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Conveyancing Solicitors Cambridge

When buying or selling your house, the services of a reliable and experienced Conveyancing solicitors in Cambridge are a must have. There are a lot of legal requirements in the purchase or sale of a house, and we will help you with every one of them in a simple and structured manner.

Conveyancing process for buying a house

Step 1 – Initiate

When buying a house, you will first need to get in touch with us. We will ask you to fill out the initial paperwork, provide us with your form of identity and send us money for any searches that you would like done.

Step 2 – Receive draft contract

We will receive the draft contract from the seller’s solicitor. It will include other documents like the protocol forms, the electronic deeds and other duplicates of documents that are essentials to the transaction.

Step 3 – Searches and investigation of title

If there are any searches that you had requested, we will complete them in this step. We will also review the contract and verify the electronic deeds and other documents. If there are any questions, we will direct them to the seller’s conveyance solicitor in Cambridge. This step might take quite some time to complete.

Step 4 – Report

We will create a report based on the findings of the search and the response of the seller. The report will include your mortgage offer and the completion statement showing the total amount due from you.

Step 5 – Signing

If the paperwork seems in order, we can proceed to sign the contract and also settle on a completion date. You will then be required to transfer the deposit to us to prepare for the next step.

Step 6 – Exchange of contracts

To make the transaction legally binding, the contracts will be exchanged. We will forward the deposit to the seller’s solicitor and also request your lender to pay the mortgage advance.

Step 7 – Completion of Conveyancing process

On the completion day (moving day) we will send the full purchase price balance to the seller’s solicitor. The keys will be handed to the estate agent and later released to you once the seller’s solicitor confirms having received the funds.

Conveyancing process for selling a house

Step 1 – Initial instructions

After you have gotten in touch with us, we will discuss the details of the sale and take down notes to help us start the process. We will ask you to fill out the initial paperwork and the protocol forms to shed more light on the property you’re selling. You will also be required to provide us with your form of identity and funds for the office copy entries.

Step 2 – Contact with your mortgage lender

We will contact your mortgage lender to provide us with an account statement and the most current copies of the electronic deeds.

Step 3 – Obtain documents from the Land Registry

Copies of current electronic deeds (also known as official copies) will be obtained at the cost of £12.00 from the Land Registry.

Step 4 – Preparation of draft contract

We will prepare the draft contract for the sale of your house and send it to the buyer’s solicitor. We will attach the electronic deeds, the protocol forms, and duplicates of other important documents.

Step 5 – Enquiries raised by buyer’s solicitor

The buyer’s solicitor is going to review and verify all the documents sent. If there are any questions, they will direct them to us, and we will refer them to you for answers. It may take up to a week to complete this step.

Step 6 – Agree on a completion date

If the buyer is happy with the response to the enquiries, a signing of the contract will be set. During the signing, the parties will also set the completion date. The buyer will then be required to transfer the deposit to their solicitor.

Step 7 – Exchange of contracts

To make the transaction legal, the contracts will need to exchange hands. This also makes the completion date legally binding. The buyer’s solicitor will forward the deposit to us after this exercise, and we will then request a final redemption statement from your lender.

Step 8 – Conveyancing process for selling a house (finish)

On the ‘moving day’ we will after we receive the full balance of the purchase price, you will be requested to leave the keys with the estate agent after which they will be released to the new owner. We will use the funds to clear your current mortgage balance and any other related costs and send the balance to you.

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New builds

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