House Purchase Solicitors
If you’re looking to buy a house, we can provide the professional legal advice you need to complete your purchase promptly and smoothly. Our conveyancing specialists have helped many clients and can explain the steps you need to take to ensure that your purchase goes ahead as smoothly as possible.
Our specialist team advises clients in different languages on a wide range of legal matters, including residential conveyancing. Call them on 0208 1111 911 or contact them through the website to discuss your circumstances with them.
What do I need to consider when it comes to conveyancing for my house purchase?
Once you’ve made the big decision to move, you’ll probably want the move to go ahead as quickly as possible. It’s important to start the legal process as soon as you can and be aware of the key steps along the way, such as:
- Pre-exchange – at this stage, we will work with you, your mortgage lender and the seller of the property to prepare a contract and ensure that the lenders have everything they need, which typically includes a valuation survey.
- Exchange of contracts – once all parties are agreed, we will exchange contracts with the other party. This is a crucial stage of the process as it is the point where you formally commit to completing the transaction.
- Completion – at this stage, the transaction is complete and the change of ownership of the property takes effect. For some transactions, the exchange and completion will be simultaneous. However, in many instances there may be around two weeks between exchange and completion, to allow all parties to finalise arrangements for practicalities like removal firms.
- Post-completion – after the completion, there is still work to be done, including paying your Stamp Duty on your behalf and submitting the relevant paperwork to Land Registry.
The process will also vary slightly depending on whether the property you buy is freehold or leasehold and we will explain the process fully when providing a quote. The above is a simplified overview of the process, but as you can see there is a lot of work involved so it pays to work with experienced professionals for your house move.
If you have a property to sell in order to buy your new one, we can also advise you on selling your home. For this, we will also work with the solicitors of your home’s buyers and find agreeable dates for all parties for the exchange of contracts and the completion.
What does Residential Conveyancing cost for my house purchase?
The legal costs involved in a house move are:
- Disbursements – These are external costs for searches and other processes we need to carry out on your behalf. We arrange these directly with the relevant providers and pass these costs on to you. We will explain all of these costs up front before you decide to instruct us and add them to your invoice. It’s important to know that these are not refundable if your transaction doesn’t go ahead.
- Our Legal Fees – Our fees relate to the time we spend working on your case. However, we recognise that you need to work to a budget for any property transaction, so we’ll usually quote you a fixed fee upfront and in some instances we will work on a ‘no move, no fee’ basis (although disbursement costs may still apply).
If you’re looking to move and have all the relevant details of the property to hand, contact us today and we’ll provide you with a clear, detailed quote so you can budget for your legal costs ahead of time.
What other legal services might I need?
A house move is a big step and once it’s completed you may feel that it’s a good time to arrange a will. Many people in the UK know the importance of a will, but have yet to arrange one.
We can also help you with a wide range of other legal services, including Personal Injury, Dispute Resolution, Debt Recovery and more.
How do I get advice on Residential Conveyancing for my house purchase?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. We can provide a prompt quote to help you plan your house purchase ahead of time. We’ll then explain all the steps you need to take and all the relevant costs, before you decide whether or not to go ahead.