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At Roythornes, we understand that a new home is a new chapter in your life. With this in mind, we strive towards making the conveyancing process as easy as possible for you. If you are buying or selling a property, our specialist solicitors are able to guide you efficiently with your best interests at heart.
Buying or selling a property can be a stressful time and not understanding the full process can lead to confusion and frustration. At Roythornes, we take in to account every client’s individual needs and offer a personalised service. Whether you are a first time buyer or are adding to an impressive property portfolio, we can help.
For most people, purchasing a property is the single largest investment they will ever make, so having a dedicated solicitor on hand to help everything run smoothly is essential. We put clients first, will listen to your needs and aspire to meet them at the highest level of quality.
Why choose Roythornes' conveyancing solicitors?
We have a team of qualified conveyancing solicitors who are experts when it comes to buying and selling a property. We are knowledgeable in all the aspects of conveyancing and prepare you for every situation that may arise. Our tailored advice means we listen to what you want and reflect your needs accordingly throughout the entire process. Our establishment is built upon a reputation of putting the client’s needs first. We have many families of clients who have continued to return to us through the generations.
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If you are purchasing a property for the first time you may be unfamiliar with what conveyancing actually is and what it entails. Conveyancing is the process involved when you are buying or selling a property. Below are the three main legal stages.
The pre-contract stage is the premature part of the three stages. It’s the legwork involved before exchanging contracts. You will receive several documents from the seller that involve: a drafted version of your contract, results of pre-contract property searches and legal ownership evidence. Our conveyancing solicitors then assess these documents carefully and look into property searches conducted and broach queries if needed.
The final step of this stage is for you to finalise a mortgage offer and for us to agree with the property search (demonstrated below). The seller will then be sent this drafted contract and we are then able to proceed with the contract exchange.
A drafted version of the purchase deed is sent to the solicitor of the seller and once authorised, the buyer and seller will sign the purchase deed. Whilst the solicitors for the seller come to an agreement for the amount needed to release their mortgage, our trustworthy conveyancing solicitors will then contact the mortgage lenders for your mortgage loan. The final process of this stage is when the deeds are delivered to us and your money is sent to the seller’s solicitor.
The post-completion stage
The post-completion is the final stage; our conveyancing solicitors await the receipt from the seller’s solicitor regarding the mortgage release. Once received, we will then pay the land tax of the property and stamp duty after receiving the money from you. We will then assist you through the Land Registry process so the property can be legally registered to you.
Property searches are an important part of conveyancing and allow us to discover crucial information regarding the property. We have broken down the searches for you below:
This important search allows us to contact the council and find out if any surprise developments such as a train station or supermarket will be built in the foreseeable future.
This search allows a soil and stability analysis to be carried out to check that there is no contamination where your house is built.
We carry out this search so we are able to check that water is running smoothly and sewer connections are in working order.
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