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Legal Fees and Disbursements

Our fees cover all of the work* required to complete the sale of your home.

Please use our Quote Calculator to obtain an estimation of our fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees Indemnity insurances. We handle the payment of such expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

How long will my house sale take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move out of your house will depend on a number of factors. The normal average process takes between 10-12 weeks.  However, as you’ll appreciate the Covid pandemic is having an impact on all businesses. 

The property moving sector is not immune from these impacts with a number of pinch points slowing the process affecting Conveyancers, Local Authority Searches, Valuers, Surveyors, Property Management Companies, Lenders and Removals Companies in different ways.  Sellers and other participants in the chain can also be affected by the pandemic during the process, including the withdrawal of previously agreed Mortgage Offers (affects buyers)  due to changed financial circumstances.

Consequently, the timescale is more likely to be between 15 to 18 weeks.  I will keep you updated as we progress, as to likely timescales.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are selling to a first time buyer, with a mortgage in principle, it could take more weeks depending on the lender.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice.
  • contact buyers  solicitors and estate agents
  • request and  review title information 
  • obtain the management pack ( can take 4 weeks) there will be a charge from them for providing this and we will advise you as soon as we know the amount
  • Prepare contract documents.
  • Obtain and review your initial paperwork returned to us
  • Forward all fixtures and fittings and property information to the buyers solicitors
  • Review enquiries  regarding your property that the buyer’s solicitor  will raise with us
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received.
  • Collate the required answers with you to provide to the buyers sols
  • Go through conditions of mortgage redemption with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature.
  • Agree completion date (date from which you  will not own the property).
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened.
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from buyers and you if needed
  • Redeem mortgage
  • Pay off estate agents
  • Deal with any requests for apportioned ground rent and charges
  • Complete sale
  • Refund any monies to you either by cheque or bank transfer or bacs
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