How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6 -12 weeks.
It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you your buyer is a first-time buyer, purchasing with a mortgage in principle. We will of course keep you advised of progress throughout the transaction.
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 that you may wish to include:
Take your instructions and give you initial advice
Contact your estate agent
Contact the buyers Solicitors
Check the title documents of the property you are selling
Deal with any questions raised by the buyers Solicitors
Approve the transfer deed to the buyer(s)
Arrange with you for the signature of the transfer documents
Agree a completion date
Exchange contracts with your consent
Prepare a financial statement showing you the distribution of funds
Complete the transaction
Deal with post completion matter and distribute the proceeds of sale in accordance with your instructions.
How much will it cost?
Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale of your home.
If we assume you are selling a freehold property in Market Weighton with no mortgage for £150,000.00 the fees would be estimated as follows:
Legal fee £600.00 plus VAT
HM Land Registry Office Copy Entries (1 Title Document and 1 Title Plan) - £7.20
Electronic money transfer fee estimated at £15.00 per transaction
Estimated total: £600.00 plus VAT plus Disbursements.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees, Search Fees etc. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Please understand there may well be additional disbursements that we cannot predict. If there are other fees to pay we will inform you.