you ask us to deal with your transaction we make a commitment to provide you with an excellent service that exceeds your expectations. We’ll engage proactively with you, we’ll be clear in our communications and we’ll only act in your best interests.

If you’re thinking about a move or an investment purchase and have any questions about a prospective transaction, don’t hesitate to call us and we’ll be happy to chat through the process with you, explain what we do, and answer any questions you have. There’s no obligation to instruct us.

Most clients come to us through personal recommendation from existing clients and other professionals. We’ve built our reputation on delivering excellent service in the most friendly and approachable style. We love what we do and we want you to be delighted with what we do and the way we do it.

Whether you are buying or selling, each out to our experienced Residential Conveyancing Solicitors for tailored legal guidance and support for a hassle-free property transaction.

What Property Buying and Selling Services do we provide?

We provide a full range of services for buying and selling properties. These services include:
  • Legal Due Diligence: We conduct thorough research and review legal documents.
  • Advice on Funding Offers: We review your mortgage offer and report to you on its terms and conditions to ensure that you are happy with them.
  • Conveyancing Process: We guide you through the conveyancing process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and the necessary paperwork is completed for a smooth transaction.
  • Overall, our services provide comprehensive legal support and advice to clients throughout the buying and selling process, ensuring that you are well-informed and protected in all your property transactions.

Property Buying and Selling FAQs

What is the typical timeline for the conveyancing process?

The typical timeline for the conveyancing process is around 12-16 weeks. However, it is possible to expedite the process with the assistance of the right conveyancing solicitor, completing it in as little as a month. The process involves several steps, including pre-contract work, obtaining a mortgage offer, drafting or approving the contract, and exchanging contracts to completion. Delays can occur due to the process of other agencies involved, extended survey periods, and difficulties with arranging funds and other parties in a chain. It is crucial to be aware of these factors and manage expectations accordingly.

Should I exchange contracts before receiving a mortgage offer?

We strongly advise against exchanging contracts before receiving a mortgage offer. Exchanging contracts without a valid mortgage offer can put the buyer at risk of being unable to secure the necessary funds. It is essential to wait for a mortgage offer before proceeding with the exchange of contracts to ensure financial means and reduce the risk of delays or complications. Following this recommended order of steps, with guidance from a conveyancing solicitor, can provide confidence and protect the buyer’s interests. Remember, contracts become legally binding once exchanged, so it’s crucial to have all the necessary arrangements in place before taking this step.

How important is it to arrange buildings insurance?

Arranging buildings insurance is crucial when buying a property. It is important to have insurance in place before exchanging contracts. Buildings insurance covers the structure of the property and provides protection in the event of damage or the need for rebuilding. It is advisable to secure insurance in advance and find the appropriate level of cover to meet your specific needs.

How are keys handled on the day of completion?

On the day of completion, the keys to the property are typically handed over to the buyer. Completion day is the final step in the property sale process, where ownership is transferred from the seller to the buyer. The buyer’s conveyancer will transfer the final funds to the seller’s solicitor, and once the payment is received, completion has legally taken place. The seller must vacate the property by the completion date. If everything is wrapped up before 3 p.m. and not on a Friday, the buyer will receive the keys to their new home. This signifies that the buyer officially takes ownership of the property.

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