Appointing a Solicitor


When you reserve your new home you should appoint your own solicitor to deal with the legal of the legal side of things. This is known as conveyancing.

Conveyancing can be done by both property solicitors and conveyancers. They will sort out a range of items including dealing with the transfer of cash or mortgage for your new home and all necessary searches involved during the process.

Every house purchase and sale is different but in general a conveyancer will manage things like:

  • Land registry dealings
  • Searches including local authority searches and land registry searches
  • Stamp duty charges and payments
  • Collecting and transferring money during a house sale
  • Providing legal advice
  • Drawing up and assessing contracts

All of the above will help proceed to the exchange of contracts between the buyer and the seller. Once the sale is exchanged the sale is legally binding and neither side can change their mind.

The title deed and keys are released in exchange for full payment of the purchase price. Once received you can move into your new home.

Example of the Process

Exchange of contract usually takes up to six weeks.

Week 1  -Instruct your solicitor to undertake the legal work

Week 2 – Searches

Week 3– Searches

Week 4– Searches

Week 5- Sign Contract

Week 6– Exchange of Contract and 10% funds required

We will reserve your home for 6 weeks allowing your solicitor to exchange contracts. If you go over six weeks your home will no longer be reserved.

If you have any questions our sales team are available to help you through the process.