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Selling a Property

Selling a property is less complicated than buying one, but since the two transactions are often combined, it is crucial to ensure that the legal advice you receive is accurate and relevant to your circumstances.

 

When selling your property, the most important thing for us to do is respond quickly to the questions raised by the buyer’s solicitor. To do this, we need to have as much information about the title to the property and what you have agreed with the buyer as early as possible. 

At Onions & Davies, we have a dedicated property team of specialist conveyancing solicitors and lawyers who can help you sell a wide range of freehold and leasehold properties, including agricultural property and the sale and purchase of land.

Contact us to speak to one of our experienced property lawyers for friendly, clear and, above all, practical advice. Please call us on 01630 652405 or email us david@onionsanddavies.co.uk

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in Shropshire Cheshire or Staffordshire 

Onions & Davies has provided exceptional property law services in Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, and beyond for many decades. Our highly skilled property team utilises in-depth local knowledge and expertise to navigate potential legal complexities, ensuring a smooth and successful transaction tailored to your circumstances. With our assistance, you can confidently progress towards an efficient property sale.

We are accredited under The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing. Being an accredited member of the CQS means that we meet the high standards the Law Society sets to ensure that we give clients a professional and quality conveyancing service.

What is involved in the conveyancing process of selling a property?

  • As soon as you know you are selling your property, let us know so we can obtain the title deeds (or an up-to-date version of them from the Land Registry). We will also give you the property information form and a fixtures and fittings form to complete and sign. With the information obtained from these documents, we can prepare the contract papers and send them to the buyer’s solicitor as soon as possible after you have accepted an offer.
  • The buyer’s solicitor will then review the paperwork and raise their enquiries. Again, we will try to respond as quickly as possible by using information from the title deeds and your knowledge of the property. You will need to sign the contract and agree completion arrangements before contracts are exchanged, as, at this point, the transaction becomes legally binding. If you are buying a property as well as selling, contracts have to be exchanged throughout the whole chain.
  • If you have a mortgage, we will obtain a redemption figure from your lender between exchange and completion so that this amount can be paid on completion. We will then calculate the amount to be received from the buyer, what needs to be paid out of this, including our fees, the estate agent’s fees and the mortgage and the resulting amount to be passed on to you or used for your associated purchase.
  • Upon completion, the buyer’s solicitor will transfer the balance of the purchase monies, and once we have received it, we will inform you or your estate agent that you can release the keys. You can then move out, ensuring you have fully cleared the property (including the cellar, loft, shed, garage and other outbuildings), left the property safe and secure and read all the meters.

At Onions & Davies, we aim to ensure that the sale transaction proceeds smoothly. Our highly skilled staff have many years’ experience in dealing with estate agents and mortgage lenders and responding to enquiries from buyers’ solicitors. We will also coordinate your sale with a related purchase if there is one or recommend appropriate advice regarding your sale proceeds.

We can also assist you with other matters sometimes associated with property sale and purchase, such as Wills or inheritance and family law disputes, such as divorce, separation, and financial settlements.   

Our Fees

We believe that it is important for you to be clear about how much you are going to be charged before we start work for you. We will always give you a quote and if this has to change for any reason, for example if matters become more complicated part way through, we will let you know how much the increased cost will be before beginning the extra work. Most of our residential property matters are completed on a fixed fee basis and the lawyer working on your case will ensure you are fully aware of all costs associated with your case. You can view more detailed information on the fees that we charge for a property sale or purchase by visiting our costs information page.

Get in Touch

To speak with our residential property team today you can call us on 01630 652405 or email us at david@onionsanddavies.co.uk

Contact Us

91 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3AF | Email us | Call us 01630 652 405

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