You have just placed your house on the market...

Or are about to make or accept an offer...

Buying or selling a home can be a daunting prospect, but don't worry, we will help you manage the process effectively and most importantly, with as little stress as possible.

Follow our simple top tips and you won't go far wrong.

Alternatively, please feel free to discuss in more detail with your local branch.


Simple Top Tips

1. Start Early
Instruct your Solicitor early to make sure you are legally prepared for sale. If you instruct your Solicitor as soon as your property comes onto the market, your Solicitor can undertake all the necessary antimoney laundering checks. For sellers, they will also send you a Property Information Questionnaire and a Fixtures & Fittings form to complete and check the Title. Completing and returning these forms early can save up to two weeks and help prevent sale breakdowns.

2. No Sale No Fee
Always use a No Sale No Fee service for legal fees. Unfortunately some sales can fall through and you could be left with abortive sale costs if you don’t check this.

3. Go In-House
Using an in-house Conveyancing service can help reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your house sale. This is because of the excellent working relationships Conveyancers have with the Estate Agency Team. Together they make great things happen!

4. What Can You Do?
Always return documentation and forms as quickly as possible to your Solicitor. It might be the last thing you want to do after a hard day at work but it is really important to do this to keep the process moving. A small delay in returning documents can sometimes result in a much longer delay further down the chain.

5. If the Property is Leasehold
If selling a Leasehold property, it is really important that you speak to your management agent to obtain the Leasehold Information Pack as soon as possible. Management companies can sometimes take between 4-6 weeks to process your request. If you wait until the property is sold, this can cause unnecessarily long delays.

The Process for Buyers & Sellers

The conveyancing journey from start to finish...

Process for Buyers and Sellers

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Referral Fee Disclosure:
As well as your obligation to pay our commission or fees we may also receive a commission, payment, fee or reward (known as a Referral Fee) from ancillary providers for recommending their service to you.

We routinely refer sellers to a panel of conveyancers and offer a complimentary value-add conveyancing comparison service. This service is provided to help you get legally prepared for sale. Please note, information is provided for your convenience only and we do not recommend or endorse any third-party providers or services. You can decide whether you choose to deal with this panel of conveyancers. Should you decide to use one of the panel conveyancers, we will receive a marketing referral fee of £250 from them for recommending you to them. You will need to enter into separate legal agreements with any third parties you engage, and we encourage you to read the terms and conditions of service and privacy policies of any service provider you instruct to assist you with your house sale (and purchase if applicable). Full details of the referral payment will be confirmed within the Client Care letter of the chosen panel member.

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