The Conveyancing Process – How does it work?

Buying

1. Your instructions are taken and documents requested from the seller’s solicitor;

2. Searches, title investigation and additional enquiries are carried out;

3. If applicable, your mortgage offer is received by us;

4. We report to you and arrange for you to sign the Contract and other legal papers and obtain the 10% deposit from you;

5. Contracts are exchanged and date of moving “completion date” is fixed;

6. Final documentation is prepared and signed;

7. Final searches are done and the mortgage loan is obtained from your lender in readiness for completion;

8. Completion takes place and everybody moves;

9. Stamp Duty is paid on the transfer of the property, the title is registered at the Land Registry and the deeds sent to you/your lender.

Selling

1. Your instructions are taken and we request your title deeds from your current lender/you. Copies of your title are also obtained from the Land Registry

2. Sales instructions are received from your estate agent

3. Contracts and evidence of your title are sent to the buyer’s solicitors

4. All of the buyer’s enquiries are answered – (if leasehold, then these are mainly answered by the managing agents/freeholder)

5. Contracts are exchanged and date of moving “completion date” is fixed

6. Final documentation is prepared and signed;

7. A figure is obtained from your lender to pay off your current mortgage and the estate agents’ commission account is obtained to pay off the agents on completion;

8. Completion takes place and everybody moves;

9. The title deeds relating to the property now belong to the buyer and are sent to the buyer’s solicitor on completion