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Conveyancing – Buying A House

Are you buying a new home? Don’t get overcharged when it comes to conveyancing. Get a fast online quote from Poole Alcock and compare our fees. Or if you would like to speak to a Property Law Solicitor, contact us today.

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Buying a House

So, you’ve found it – the one. You’ve taken the plunge and you’ve made an offer on that ideal house for you. Knowing the process of Conveyancing can really help in understanding exactly what is happening and at what stage you are at. People can often feel disorientated and out of control and as buying a home is one of the top 5 most stressful things to do – we aim to make it as straight forward as possible, by explaining each and every step.

We pride ourselves on being completely transparent when it comes to fees and disbursements. You will be provided with a Quote at the beginning of the transaction and it will always be discussed with you if any additional fees or disbursements are added or deducted during the process.

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Buying Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

  • Receiving your Instruction

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

  • Receive the Contract Pack from the Sellers Solicitor

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

  • Submitting Searches

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

  • 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.

  • 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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Stamp Duty Calculator

If you are purchasing a Buy to Let or if this is a Second Property, then the link Stamp Duty Calculator will help in calculating the Stamp Duty payable. Please also visit our Buy to Let page, which will explain more.

If you are expecting to pay Stamp Duty on your property, then clicking on the button below will take you to the Inland Revenue’s Stamp Duty Calculator.

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You will immediately receive an onscreen quote, which we can also be emailed to you.

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If you choose to instruct us we can get to work on your case straight away.


We just wanted to thank you very much for your valuable time on Tuesday afternoon.  We appreciated not only your wise counsel, but also your kind manner and generosity.

You are a lovely person and we feel very grateful that it was you with whom we were put in touch.  We both felt so much better for speaking with you and having the benefit of your expertise – thank you.

We shall definitely be coming to your Nantwich practice to sort out our wills – and you will most certainly be our choice of solicitor when we next have a conveyancing requirement.

Diana Carter

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Gill could not have done any more to make the purchase stress free and always replied to questions very promptly.

P & M C

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Chloe and the team were very thorough. I have great confidence in Poole Alcock Solicitors.

Mr R Bourne

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Please extend our thanks to Tania, Leanne and Amelia for all their help during our house purchase. We are grateful for their care, attention and prompt service.

Conveyancing Client

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Super fast and helpful! Gill was great and got us in the property before X-Mas which was amazing, how she managed to do this in 3-4 weeks is beyond me…. absolutely outstanding! highly recommended!!

Mrs A F

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Just wanted to thank you for your work on getting my purchase completed. The final day was a little stressful but thanks to your intervention, it all worked out.


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Contact Our Conveyancing/Property Law Team

If you have a question about conveyancing or would like to speak to a property law solicitor, please complete the short form below or call us for free on 01270 625478.

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