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Conveyancing

Buying a new home is probably one of the biggest purchases you will make and we understand the enormity of the decision.

Whether you are buying a new build property, selling a property, or are moving to a new home, we aim to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

We will guide you through the legal aspects of moving house and help you understand your rights and liabilities, making sure that the transaction runs as smoothly as possible. We also offer no-move-no fee insurance which protects you from legal costs if the transaction falls through.

You will be given the direct contact details of the person handling your case and we will keep you informed about the progress of your case every step of the way.

We can also help you to put in place arrangements for the future, such as a co-habitation agreement or will, because everyone needs the peace of mind that comes from knowing your investment is protected, no matter what the future brings.

The Process: 12 Steps to Buying your property

1. Agreement in Principle:

Find out how much you can borrow and obtain an agreement in principle.

2. Property Search:

Look for a property and make an offer.

3. Contact Us:

We will ask for some details and provide an estimate of our costs. You can also use our quick online quote calculator to instantly show you how much the conveyancing for your house purchase or sale will be.

4. Appoint Us:

We will check your identification and property details. You will need to provide us with monies to cover costs such as searches.

5. Documents:

We will ask for a copy of the title deeds, draft contract, property information form and fittings and contents form. We will also raise enquiries.

6. Searches:

We will apply for searches including local authority search, drainage search and environmental search if necessary.

7. Search Results:

We will receive results from searches and provide you with a report. Results may prompt the need for further enquiries.

8. Sign Contract:

It is now time to check and sign the contract, transfer deed, mortgage deed and Stamp Duty Land Tax Return.

9. Completion Date:

Agree a completion date with seller’s conveyancer.

10. Exchange:

You are now legally bound to buy the property. We will send your deposit and signed contract to seller’s conveyancer and request mortgage advance.

11. Completion:

We will send the balance of the money to seller’s conveyancer and you will now legally own the property.

12. Congratulations:

You can now collect the keys from the estate agent or developer and move in!

For more information, please contact a member of our residential conveyancing team.

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Find out how much your conveyancing will cost

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Guide to Buying Property Together

Things to consider if you are buying property as a couple or with friends and family

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Our guide to conveyancing legal terminology

We explain some common legal terms

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Key contacts
Photo of Sarah Bent

Sarah Bent

Associate Solicitor and Head of Residential Conveyancing

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Natasha Downing

Chartered Legal Executive | Residential Conveyancing

Photo of Catherine Fitches

Catherine Fitches

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

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Elaine Yau

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

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Adrian Greetham

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

Photo of Leanne Pugh

Leanne Pugh

Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

Photo of Katia Luff

Katia Luff

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

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Jody Taylor

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

Photo of Madhia  Sadiq

Madhia Sadiq

Case Handler | Residential Property

Photo of Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Chartered Legal Executive | Residential Conveyancing

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Nick McCarthy

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

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Kate Gardner

Chartered Legal Executive | Residential Conveyancing

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Gina Payne

Solicitor | Residential Conveyancing

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