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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.


The service given was excellent. Every phone call answered swiftly and with clarity. No problems whatsoever. Many thanks to James and his team!

Mrs L M


Excellent service, difficult to suggest anyway of improving it!



James Williams and his team have always been super helpful and efficient. This is the reason we have been back to him twice and will do so again in future.

J T and G G – Conveyancing Clients


Kate and Lindsay have been fantastic. They’ve known the tight time frame which was about 4 or 5 weeks and this didn’t deter them. They have been tenacious and super efficient and its been a really positive experience so far that has been more

Mark Vale


I was really happy with the excellent service Poole Alcock provided. Moving house can be stressful but Poole Alcock were really efficient and always put my mind at ease and communication was first class. Thank you!

Mrs H Bramall

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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 0800 389 7093.


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