Thank you for looking at our property services. Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced property investor, we are here to take the stress out of buying and selling a home. We will guide you through each step of the process and tailor our service to your personal requirements, so you get exactly the service you need.
By dealing with all the associated legal requirements, we will help you to sell your house quickly and efficiently, leaving you free to move on to your next property. Where necessary, we can also recommend other professionals such as Surveyors, IFA’s and property valuers, giving you access to all the expertise you need.
We have an experienced team who take care of all the important legal details and remove any confusion and uncertainty from the process of selling a property. Whether you are selling your property through an estate agent or privately, we will make everything as clear as possible. Our team are made up of highly qualified Solicitors who have the legal and technical “know how” to resolve any issues as they arise in a professional and efficient manner.
We also recognise that communication is key, especially where there are complex issues to deal with, so will ensure you are always kept up-to-date and get answers to your questions in plain English.
We want you to feel confident that you are a priority, and so we aim to ensure that a member of our team is available to speak with you when you need some clarity at any stage in the process. We feel this provides reassurance and gives you an outlet for any concerns. We know that property is often the biggest investment you will have, so we want to offer a reliable, first-class service to protect that investment, while also providing value for money with no hidden fees.
We are proud to hold Lexcel and CQS Accreditations, issued by the Law Society. To obtain these accreditations, the firm must undergo a rigorous audit process that ensures we maintain high levels of client care.
We typically work on a fixed fee basis, so that from the outset you know what the fees will be for your transaction. If, during the transaction, there is a new development, we will discuss any associated change in fees with you and agree a way forward.
We do not undertake tax advice.
Our fees are fixed, but there may be factors that would typically increase the cost of the fees estimated above. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.
Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:
- If a legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered.
- If crucial documents that we have previously requested from you have not been provided to us.
- If you require to exchange within 6 weeks of instructing us.
- If you require completion within 6 weeks of instructing us.
- If you require simultaneous exchange and completion.
For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on when your offer is accepted and factors such as:
- Number of parties in the chain.
- Whether the buyer has a mortgage in place.
- Whether the buyer requests lease extension for a leasehold property.
- Whether the searches flag up any issues.
- Whether buyer’s Survey shows up any issues.
- Buyer’s Enquiries.
A typical transaction will take 10–12 weeks. However, if any of the factors detailed above apply, or there are other factors we need to take into consideration, it may increase the time by a further 4–6 weeks and additional charges may be incurred. We will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity, so you always have a clear picture of how long things are likely to take.
Every transaction will involve certain key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. These milestones usually include:
- Taking your instructions and giving initial advised based on the information you have provided.
- Checking finances are in place for the buyer to fund the purchase.
- Drafting contracts of sale and any other necessary documents and reviewing these with you.
- Sending the contacts of sale to the buyer’s solicitor and dealing with any enquires they have.
- Providing advice on all documents and information received.
- Finalising the contract and sending to you for signature.
- Agreeing a completion date (the date from which the buyer will legally own the property).
- Exchanging contracts and notify you that this has happened.
- Completing the purchase.