The fast, communicative conveyancing solicitors who are part of Homeward Legal’s nationwide panel will ensure your sale is completed as soon as possible.
Your property lawyer will carry out the legal work to sell your home, 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.
Why you need a proactive property lawyer
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 having a number of people involved can often 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:
- Property Information Forms (Protocol) forms are sent to the client for completion.
These are forms completed by the seller, explaining the condition and other information about the property including what items are to be included in the sale.
- 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.
- Solicitor replies to enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor
This is where the purchaser will ask questions about the property. For instance, if the property is leasehold, the seller’s solicitor will ask who the managing agent is. How long is the lease? Are you leaving the curtains (Fixtures & Fittings)? Is there any buildings insurance?
- Terms are agreed and a date is set for completion
- Contracts are exchanged
The seller and purchaser become contractually bound by the terms of the contract. This means they must either complete on the sale or forfeit their deposit (typically 5-10 percent of the sale price).
The day when the purchaser takes ownership of the property
Homeward Legal can help with your property sale
You can get an instant online quote for your conveyancing or call us on 0800 038 6699 to get your sale underway today. We are open seven days (including bank holidays) and our team are always ready to deal with any queries or answer any questions you might have about how your sale is progressing.