Property Purchases & Sales
Our expert property lawyers offer a first-class legal service and specialise in all types of residential freehold and leasehold sales and purchases. Working with cases from first-time buyers to multi-million pound transactions.
Due to our advanced and unique case management system, every client is given a direct telephone number to your dedicated Conveyancer and receive regular updates by email and text message, so you can always be sure of being able to contact us with no delays should you have the need to.
The property sales process
- The first stage of the sale process is to complete both the property information and fittings form (as well as the contents forms). If you are selling a leasehold property, an additional leasehold information form will also need to be completed. The property information form consists of 16 questions which include boundary ownership, disputes and building work to the property.
- Once all of these forms have been completed and returned, a draft contract pack will be issued to the buyer’s solicitors. There is then usually a short waiting period while the buyer’s solicitors requests the searches, and, if required, waits for a mortgage offer.
- The next step in the process is to raise enquiries. At this stage, we may need to contact you for assistance and help. Once all enquiries have been answered and resolved, and you have signed the contract, we can then progress to exchange of contracts.
Purchasing a property
Once we have received the contract documentation from the seller’s solicitors (and as part of the service), we will carry out all the detailed and required conveyancing searches (including Local Authority search, drainage search and an environmental search). Our team will also check that the title to the property is good and marketable, as well as provide you with a full written report on the property you are purchasing.
Our team of specialist property lawyers will prepare all of the necessary contracts, Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns and transfers on your behalf. Once you are completely happy, and all your queries and questions have been answered, we can then progress to the final stage in the process; the exchange of contracts.
Exchanging property contracts
On the day of exchange, we will first get in touch to confirm the details of the contract, including the completion date, and obtain your authority to go ahead with the exchange of contracts.
Once we have exchanged, both parties involved will be under contract, and neither will be able to withdraw from the agreement without possible financial loss. We will also confirm to you by telephone and letter once the exchange has taken place.
Completing your purchase or sale
The day has finally arrived, once the money has been transferred between the solicitors and has been received safely, we will confirm to you that completion has taken place, then you will be able to collect the keys to your brand new home.
After completion, we will deal with the payment of Stamp duty, the registration of your title and mortgage at the Land Registry, as well as deal with the redemption of your mortgage if you are selling your property.
Our number one aim is to make the transaction as seamless and stress-free as possible by providing you with regular communication in a way which works for you, throughout the entire process. For more information, advice and guidance, get in touch with a member of the team.