What charges will I need to pay?
The examples below show you the costs likely to be incurred in a typical sale transaction based on certain assumptions. Please click on the links below to find out more.
Please get in touch with us to discuss your particular requirements – we will be very happy to provide you with a tailored quote.
How long will my sale take?
How long it will take depends on a number of factors – the average process takes between 6 and 12 weeks although it does depend on the parties in the chain.
If you are selling a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer – anything between 4 and 12 months. In such a situation, additional charges would apply.
Stages of the sale process
As with the purchase of a property, the precise stages involved in the sale vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages to the process:
- Contact us to discuss your requirements so we can agree fees and discuss any specific requirements you have in terms of timescale
- Check your finances are in place if there is a related purchase
- Provide us with all necessary identification for money laundering checks
- Provide us with all documents relating to the property in your possession, such as certificates for works of repair or improvement, Planning Permissions, Building Regulations and the like
- Provide us with details of your existing mortgage account (if applicable) so that we can obtain a provisional statement to ensure there are sufficient funds to pay off the existing mortgage
- Draft and submit the Contract and all supporting documentation to the Buyers Solicitor
- Discuss any enquiries raised by the buyers Solicitors and provide replies
- Arrange for contract documentation to be signed in readiness for exchange of contracts (this is when the completion date is fixed and binding on both parties)
- Consider what completion date you require and check availability of removal companies
- Agree the completion date (date from which you are required to vacate the property)
- Exchange contracts with your authority and notify you once we have exchanged
- Arrange for a final redemption statement to be obtained calculated to the completion date
- Complete your sale
- Discharge your mortgage and provide evidence of the same to the Buyers Solicitor
We are Solicitor Panel members for all the major mortgage providers and this means we can act for your Bank or Building Society should you require a mortgage to assist with your purchase.
We are also accredited members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme which means we are recognised as a Law Firm who provides conveyancing services to a very high standard.
Please contact a member of our team to discuss your specific needs – details on each member of the team can be found by clicking on the names below.