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A swift, efficient and carefully-planned conveyancing process

Buying or selling property is an exciting, but often stressful time. Our team of experienced conveyancing solicitors, based in offices throughout Cheshire will help you through this. We will explain each step of the way to you so that you can be confident that your move is being handled efficiently and carefully.

We are as committed to getting you moved as you are, so our service is centred around being as proactive as possible to drive your move forward to a speedy, hassle-free completion.

The high standard of our conveyancing work has been recognised with the award of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme mark.

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process of transferring interests in property from one person to another – this includes sales, purchases, transfers of equity, and remortgages.

When you instruct us you will have your own dedicated and qualified property solicitor to manage your transaction from offer through to completion. Our lawyers are supported by experienced teams, who work together to ensure you receive a quality service.

What happens when a house is sold or bought?

Once you have agreed on a price with your seller or buyer, the estate agent will ask you to confirm which conveyancing solicitor will be acting for you. If you instruct one of Poole Alcock’s experienced conveyancing solicitors in Chester, we will immediately start gathering all the information we need to complete your move. The more information we can gather at the beginning, the smoother and quicker your move will be.

The solicitor acting for the seller prepares a ‘contract pack’ which will include the contract for sale and all the documents which should prove that the seller owns the property, and reveal any issues which affect the property (such as rights of way, restrictions on use etc). The buyer’s solicitor will review all these documents to make sure that the property is as the buyer is expecting it to be. They will also carry out ‘searches’ with agencies such as the local authority, the water authority, environmental companies and the mining authority. If there is anything revealed by these property searches which could affect the value of the property, or the buyer’s use of it, the buyer’s solicitor will notify the buyer and suggest any possible solutions. Your conveyancing solicitor will also ask the seller’s solicitor questions to clarify any potential issues and to make sure that completion is able to go through smoothly. The buyer will then receive a report from their solicitor, called a ‘Report on Title’, which will explain everything that they need to know about the property.

In the meantime, the buyer will be making sure that funds are in place and, if necessary, obtaining a mortgage offer. If there is a mortgage, the buyer’s solicitor will also need to deal with any conditions set by the lender, and confirm to the lender that the property is legally sound.

Once all funds are in place, any issues dealt with, and the buyer has confirmed to their solicitor that they are happy with everything in the Report on Title, both solicitors will exchange contracts. This is the point at which the sale and purchase are legally binding and when the completion date is set. The completion date is the date when the buyer can collect the keys and move into the property.

After completion, the seller’s solicitor will pay off any mortgage and ensure that the proceeds of the sale are forwarded to the seller. The buyer’s solicitor will register the purchase at the Land Registry.

Can I have a fixed conveyancing fee quotation?

Call us on 0800 389 7093, or click ‘Conveyancing Quote’, and we will be able to give you a fixed price quotation for your move. Also ask us about our Premium Package – a premier service tailored to your needs which includes a ‘No Move No Fee’ guarantee for your peace of mind, and a FastStart upgrade so that we can get your move started straight away – before the Estate Agent has even had time to print out their Memorandum of Sale!

Further information, is also available from www.gov.uk/buy-sell-your-home.

 

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Buying or selling a property is one of the biggest financial commitments you are likely to make. Delays in the conveyancing process can also make it one of the most stressful, but Poole Alcock property lawyers in Cheshire will make the conveyancing process happen for you, swiftly, efficiently and proactively. That means providing a quality service, resolving issues as quickly as possible and saving time whenever possible.

You will have your own dedicated and qualified property solicitor to manage your transaction from offer through to completion.

The high standard of our conveyancing work has been recognised with the award of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme mark.

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