It’s no secret that selling a house can be stressful, with the potential for all sorts of issues to cause delays and even sales to fall through. 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 sale.

The selling process begins when you accept an offer on your property and it completes when the keys are handed over to the new owner. This process of legally transferring home ownership from the seller to the buyer is called conveyancing and you’ll need a solicitor to ensure the legal paperwork is in order and that the buyer pays the agreed amounts before becoming the legal owner. We will:

  • work with you to complete and collate all the necessary selling documents
  • draw up a contract and liaise with (you and) the buyer’s solicitor to answer the buyer’s questions and negotiate terms
  • manage receipt of the deposit funds once the contract is signed
  • on exchange of contracts, set a completion date and manage the balance of funds, from which we’ll settle your account with your estate agent and mortgage lender

While conveyancing is more straightforward when selling than it is when buying, even fairly standard transactions involve a level of complexity in terms of the forms and procedures that must be followed; if incomplete or incorrect, this can lead to loss of money, legal proceedings or even doubt as to the rightful owner of a property.