Buying a new home? Here are the key stages of the conveyancing process…

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The precise stages involved in the purchase of a home vary according to the circumstances. However, the key stages include:

  • Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice
  • Checking your finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receiving and advising on contract documents
  • Carry out ‘searches’
  • Obtaining further planning documentation if required
  • Making any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Giving you advice on all documents and information received
  • Going through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Sending final contract to you for signature
  • Agreeing the completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchanging contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arranging for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Completing the purchase
  • Dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Dealing with the application for registration at Land Registry

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you move into your new home will depend on several factors. The average process takes between 8-12 weeks, however at Awdry Law we are committed to ensuring transactions proceed as promptly as possible.

We do this by anticipating problems and knowing the best way to deal with them, as well as being prepared to encourage others in the chain to get to the end result as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Are you looking for a conveyancer who works to a high standard, is proactive in driving your transaction forward and most importantly will keep you in the loop at each stage? Then you need to speak to us today, please click here to contact a member of our team.

Alistair Everett

Partner and Head of Conveyancing

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