Buying and Selling your Home
Conveyancing, in basic terms, is the passing of legal ownership of property from one person to another. You may be buying your first home, moving property or purchasing a holiday home but the excitement for you, has to be tempered with the need to ensure any legal requirements and processes are dealt with correctly and thoroughly.
The conveyancing process starts when an offer on a property is accepted and finishes when you receive the keys. There are three key stages in the conveyancing process; pre-contract, exchange of contracts and completion. Understanding the process ensures there are fewer surprises along the way.
After putting in a successful offer on a property, we undertake various searches and raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor to help us find out as much as possible about the property, before you are bound by a contract. At this stage, if something is revealed by a search which is undesirable to you, you are free to walk away from the purchase without any liability.
If you are happy to proceed with the purchase after our investigations, contracts are then exchanged. This is the stage where the transaction becomes legally binding and the buyer pays a deposit to the seller. At completion, the seller vacates the property, the buyer pays the remainder of the purchase price, and ownership of the property passes from the seller to the buyer. They keys are then handed over and it is time to move in!
We employ only qualified solicitors to deal with property transactions. Our team protect your interests at every stage and ensure the transaction proceeds in a smoothly and timely fashion, to make your move as stress-free as possible.
For further enquiries please contact:
James Colville - Solicitor
Tel: 01489 785737
Or Karen Webb-Jones - Conveyancing Executive:
Tel: 01489 892101