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Moving Home - Need to Know Guide

Buying a home is exciting but it can also be confusing, whether you're a first-time buyer or have moved home before.

Conveyancing is the term used to describe the legal transfer of property between the seller and the buyer. The length of time it takes depends on circumstances, such as how many buyers and sellers are involved in the chain, but it can take weeks or months.

The solicitor’s job is to help you buy your home by guiding you through the process and helping resolve any legal issues along the way.

Your solicitor will:

  • Explain the process and give expert advice at every stage
  • Carry out various investigations and searches for you and your mortgage lender so you know as much as possible about the property before you commit to purchasing
  • Investigate any property related legal issues before drawing up a contract
  • Arrange a date that you agree for contracts to be signed and the purchase to be completed
  • Make arrangements for completion including transferring funds
  • Make arrangements for payment of Stamp Duty to HMRC
  • Register your name as the owner with the Land Registry   

For more information contact Margaret King or James Egan

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