Selling a House - Conveyancing Solicitors

Whether you’re selling a property privately or through an estate agent, our team of experts is here to help you with that process.

Our residential conveyancing solicitors will make the process of selling your property as streamlined as possible.

We know that selling your home can be stressful and a little overwhelming. That’s why we provide an efficient and reliable service to making the process as pain-free as possible. Whether you’re selling a property to purchase a new home, or there’s been a change in financial needs or relationship status, we’re here to help.

From agreeing to the sale of your home and dealing with any buyer enquiries, right through to completion, we’ll support you every step of the way so you can embark on the next step of your journey.

Wherever you are on your journey, our legal advisors can help. Call us today on 0330 024 0333 or use the button below to complete our contact form.

How Our Selling a House - Conveyancing Experts Can Help

Legal documentation

We will take care of drafting and reviewing all the legal documentation and contracts for the sale of your property.

Handling transfer of funds

Our team will ensure all funds are transferred at the right time so the sale of your home completes within the agreed timescales.

Sale and purchase

If you’re purchasing another property, as well as selling your current home, we can take care of both transactions.

Liaising with interested parties

We will be the point of communication with your buyer’s solicitors and estate agents, HM Land Registry, and any other relevant interested parties.

Tax advice

We can advise you on any tax obligations and will handle any payments on your behalf to the HMRC.

Why Choose Us?

We take the hassle out of the process for you and ensure it remains as stress-free as possible for you. By being allocated a single point of contact as early as possible, you’ll be able to discuss the requirements and finer details of your sale from the outset.
We are completely transparent with our pricing. From the outset, you will be provided with a full breakdown of the costs.
Our experienced residential property solicitors have a wealth of experience of helping clients sell their homes.

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Selling a House - Conveyancing Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of documents you’ll need if you’re planning to sell your house:

  • Proof of identity and address
  • Land Registry title documents (i.e. property deeds)
  • Leasehold documents (if applicable)
  • Planning permission and building regulation certificates (if applicable)
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Gas checks completed by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • Electrical checks
  • FENSA or CERTASS certificates for windows
  • New build warranties (if applicable)
  • Guarantees and other warranties for any repair work you may have carried out to the property
  • “Material facts”, such as if the property regularly floods, any issues with damp, etc.
  • Find out how much your home is worth (we recommend inviting three estate agents to come and value your property before deciding on a selling price, or who you want to list your home with).
  • Put your house on the market.
  • Prepare for viewings from potential buyers.
  • Accept an offer.
  • Find and instruct a solicitor/residential conveyancer once you’ve accepted an offer, who will then begin drafting the contracts.
  • Your buyer’s solicitor will begin property searches.
  • Once all the searches have been carried out and everyone is happy, you and your buyer will each sign your contracts and agree a moving date.
  • Exchange of contracts.

The length of time for the sale of a house to go through will vary depending on each specific situation, e.g. whether there are multiple properties in the chain, or complex legal issues involved, etc. However, the average time from accepting an offer to completion is around 8-12 weeks.

You should receive your money once the sale of your house has completed, i.e. once the legal ownership has transferred to the buyer. This is usually the same day (or within 24 hours) assuming all final legal checks have been made and the buyer used a bank transfer for the funds. If a cheque was used to purchase the property (which is not common practice these days), then the money from the sale of the property will only be transferred to you once those funds have been cleared.

As well as giving you an expert view on the value of your home (i.e. how much you can realistically look to sell it for), an estate agent will also market your property by taking professional photos, creating detailed floor plans and drafting the write-up of your home that will be used in their marketing collateral.  They will also coordinate and conduct viewings for potential buyers and manage negotiations if someone wishes to put in an offer for your home. Once you’ve accepted an offer they will also be on hand to ensure the sale of the property progresses smoothly.

How The Selling a House - Conveyancing Process Works

Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging Selling a House - Conveyancing solicitors works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind
  1. The first stage is to get in touch with us using the button below – you will then be assigned to one of our Selling a House - Conveyancing specialists. Alternatively, you can reach us on 0330 024 0333.

  2. You’ll then receive a free 15-minute consultation within 24 hours via Zoom or telephone to discuss the issues you’re facing.

  3. You are then provided with a transparent breakdown of our costs and, if you would like to proceed, we send you a pack of onboarding documents

  4. Following this, we will guide and support you through the process of achieving a resolution that works for you and your family.

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How do I prepare my house for sale?

  • Ensure the property is clean and tidy – First impressions count, so it is worth having a spring-clean to ensure your home is in the best condition for any marketing photos and viewings. Curb-appeal is so important for many buyers, so ensure the driveway is tidy and the windows and front door are clean.

  • Carry out any essential repairs – Obviously you don’t want to spend additional money just for the sake of it, but quick and cheap wins can make a huge difference. For example, check and replace any broken lightbulbs or switches, tighten any loose cupboard handles or drawers, or apply a fresh coat of paint to grubby walls.

  • Declutter - Prospective buyers will want to visualise where their own furniture and belongings will go, and they may find it harder to do this if rooms look cluttered or are full of furniture (this can also make rooms appear smaller too).

  • Keep decor neutral – Having bright and bold colours or patterns may be off-putting to some prospective buyers if it’s not to their own taste. By painting the walls a neutral colour you’ll be able to offer a blank canvas, giving potential buyers the opportunity to imagine how they could put their own stamp on things. 

  • Pets – While you obviously love your pets, not everyone does! A house that smells of pets can be a real turn-off, so it is worth washing any pet bedding or upholstery before you conduct any viewings. And consider keeping any pets out of the way during viewings too.

  • Garden upkeep - Your garden is an extension to your home, so it’s important that this is just as clean and tidy. Therefore, ensure the lawn is mowed and cut back any overgrown trees and bushes.

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Wherever you are on your journey, our Selling a House - Conveyancing specialists are here to answer any questions you might have

If you’d like to speak to a member of our team, please fill out the enquiry form. We will aim to reply to your query within 2 hours

Need to talk to someone sooner? You can call use at the number below

Call Us: 0330 024 0333

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