Guide to Buying and Selling Your Property
The process of buying and selling your property is known as Conveyancing. We recognise that the process of moving home is often a stressful one, and we will deal with the legal matters involved on your behalf as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Whether you are selling or buying a property, or both, we will keep you updated with progress by whatever means of communication is most suitable to you – e-mail, telephone or post. We are always available to answer any enquiries you may have along the way.
Once the sale of your property has been completed, we will arrange for your mortgage against that property to be paid off, for payment of your Estate Agent (if you wish us to do so) and for any balance owed to you from the purchase money to be paid by you as soon as possible. We are happy for any balancing payment to be made to you by cheque, or directly into a bank account nominated by you.
In order to protect your position, we would always recommend that you arrange for a Survey of the property to be carried out on your behalf. If you are getting a mortgage to finance your purchase your Lender will arrange for a basic survey to be carried out, however it may not be comprehensive enough to protect your own interests.
Once a date for your move has been agreed with your Seller, we will arrange for the mortgage money to be released by your Lender to our office. We will also advise you of the balance amount we require from you. On the agreed date we will send the money to your Seller’s solicitor and arrange for the keys of your new home to be released to you. Following completion we will also arrange for payment of any Stamp Duty, if required, and will arrange to register you as owner of the property at Land Registry, leaving you free to concentrate on settling into your new home.