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Conveyancing – Buying A House

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Buying a House

So, you’ve made an offer on the ideal house for you. We know that homebuyers can often feel disorientated and out of control; since buying a home is one of the most stressful things to do, we aim to make it as straightforward as possible, by explaining each and every step. At Poole Alcock, we pride ourselves on being completely transparent when it comes to fees and disbursements. Click here for a no obligation quote. 

Conveyancing Solicitors

How does Conveyancing work?

Conveyancing is the legal process of buying a property, and the conveyancing process involves transferring property ownership from one person(s) to another person(s). There is a lot of work that goes into conveyancing which is why it can take weeks, and sometimes months to transfer ownership and complete process. Using a licensed conveyancer such as Poole Alcock ensures that the property transaction is completed correctly and on time, given our long-established expertise both in the conveyancing and advising our clients through the conveyancing journey. People often ask about conveyancing costs or conveyancing fees, please make use of our Conveyancing Calculator for an immediate quote.

What does a Conveyancing Solicitor do?

Conveyancing involves a various steps which finish with the transferring ownership of the property. After checking IDs and checking the house title as due diligence, the conveyancing solicitors will complete any necessary searches as required by the mortgage provider to flag any issues. If there are any potential issues raised, the conveyancers work with the other’s parties conveyancers to sort these as soon as possible; the conveyancing solicitors from either party also work together to arrange the date for contract exchange and completion. The mortgage offer is also checked. This is followed with a financial statement which lays out any legal fees, land registry fees, stamp duty land tax etc. Finally, they register the change of ownership with the land registry, and the title deeds are changed.

Buying a New Build Home

Buying a new build home is exciting, but the legal work involved can sometimes be daunting. That is why it is so important to have experienced legal experts who understand the new build process to ensure every stage is completed efficiently and swiftly. The Poole Alcock conveyancing service is designed to make buying a new build house as stress-free as possible. Our property lawyers work with your developer’s sales office and your mortgage lender on your behalf, from offer through to completion. The high standard of our conveyancing work has earned us the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme mark.


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Buying property to let can be an attractive investment, but it is important to note that it is a commercial transaction and comes with important obligations – including having legal tenancy agreements in place. Poole Alcock’s property lawyers have an extensive understanding of the buy-to-let market. We offer a competitively priced service that will help maximise the yield on your property and ensure that you have a clear understanding of your financial commitments. As a landlord, you will also benefit from the support of our commercial property team with regard to drafting leases and our dispute resolution team should any problems with tenants arise.

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Buying Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Here's what the process involves...

1. Receiving your Instruction

This will include your completed instruction forms, your Identity Documents and also your Source of Funds.

2. Receive the Contract Pack from the Seller's Solicitor

The Contract Pack will contain the Title Documents to the property, the Protocol Forms which the seller has completed and any documentation that the seller has provided. Your solicitor will then review the information and ask any necessary questions on your behalf.

3. Submitting Searches

Searches usually include a Local Search, Environmental Search and Drainage Search

4. Report on Title

On receipt of satisfactory replies to enquiries and the results of your searches, your solicitor will then produce a Title Report for you which will contain all of the documents that you will need to sign.

5. Exchanging Contracts

A phone call between the solicitors to run through the contract, make the contract legally binding and set the date for completion, which is the day that money transfers and that you get your keys!

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