Pricing and Service Information

BACKGROUND

Sandie Barnett has almost 20 years’ experience acting on behalf of buyers and sellers in relation to sale and purchase transactions in Alton, Hampshire, Surrey, London and elsewhere in England and Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals. You can read more about Sandie here.

Downie & Gadban are members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

PRICING INFORMATION

You can obtain a quotation for most standard transactions using our conveyancing quote calculator.
We do not pay or receive referral fees in relation to conveyancing matters.

STAGES OF THE PROCESS

The precise stages involved in the purchase or sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances.
However, on a purchase the stages may include:-

    1. Take your instructions and give you initial advice
    2. Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
    3. Receive and advise on contract documents
    4. Carry out searches
    5. Obtain further planning documentation if required
    6. Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
    7. Give you advice on all documents and information received
    8. Go through conditions of mortgage offer
    9. Send final contract to you for signature
    10. Draft Transfer
    11. Advise you on joint ownership
    12. Obtain pre-completion searches
    13. Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
    14. Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
    15. Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
    16. Complete purchase
    17. Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
    18. Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

On a sale the stages may include:-

    1. Take your instructions and give you initial advice
    2. Obtain title documents
    3. Arrange for you to complete Property Information Forms
    4. Prepare contract and send this and supporting documents to the buyer’s solicitor
    5. Receive and take your instructions on any additional enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitor
    6. Obtain further documentation if required
    7. Send final contract to you for signature
    8. Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
    9. Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
    10. Complete sale
    11. Deal with repaying the mortgage and paying the estate agents out of the proceeds of sale and arranging to send you the balance.

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