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Conveyancing Solicitors Windsor

When buying or selling a house there are many confusing obstacles to cross in the process. If you find this to be quite the difficulty, our conveyancing solicitors in Windsor will be more than happy to help in simple steps.

Conveyancing process for buying a house

Step 1 – Initial instructions from you (start)

The process begins when you get in touch with us with your intentions. We then ask you to fill out the initial paperwork and provide us with forms of identity. We will also require you to make the funds available for any running searches that will take place.

Step 2 – Receive draft contract

We will then receive a draft contract from the solicitors of the sellers which will be accompanied by other documentation like the title deeds and the property forms among other duplicates.

Step 3 – Searches and investigation of title

We will need to review and verify the documents that have been sent to us. We will also go through the contract carefully and if there are any questions or concerns, we will get in touch with the seller’s conveyancing solicitor in Windsor for a response. In this step, we also do the searches necessary.

Step 4 – Report

From the response that we will get from the seller’s and the team, the results of the searches and our review of the attached documents, we will be able to give you a report. The report will be accompanied by your mortgage offer and the completion statement.

Step 5 – Signing

If you’re satisfied with the response and the documents, the next step is the signing after which you will be required to send us the deposit for the property. All the parties will also be required to settle on a completion date during the signing.

The signing does not in any way tie you down to working with us. It is a time-saving measure that allows us to expedite the process once all the parties are in agreement; it is not legally bound at this stage.

Step 6 – Exchange of contracts

After the signing, the contracts will then exchange hands and at that point, all the terms become legally binding. We will then transfer the deposit to the seller’s solicitors and request that your mortgage advance be paid by your lender. We will also request that you ensure any monies owed to us are cleared in good time before the completion date.

Step 7 – Completion of Conveyancing process

On the moving day, the balance of the purchase price is sent to the seller’s solicitors and the keys are left with the estate agent. Once the money is received, the keys will be released to you.

Conveyancing process for selling a house

Step 1 – Initial instructions

When selling your home, you will need to get in touch with us. We will start by having a chat with you on the details of the home and the transaction. If necessary we may take down some notes to help start the process. We will also then ask you to complete the initial paperwork along with the protocol forms. If we need office copy entries we will let you know so you can make funds available and lastly we will need you to provide us with forms of identification.

Step 2 – Contact with your mortgage lender

We will then contact you mortgage lender to provide us with the title deeds for 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

We will then obtain the official copies from the Land Registry.

Step 4 – Preparation of draft contract

The next step is creating the draft contract and sending it to the buyer’s conveyancing solicitors in Windsor. We will then give them time to go through the documents we have sent.

Step 5 – Enquiries raised by buyer’s solicitor

In the course of going through the documents and the contract, if the buyer’s solicitor has any concerns or enquiries, they will direct them to us and we will forward them to you for answers.

Step 6 – Agree on a completion date

Once everything has been settled and all the answers provided and the buyer is contented, then the parties will organise and sign the contract. During the signing, the parties will also be expected to agree on a completion date. The buyer will then be expected to forward the deposit to his solicitor in preparation for the next step.

Step 7 – Exchange of contracts

Exchanging the contracts will take place soon after the signing which helps to make the terms of the contracts legally binding. After this, the deposit will be forwarded to us and we will request for a final redemption statement from your mortgage lender.

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

On the completion day, the full purchase price of the house will be sent by the buyer’s solicitor. Once we have received, we will ask that you leave the key with the estate agent. We will use the funds to offset your current mortgage and other costs that are related to the sale and send the remainder to your account.

Cheap conveyancing across Windsor

Conveyancing solicitors are a critical part of the conveyancing in Windsor cog. With our affordable services, our clients will have an easier time buying or selling property in Windsor.

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