Do I need a conveyancer, what will they do?

When either buying or selling a property it is advised to instruct a conveyancer, so when selling to buy it is strongly advised.

Selling to buy is the two conveyancing processes of buying and selling done at the same time, therefore the role of the conveyancer will not differ but they will take on both roles at the same time.

In order to sell your property your conveyancer will be responsible for legally transferring the ownership of your home to it’s new owner. They will also have an involvement in the transfer of the deposit and the final balance and exchange of the contracts.

The above mentioned work will be done at the same time as the buying process, wherein your conveyancer will deal will the official documentation required and perform additional searches that you may not even be aware about, this will ensure the entire process of your purchase goes as smoothly as possible and there are no unexpected issues during or after.

What is the process?

As stated above selling to buy is both the selling and buying processes, processed at the same time:

he selling process is as follows:

When you have accepted an offer, a conveyancer will then need to be instructed to draw up the contract. When instructing them to write the contract you will need to provide them with the following information:

  • Any affecting information you may know, e.g local proposed developments
  • Boundaries information and details of any disputes and/or complaints you have had or made whilst at the property
  • Information about freehold or leasehold on the property
  • What is included in the sale, e.g fixtures and fittings.

Once the contract has been drawn up including all the above information that you have provided, the conveyancer can then, if required, help you negotiate regarding anything that needs fixing that may have been raised by a survey, or renegotiate on price.

The contracts will then be exchanged and you will receive the buyer’s deposit, this will now be a binding agreement.

Once the contract has been drawn up including all the above information that you have provided, the conveyancer can then, if required, help you negotiate regarding anything that needs fixing that may have been raised by a survey, or renegotiate on price.

The contracts will then be exchanged and you will receive the buyer’s deposit, this will now be a binding agreement.

Then the completion day arrives, you will hand over the keys to the property and receive the outstanding balance, the conveyancer will give all legal documentation to the new owner.

The buying process is as follows:

Your conveyancer will contact the seller’s solicitor to obtain the building’s titles and other official documentation.

Property searches will then be carried out at this point, these are local authority searches including, Land Registry, water authority, environmental search, flood risks, chancel repair and any other local-specific checks e.g mining searches.

Ensuring you have the fund available to pay the amount offered your conveyancer will begin to write up the relevant contracts, arrangements will then be made for you and the seller to sign them.

Your conveyancer will then exchange contracts and register property ownership with the Land Registry.

This is now the completion of the main steps, your conveyancer will now help with the overall completion ensuring everything is finalised including paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).

I want to sell my house and buy another property, where do I start?

Leaving things until the last minute can create severe delays and complications if some of the stages are missed.

Contact us today, our specialist conveyancers will make the sale of your old house and purchase of your new home stress free. We can get everything started today and our solicitors will ensure everything goes smoothly.

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