Our motto has and always will be… be proactive and not reactive. That said the conveyancing process is not built for a modern day society or client and can take some time. Whilst we do our best to avoid any unnecessary delays there is a limit to how much control we have over the speed of your transaction.
If there is no chain involved, the time from initial instruction to completion is approximately 6-8 weeks however for most transactions you can expect this to take between 10-14 weeks depending on the speed of the chain and complexity of your transaction. It is important to note that whilst your property transaction may seem simple enough this may be very different once we start the conveyancing process.
It is important that when you carry out a remortgage of an existing home that you also instruct a conveyancer to assist you with the process.
If you wish to transfer your share in a property to someone else you will need a conveyancer to carry out what is know as a Transfer of Equity.
The house moving process can be mind boggling at the best of times, so to help we’ve listed some of the questions we are regularly asked by our clients with some helpful responses.
Our fees are not published on our website as our preference is to speak to you first. This allows us to provide you with a comprehensive estimate tailored to your transaction.
Our business is based upon fair and transparent fixed fee pricing. Our aim is to provide you with an estimate of costs at the start of the transaction which will not increase. On occasion, we may, however, need to charge for additional work carried out in line with our terms of business. We will however always inform you if additional fees are to be incurred with an explanation as to why this is.
As well as our fees there will be additional costs to pay known as disbursements. Our estimate will detail these in full but some examples of these are searches, stamp duty and Land Registry fees on a purchase, and title documents on a sale.
It’s a simple concept that we’re very pleased to be able to offer to our clients. If your transaction does not proceed to exchange of contracts then we will not charge you any legal fees (subject to our terms of business) for the work carried out.
We are a modern thinking law firm who put the needs of our clients first. Our aim is to be approachable at all times and to speak to our clients in a language they understand. We will take a proactive approach by working with you and other parties in the transaction to minimise delays and with our online case tracking you are kept up to date 24/7.
Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what we do and why you need us. Lawyers have a reputation for being unapproachable and can be perceived as putting hurdles in the way, which is often not the case. Our role is to guide you through your transaction whilst protecting your legal interests. We work with our clients and not against them and are always happy to explain any part of the process or terminology to you.
The short answer is no, but we’d be delighted to see you if you wish to make an appointment. Modern conveyancing can be carried out remotely by email, phone and post therefore we can fit around your busy life without the need for you to come and see us. We will communicate with you by phone and email for day to day contact and will send important documents for signing by post. This allows us to act for all clients in England and Wales regardless of location.
Our speciality is residential conveyancing, its what we do and its what we do best. We are happy to accept instructions to act for your on any sale or purchase, re-mortgage or Transfer of Equity. We also have a specialist new build team with many years of experience acting on plot purchases, the Help to Buy scheme, part exchange and developer leasebacks. We do not offer any other services however we do have a network of contacts and would be happy to pass on a recommendation to you if required.
Once you have instructed us we will send you an email with all the information you need to be able to access your case.
We are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday to Friday. It is possible to see clients outside these hours however a fee may be charged.