Residential Conveyancing

Anybody who’s ever bought or sold property can confirm just how complex the conveyancing process can be – which is one reason that moving house is considered to be one of the most stressful life experiences. At Robertsons Solicitors, we recognise how difficult it can be and offer a simple, clear process to help you buy and sell property without the headache. Our professional conveyancing team is accredited by The Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

Conveyancing without the headache

A good conveyancing solicitor will oversee the various stages of property sale and purchase to give you absolute confidence that the transfer is going ahead with speed and efficiency – in addition, working with a professional conveyancing team is a way to reduce the risk of breaks in your housing chain, which can be stressful for everybody concerned. Our commitment to clear, rapid communication gives you a safeguard against unexpected problems.

A conveyancing commitment from our property solicitors, Cardiff

Every property purchase or sale is different, and we recognise that. At our Cardiff conveyancing solicitors, our service is tailored to your needs and you will have a designated contact with one person who will be responsible for keeping you up to date on the progress of your house purchase, house sale or remortgage.

We also know that nobody needs unexpected expenses when buying or selling property, which is why we make clear the fees we’ll be charging, including all disbursements, so that you know exactly what you’re spending. We don’t hide fees, we tell you these from the outset.  We don’t add extra costs for this, that or the other.  Unless something clearly unexpected happens, the price you are quoted is the price that you pay.

If your property is valued at over £500,000 or requires more specialist experience, such as for new builds or agricultural land, please vist our Specialist Property page.

Our conveyancing team are accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality scheme. In total, the team has over 100 years experience and comprises a Director, Consultant, Solicitors, Licenced Conveyancer, Conveyancing Executives and Legal Assistants, with every case being led by a qualified practitioner.

We pride ourselves on our excellent service and deal with every conveyancing client as a person and not a number.  We know that you want to be updated throughout the process and we ensure that we provide the best possible service.

Our Director and Consultant have over 70 years experience in Residential Conveyancing and they are joined by our Senior Associate Solicitor with over 20 years of experience.  The other members of the team comprise a Licenced Conveyancer, three Conveyancing Executives and Legal Assistants who all together have worked on thousands of property transactions.

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances.

If you are selling a property, you will need to be aware of what the purchasers need to consider as this will impact on the length of time it takes to sell your property.

Below we have set out a general overview of the usual stages in the purchasing process.

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer (if mortgage being obtained)
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer
  • Advise you on joint ownership (if appropriate)
  • Obtain pre-completion searches
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

How long will the house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your property will depend on a number of factors.  The average process takes between 8-12 weeks.  It can be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain.  For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 16 weeks.  However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3-6 months.

Please visit our Conveyancing Calculator page to get a quote for your sale, purchase or remortgage.

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