Edward Hands and Lewis is now a nationally-acclaimed body. For over a hundred years Edward Hands and Lewis has been an established solicitors in the Leicestershire area, but now we have branched out across the UK.
For a simple and straightforward approach to buying or selling a house, Conveyancing solicitors in Buxton can be of help. Let us take the load of the transaction and let you enjoy the fruits of your hard work and investment in peace. In these simple steps, we will help you sell or buy a house.
Step 1 – Initial instructions from you (start)
For the process to start, you will need to get in touch with us. We will ask you to fill out the initial paperwork and provide us with some form of identity. We will ask you to send us funds if you would like any searches conducted.
Step 2 – Receive draft contract
The seller’s conveyancing solicitors in Buxton will send us the draft contract. In it will be the official deed copies, property forms and duplicates of other documents that are relevant to the process.
Step 3 – Searches and investigation of title
Once we receive the draft contract, our Conveyancing solicitors in Buxton will peruse through all the documents and verify them. We will also conduct the searches that you had asked for if any. If there are any questions, we will send them to the seller’s solicitors for answers.
Step 4 – Report
Once we have all the answers and we have the received the result of the searches, we will send you a report. The report will include your mortgage offer and completion statement which indicates the total amount that you will need to pay.
Step 5 – Signing
If you’re pleased with all the paperwork, we can organise for the contract to be signed. During the process, all the parties can also agree on a completion date. You will proceed to transfer the agreed deposit to allow us to plan the next step.
Step 6 – Exchange of contracts
This is the critical step that makes the completion date and the transaction legally binding. We will send the deposit the seller’s solicitors and request your lender for the mortgage advance to be paid. Before the transaction is completed, it is essential for you to have completed all funds owed to us at least one working day before hand.
Step 7 – Completion of Conveyancing process
The full purchase price is transferred to the seller’s solicitor and the keys left with the estate agent. Once the funds are received, the keys are released to you.
Step 1 – Initial instructions from you (start)
The process of selling your house is slightly different and more complex compared to buying. First, we will need to set up a meeting. We will discuss the details of the property and the transaction and take down any important notes. With these, we can get the process started. You will then be asked to fill out the initial paperwork and protocol forms as well as provide us with your form of identity. In case we need any office copies, we will ask you to send us funds for those.
Step 2 – Contact with your mortgage lender
We will need to know how much of the current mortgage is yet to be cleared and also apply for your current title deeds to the property. For this, we will get in touch with your mortgage lender.
Step 3 – Obtain documents from the Land Registry
From the Land Registry, will need to get up to date copies of the electronic deeds. These are also known as official copies and getting the copies will cost you about £12.00.
Step 4 – Preparation of draft contract
With all the information that we have collected and the documents, our friendly Conveyancing solicitors in Buxton will put together a contract draft and send this to the buyer’s solicitor. We will include the official copies of the property, the property forms and other relevant papers.
Step 5 – Enquiries raised by buyer’s solicitor
The buyer’s solicitor will need time to go through the paperwork provided. If they have any questions or need any clarifications, they will get in touch with and we will forward the queries to you for answers.
Step 6 – Agree on a completion date
The contract will be signed after the buyer and the buyer’s solicitors are happy with the responses offered. A completion date for the transaction will also be agreed on by all the parties. To arrange for the next step of the process, the buyer will transfer the agreed deposit of the property to their solicitor.
Step 7 – Exchange of contracts
The next step is exchanging the contracts. It helps to make the sale and the completion date become legally binding. This also means that the buyer’s solicitor forwards the deposit to us. At this point, we also ask for the final redemption statement from your lender.
Step 8 – Conveyancing process for selling a house (finish)
On the completion day, the full balance of the purchase price is deposited with the buyer’s solicitor and they forward this to us. We ask you to leave the keys with your estate agent. Once we receive the funds, the key will then be released to the buyer. From the funds, we will deduct any fees owed to us and also clear your outstanding mortgage. The remaining balance will be sent to you.
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