The conveyancing process for buying a property in the UK
To buy any property in the UK you will have to go through a number of steps first.
The process starts with you choosing the property you want to purchase and making an offer to the real estate agent. The real estate agent will inform the seller of the offer, and if they are happy to accept, you will start the process of finding a conveyancer and mortgage advisor that is right for you.
Instructing your conveyancing solicitor
After your offer is accepted by the seller, you will need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle the conveyancing process on your behalf.
If you are interested in our services, you simply get in touch with us through the contact form or by phone, and we will provide you with an instant no-obligation quote for our services and an outline of what we will be supporting you with.
If you are happy with our offer we will then ask you to provide us with details about yourself and the property you are purchasing to get started.
If you have any questions at this stage our conveyancers will happily go through them with you, and make sure you fully understand the buying and conveyancing process with AWH.
We understand conveyancing can be confusing, regardless of how many times you may have purchased property. We know that this is why for most people buying property can be very stressful, so we do what we can to avoid any unclarity and unnecessary stress from the start.
Getting a mortgage in place
Most buyers will depend on a mortgage to purchase property. A mortgage advisor can advise you on what type of mortgage is best for you, find you the best current offer and apply for your mortgage on your behalf. Some mortgage advisors offer their advice free of charge and some will charge you with a one-off fee.
Our conveyancing solicitors cannot offer advice on mortgages or help you select the offer that is right for you, however, once your mortgage offer is in place we can talk you through the conditions of your mortgage.
Searches and checks when buying a property
Once you have instructed us and your mortgage is in place we will progress with the purchase and contact the seller’s solicitor to go through the next stage of the buying process.
We will exchange the relevant information with the seller’s solicitor and check through all the contracts thoroughly whilst simultaneously carrying out the relevant searches for your property. These checks and searches need to be carried out to ensure that you won’t be facing any surprises about the property or location of its build in the future.
Searches will highlight matters such as flood risks, planning permissions granted in the near vicinity and other matters which could affect the value of your property.
This stage can take some time as multiple third parties are involved, but we will always make sure you are fully aware of what is happening and give you an estimation of how long things will take.
Exchanging and completing on your house purchase
The final steps of buying a property
Once we have gone through all the results from the searches and we have carried out all relevant checks with the seller’s solicitor we will firstly go through all our findings with you.
If you are happy to proceed with the purchase then it’s time to set a date for the exchange of contracts and pay your deposit. On the date of exchange we will exchange contracts with the seller’s solicitors on your behalf, legally binding you into purchasing the property.
After contracts have been exchanged, we transfer the deposit to the seller’s solicitor and get the title deeds transferred. Once the completion funds are received by the seller’s solicitor, the sale is completed and the seller drops off the keys to the estate agent.
Our conveyancing services for home buyers
Have you had an offer accepted on a house or flat, and are now looking at which conveyancer you’d like to instruct to act on your behalf?
Our conveyancing solicitors are experts in their field. With years of experience and a clear understanding of what our clients need, they will ensure that the process of buying your property will be handled efficiently, transparently and with care.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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