House Sale Solicitors
If you’re looking to sell your house, we can provide the professional legal advice you need to complete the transaction promptly and smoothly. Our conveyancing specialists have helped many clients and can explain the steps you need to take to ensure that the sale 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 sale?
Once you’ve made the big decision to sell your property, you’ll probably want the sale 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 and the buyer of the property to prepare a contract. If you have a mortgage on the property, we can also advise what you need to do to redeem it.
- 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 sale of your property.
- Completion – at this stage, the transaction is complete and the change of ownership of the property takes effect. Sometimes, 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 such as removing your belongings and arranging to take readings from the energy meters.
- Post-completion – after the completion, there is still work to be done, including submitting the relevant paperwork to Land Registry.
This is a simple overview of the process and we can explain the rest of the process before you choose whether or not to instruct us. We’ll then explain what we need from you at each step as the sale progresses.
If you’re also buying a property, we can advise you on the purchase and start a file for you on both the sale and purchase, invoicing you for both when your move is completed.
What does Residential Conveyancing cost for my house sale?
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. If you are only selling your house (and not buying another one) there will be fewer disbursements, but some will still be payable. 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 sell and have found a buyer, 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?
After selling your house, you may feel that it’s a good time to arrange a will. Many people in the UK know the importance of having 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 sale?
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 budget accordingly. 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.