Conveyancing for Sellers

By Lorraine Imhoff

Written by Lorraine Imhoff

Our fast, communicative solicitors ensure your sale will complete sooner.

Your solicitor will carry out the legal work to sell your property, acting on your behalf to protect your interests.

They will draw up a sale contract and provide information about who owns the property and has the legal right to sell it. Your solicitor will also respond to any other questions raised by the buyer's solicitor.

There may be a chain of buyers and sellers, where each purchase is linked to a sale. These chains may be comprised of any number of buyers and sellers, and can lead to delays.

Instructing a proactive solicitor, willing to chase all the parties involved to drive the transaction forward, is the key to a fast sale.

Conveyancing sale process

The following are the keys stages of the sales conveyancing process, once an offer has been accepted:

  1. Property Information Forms (Protocol) forms are sent to the client for completion.
    These are forms completed by the seller, explaining the condition & other information about the property including what items will be left in the property when sold.
  2. The solicitor drafts an initial sale contract
    This is the initial paperwork and contracts issued to the purchaser’s solicitor to enable them to raise enquiries (questions) about the property being sold.
  3. Solicitor replies to enquiries raised by the buyers solicitor
    This is where the purchaser will ask questions about the property, such as; who is the managing agent? How long is the lease? Are you leaving the curtains (Fixtures & Fittings)? Is there any buildings insurance?
  4. Terms are agreed and a date is set for completion
  5. Contracts are exchanged
    The seller and purchaser become contractually bound by the terms of the contract.  This means that they must either complete on the sale or forfeit their deposit (typically 5-10% of the sale price).
  6. Completion
    The day when the purchaser takes ownership of the property


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