Our specialist Residential Property conveyancing department can help you with: –
- Buying a home or other residential property – freehold or leasehold
- Selling a home or other residential property – freehold or leasehold
Our personal and bespoke service is characterised by approachability, efficiency, expertise and experience. From your initial contact with one of our conveyancing lawyers to the day you complete on your transaction, we will be available to guide and advise you.
We pride ourselves on developing a close working relationship with you. This means you can either talk directly to the person who is overseeing your transaction or an experienced dedicated member of our conveyancing team.
Once you have accepted our quote and confirmed that you would like us to act on your behalf a welcome pack is issued which contains the following:
- Client care letter
- Stamp duty questionnaire this will help us to identify whether you are liable to pay any SDLT, or pay higher rate SDLT or whether they qualify for the first time buyer relief.
- Source of funds questionnaire/ declaration this will help us to confirm where you have obtained your funds from. We carry out the necessary source of funds checks in order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations.
- At this stage we request certified copies of your ID so that we can comply with Money Laundering Regulations.
- Electronic AML ID checks will be carried out against each client once the paperwork has been returned.
- We ask you to pay an initial £350.00 on account for searches.
- In order to comply with GDPR we ask that you provide us consent to liaise with the Developer in order to discuss the progress of your plot.
- The Developer / Developer’s solicitor will normally issue us with a copy of the reservation form. Upon receipt we will check the exchange deadline, anticipated legal completion date ALCD, incentives and submit searches.
- If the matter is proceeding under the Help to Buy scheme, or Forces Help to Buy there will be additional paperwork required in order to proceed.
- If you are using a Help to Buy ISA then the Developer may agree a reduced deposit on exchange of contracts as the ISA Bonus is not available until completion. You will be required to complete a first-time buyer declaration.
If you have an existing residential property to sell then our specialist Conveyancing Team have a wealth of experience and are practised at working to tight deadlines while at the same time ensuring that the conveyancing for the sale of any existing property also progresses efficiently.
If you are part-exchanging your existing home with the builder this can often be as complex as any home-buying process. The builder’s solicitors must ensure that all legal aspects of the property are in order, because the builder will then be re-selling a residential property of which they have no personal knowledge. We are experienced in the unique requirements that part-exchange transactions bring, and we therefore offer a comprehensive advice package.