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Conveyancing Solicitors Carlton

No one understands conveyancing better than us. Whether you’re buying or selling a house, you will need the help of conveyancing solicitors in Carlton to make the most of the transaction. With our simple approach, you will be able to make a successful transaction without having to labour as much.

Conveyancing process for buying a house

Step 1 – Initial instructions from you (start)

Your journey to owning a new home starts with you getting in touch with us. You will then be required to fill out the initial paperwork and provide your form of identity. If you would like some searches done, we will ask you to send us the funds.

Step 2 – Receive draft contract

The seller’s solicitors will complete a draft contract and send it to us. Other documents will be attached to the contract. These include the official copies, property forms and duplicates of other papers relevant to the properties.

Step 3 – Searches and investigation of title

In this step, we will carry out the searches you requested. We will also peruse and verify the papers sent with the draft contract. If we have any questions, we will seek for answers through the seller’s solicitors.

Step 4 – Report

After we have all the answers and results to the search, we will put together a report for you. The report will include your mortgage offer and a completion statement since we also handle the financial aspect of the transaction.

Step 5 – Signing

If all the paperwork is in order and the answers to your questions are satisfactory, the next step would be to sign the contract. During this step, all the parties will also agree on the completion date. You will also be required to send us the deposit of the property to allows us to move to the next step.

Step 6 – Exchange of contracts

To make the completion date and the terms of the contract legally binding, the contracts have to change hands. That is what happens at this stage. After that is done, the deposit is transferred to the seller’s solicitors. Before completion, we also advise our clients to ensure that all fees awed to us re-cleared at least one working day before the completion day.

Step 7 – Completion of Conveyancing process

Once your lender has deposited the funds, our friendly conveyancing solicitors in Carlton will forward it to the seller’s solicitors and have the key handed over to the estate agent. Once the money is received by the seller’s solicitor, the key will be released to you.

Conveyancing process for selling a house

Step 1 – Initial instructions from you (start)

To sell your house, we will need to discuss the sale. We will take short notes on any essential information to get started on the process. We will ask you to fill out a detailed protocol form, initial paperwork and provide us with your form of identity. We will also ask for funds for office copies.

Step 2 – Contact with your mortgage lender

We will get in touch with your mortgage lender to provide us with the current title deed to the property and a statement to show how much of the mortgage is yet to be paid.

Step 3 – Obtain documents from the Land Registry

At a cost of about £12.00, we will get the most recent electronic deeds from the Lands Registry.

Step 4 – Preparation of draft contract

The next step by the conveyancing solicitors in Carlton is to prepare the draft contract. With the help of the documents and the information provided in the first step, we will prepare a draft contract and send it to the buyer’s solicitors. We will also allow them some time to go through all the paperwork.

Step 5 – Enquiries raised by buyer’s solicitor

During the time that the buyer’s solicitors go through the paperwork, they are free to ask questions on any queries or areas of uncertainties. They will forward the questions to us who will then forward them to you for answers.

Step 6 – Agree on a completion date

If the buyer is happy with the answers provided, the contract can then be signed and a completion date agreed upon by all the parties to the transaction. The buyer then transfers the agree to deposit amount to their solicitor.

Step 7 – Exchange of contracts

The exchanging of the contracts makes the completion date and the terms of the contract binding. After this, the deposit is forwarded to us from the buyer’s solicitors. We also as your lender to send us the final redemption statement.

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

On moving day, we will receive the full balance of the purchase price from the buyer’s conveyancing solicitors in Carlton. You will leave the keys with the estate agent and once we receive the money, they will be passed to the new owner. We will use the money to offset any outstanding fees and also clear the balance on your mortgage and send the balance to you.

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