Moving home is exciting, but it can be stressful. That's why we work hard to ensure that the legal side of your home move is smooth and stress-free.
Our services cover various conveyancing areas
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Having a trusted law firm with experienced conveyancing solicitors on your side is invaluable when you’re buying or selling a home. To speak with a conveyancing solicitor, call us on Freephone 02085975717 or get a no obligation quote in just a few minutes by clicking the button below.
What does conveyancing involve?
Buying or selling a home can be a daunting process, no matter what type of transaction’s involved. There’s a lot of legal work to be done that absolutely must be completed by a professional. Failing to carry out the proper steps in time could be a costly mistake and potentially even lead to the transaction or chain falling through.
Our conveyancing solicitors here at Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help with:
Drafting contracts. At the heart of any property transaction is the contract, which lays out the terms and conditions of the sale which will be agreed upon by both buyer and seller. An experienced conveyancing solicitor is needed to draft such a contract, as well as checking it thoroughly on the buyer’s side. There may also need to be negotiation and compromise on the terms of the contract before an exchange of contracts can take place.
Conducting searches and checks. If you’re purchasing a property, you’ll need a trained legal professional to conduct certain searches and checks on your behalf. These include Local Authority searches which investigate the property’s boundaries, rights of way, planning constraints or permissions and any disputes. Other searches include environmental, water, drainage and land charges, as well as any other checks you may wish to have carried out.
Property surveys. A conveyancer can advise on valuation surveys, homebuyers reports and full structural surveys that may need to be carried out on a property you plan to purchase.
Exchanging contracts. When everyone’s happy with the terms of the contract, conveyancing solicitors on both sides will set a date to exchange contracts. On this date, both parties are committed to the transaction.
Handling completion day. This is one of the most important dates of any property transaction, when the property purchase is completed. Between the date of exchanging contracts and completing, a solicitor can help with any last financial checks and set the date for completion. On this crucial day, the services of a solicitor are essential as everything needs to happen at exactly the right time. Your conveyancer can handle the transfer of funds to pay the balance of the purchase price and, once the keys have been handed over, register the purchase with the Land Registry on your behalf. They can also arrange for stamp duty (if applicable) to be paid.