It’s no secret that buying a house can be as stressful as it is exciting. That’s why appointing an experienced solicitor to take care of the legal side of things is your first step towards a seamless, stress-free and successful transaction.
Once you’ve had an offer accepted on a house, it’s time to choose a solicitor to take care of the legal side of things. This process is called conveyancing which – put simply – refers to the preparation of the legal documents required to transfer the ownership of the property to you. And while every house purchase is different, the conveyancing process is typically the same whether you’re buying freehold, leasehold, new build or shared ownership properties:
- We’ll carry out checks on the property to inspect the title documents and make sure there are no hidden issues that could cause problems down the line
- We’ll liaise with the seller’s solicitor to make sure all selling documents are in order, draft contracts and manage their exchange
- We’ll liaise with your mortgage provider to transfer funds on the agreed completion date and register the transfer of the property
- We’ll arrange payment of Stamp Duty if applicable.
With several parties involved in a single transaction, things can slow down. That’s why we’ve built long-standing relationships with key partners in the conveyancing process – from estate agents to conveyancers and the Land Registry – so we can work alongside them to keep your house move on track and on time.
So, whether you’re buying your first home, moving up the property ladder or an investor adding to your portfolio, our experienced conveyancing team can advise and guide you through the process.