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If you are buying or selling a house, remortgaging, or involved in any other type of residential property deal, choosing the right conveyancing team is essential to ensure that your interests are protected, both during and after the deal.
Wheelers’ property conveyancing team knows that when you move there are many different things you need to be on top of, so we aim to make the process simpler by handling all of the legal details efficiently and cost-effectively.
We know from our long experience that one of the things which clients value highly is being kept fully informed throughout the conveyancing process.., At the outset, we will provide guidance notes explaining the various steps involved in the conveyancing process to give you a clearer idea about what to expect and when.We will also provide you with regular updates as the transaction proceeds together with a comprehensive written report on the property before exchange of contracts.
If you have any questions or concerns, a member of our conveyancing department will always be on hand to answer your calls or reply to your email.
With decades of experience across our conveyancing team, we have the specialist expertise you need for a fast, cost-effective and completely reliable service, designed to make your life as easy as possible.
Our residential property conveyancing services
Our conveyancing solicitors in Hampshire and Surrey offer reliable, cost-effective legal support for a wide range of property transactions, including:
- Buying and selling property
- Leasehold property
- Transfer of ownership
- Equity release
- Shared ownership property
- Retirement properties
- Auction purchases
An increasing number of people are interested in ‘online conveyancing’, attracted by the idea of being able to conveniently handle the purchase or sale of their property over the internet. In reality, this is still the same as traditional conveyancing, but instead of needing to meet face-to-face, we can now cover all of the necessary work by email as well as by phone.
That said, we are still more than happy to meet face-to-face, but if this is not convenient for you, ‘online conveyancing’ can allow us to fit the process around your schedule, so you do not need to take time out of work or away from other commitments to handle your property transaction.
Please be assured that however you communicate with us, you will still get the same high quality, reliable and secure conveyancing support from our team.
Our conveyancing fees
We aim to keep our conveyancing fees as fair and transparent as possible, so we will provide a clear quote up front, so you know exactly how much you can expect to pay.
We provide a complete breakdown of all the costs involved, including our fees and the disbursements we must pay to third-party organisations (e.g. for Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees), so you can see precisely where your money is going.
If for any reason the transaction does not proceed, we also offer you the option to purchase protection against the risk of wasted fees if the sale or purchase should fall through. If you opt to take our NO Fee No Exchange cover for £50 plus vat then if the transaction should fail (for whatever reason) we will only ask that you repay any payments which we have already made third parties on your behalf (e.g. fees paid for property searches). Beyond that, you will not owe us a penny.
Please try out simple online conveyancing calculator for an indication of how much your conveyancing will cost.
When to contact us about buying or selling a property
If you are selling a property, it is a good idea to contact us when you first place your property on the market. This will then allow us to begin preparing the necessary documentation ready to submit to the buyer’s solicitors immediately you have accepted an offer. That way the process can get started without any delay.
If you are buying a property, you can contact us once your offer is accepted. However, we recommend getting in touch before this as the sooner you choose to use our conveyancing team, the faster we can get to work once you do have an offer accepted.
Common questions about residential property conveyancing
How long does it take to buy a house?
Exactly how long it takes to a buy a house will vary depending on the circumstances, but once an offer has been accepted, it commonly takes around 6-8 weeks. However, it is worth bearing in mind that it can take much longer, especially if any problems are identified during the conveyancing process or there is a long chain.
What happens if a problem is uncovered during conveyancing?
If an issue with a property is uncovered during the conveyancing process, there are various options, depending on how serious the issue is and your priorities. If you are the buyer, you may wish to negotiate a discount to reflect the scale of the problem. As a seller, agreeing a discount may be the best solution to prevent the sale falling through and there is no guarantee that another buyer will not find the same problem and also be put off.
Can the buyer or seller renegotiate the price during conveyancing?
Up until exchange of contracts, the details of the sale are not legally binding on either party. That means either side is free to renegotiate the price or pull out of the sale entirely. However, once exchange of contracts has taken place, the agreed price is binding on both buyer and seller.
While either party can attempt to negotiate a new price after exchange of contracts, the other party is perfectly within their rights to refuse and insist on the original price being paid.
Additional legal services when buying or selling a home
When you buy or sell a property, is often a good time to make or review your Will, to ensure that the change in your circumstances is properly accounted for. A sale or transfer of equity may also have tax consequences that need to be considered.
Meanwhile, if you are buying a property with someone else, it is a good idea to ensure your respective rights and obligations are clearly laid out – for example with a cohabitation agreement if you are not married or in a civil partnership.
Thanks to the breadth of expertise across our firm, we can provide specialist advice and support in relation to all of these issues and any other legal concerns you have related to a residential property deal.
Why choose Wheelers for your residential conveyancing?
Our residential conveyancing solicitors have decades of experience in all types of property transactions, combined with a deep knowledge of the local property market. This means we can ensure your deal goes ahead as quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively as possible under even the most challenging circumstances.
We are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) in recognition of the strength of our residential property services. We are also regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), providing assurance that we meet the highest legal and professional standards at all times.
Email or call one of our conveyancing solicitors in Surrey and Hampshire for an no obligation discussion on how we can help you.
We will also give you an indication of the likely costs involved, including details of the relevant charging rates, as well as an idea of how long the conveyancing process is likely to take so you can make an informed decision.