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Conveyancing Solicitors Surrey

Conveyancing in Surrey is a process that requires proper understanding of the legal requirements and the procedures that need to be followed. If you’re looking to sell or even buy your own home, you need to get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in Surrey to help with the process.

Conveyancing process for buying a house

Step 1 – Initial instructions from you (start)

To begin the conveyancing process for buying a house, you will need to get in touch with us and we will arrange a meeting. We will ask that you provide us with forms of identity and also fill out the initial paperwork. We will also ask that you make the funds available for any searches that you would like completed.

Step 2 – Receive draft contract

We will receive the draft contract duly completed by the seller’s solicitor. We will receive duplicates of other important documentation such as the electronic deeds and property forms among others.

Step 3 – Searches and investigation of title

We will review all of the documents that have been sent to us. In this step, we will also conduct any searches that you had requested for. If we have any questions, we will refer them to the seller’s solicitors for a response.

Step 4 – Report

We will proceed to create a report with the information that we have received from the search and the enquiries that we have raised. We will send this report to you along with the completion statement and your mortgage offer.

Step 5 – Signing

If all the paperwork is in order, signing can be arranged. During the signing, the parties are required to settle on the completion date after which you’re expected to send the deposit of the purchase to us.

The signing of the paperwork does not tie you down to us. It is merely a time-saving move so we can proceed once all the parties are in agreement; nothing has been legally bound at this stage.

Step 6 – Exchange of contracts

In order for the transaction to be legally binding, the contract exchange is done. The deposit is then forwarded to the seller’s solicitor and we request for your mortgage advance to be paid from your lender.

Step 7 – Completion of Conveyancing process

On the completion day, we will send the full purchase price of the house to the seller’s solicitors. Once they have confirmed receiving the money, the key to the house will be released to you by the estate manager.

Conveyancing process for selling a house

Step 1 – Initial instructions from you

The process of selling a house is slightly different and requires more information. We will need to take down some information to facilitate the process. For this, we will need to sit down and discuss the details. We will also ask that you complete the protocol forms along with the initial paperwork and provide us with forms of identification. If we will need any office copy entries we will also ask that you make the funds available.

Step 2 – Contact with your mortgage lender

We will need to contact your mortgage lender to provide us with up to date statement of your current mortgage and also the current title deeds to the property.

Step 3 – Obtain documents from the Land Registry

We will also get in touch with the Land Registry to get copies of the most recent Electronic deeds.

Step 4 – Preparation of draft contract

We will prepare a draft contract for the sale of the house using the information and documents that we have collected. We will then send this to the buyer’s conveyancing solicitor along with duplicates of documentation such as the title deeds and the property forms.

Step 5 – Enquiries raised by buyer’s solicitor

The buyer’s solicitor will go through and carefully review the documentation that we have sent. This is a process that might take up to one week. If there are any questions that they need to ask they will direct them to us and we will forward them to you for a response.

Step 6 – Agree on a completion date

In the course of this step, the participants will agree on a completion date and also the buyer will be required to forward the deposit for the house to their solicitor after the signing of the documents.

Step 7 – Exchange of contracts

The exchange of contracts is vital because it makes the transaction legally binding. After the process, we will receive the deposit and also request for a final redemption statement for your lender.

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

The buyer’s conveyancing solicitor in Surrey will send the full balance of the sale. Once we receive the same, we will ask that you leave the key to the property with the estate agent. We will then proceed to use the money to settle your current mortgage and any other costs that are related to the transaction. The balance will then be sent to you.

Cheap conveyancing across Surrey

Even though a conveyancing solicitor in Surrey might appear like an added expense, we are an invaluable resource that proves vital in conveyancing in Surrey. We offer our services at competitive rates to ensure that most if not all clients are able to enjoy our service.

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We have dedicated team members who cover Loughborough, Stockport, Syston, Lutterworth, Hinckley, Carlton, Hucknall,  Market Harborough, Beeston, Bulwell, Buxton, Leicester, Derby, Oadby

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New builds

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