Selling Your Home?

See below for our comprehensive guide on the processes involved. For more information or to obtain a quotation for your sale, please contact us today.

Generally the first step is to get your property on the market with your chosen representative – be it your local Estate Agent or an online Estate Agent. Once your property is on the market, people can view and make viewings to see the property. 

We would recommend that you enlist a solicitor once your property is on the market, before you have a buyer. The reason for this is that there are a number of forms you will need to complete and to provide your ID documents – doing this in advance will ensure that the moment you have a buyer for your property, your solicitor will be able to issue the pack of contract documentation straight away to your buyer’s solicitors. 

Next Steps 

A brief outline of the next steps to be taken

Your buyer’s solicitors can then get started with apply for searches (which usually take around 2 weeks to come back), reviewing the documentation and raising any necessary enquiries on the paperwork with the seller’s solicitors. 

In the meantime, if required, your buyer will have made an application for a mortgage and will be booking in the valuation date. Once the valuation has been carried out and is satisfactory, the formal offer of mortgage will be issued, usually a week or so later. The buyer’s solicitors will check the mortgage details are correct. 

Once the buyer’s solicitors have received back the buyer’s searches, they will check through these and raise any additional enquiries needed with the seller’s solicitors. 

Once satisfactory replies to enquiries have been received, and the buyer’s solicitors are happy with the search results and the mortgage offer, they will send the contract to the buyer for signing and request the deposit for exchange of contracts. Once they have the signed contract and deposit, exchange can then take place. On exchange of contracts, the completion date (i.e. the date for moving) will be agreed. 

On the moving date, once the seller’s solicitors have received the money to purchase the property, they will release the keys and then the sale will be completed. 

Commercial conveyancing services

Our team of solicitors and lawyers deal with a wide range of commercial property matters such as business sales, development work, granting and assignment of leases, lease extensions and renewals, freehold acquisitions, and disposals and deeds of easement.

We represent both commercial and residential clients relating to property conveyancing, drafting and negotiating of leases, agreements for lease, and licences for alteration.

Commercial Conveyancing

Residential conveyancing services

At GoodLaw Solicitors, we have a team of specialist conveyancing lawyers who act on behalf of our clients relating to buying or selling a home, remortgaging, transfers of equity and ownership, lease extensions and variations, buy to lets, and right to buy from the council.

Residential Conveyancing

GoodLaw Conveyancing Solicitors – Surrey & Sussex

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