Our dedicated team will make the sales process as seamless and stress free as possible

Deciding to move and sell your house is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make, so instructing the right solicitor is vitally important to make the sale process as seamless as possible.

Our dedicated team of experts offer practical and personalised legal advice. You will be given a named member of staff as your main point of contact who will keep you updated at all the important stages throughout the transaction.

Advice for sellers

Once you have found a buyer and if there is an estate agent marketing the property, they will issue all parties with a Memorandum of Sale which provides details such as the names of buyers, buyers’ solicitors and sale price. We will then open a file and send initial documentation for you to complete. On receipt of the completed documentation, we will issue draft contract documentation to the buyer's solicitor consisting of a draft contract of sale, together with information relating to the legal title and the property itself.

What happens if unexpected issues arise on the searches?

Sometimes unexpected issues arise in respect of the buyer's search results, and we will explain these to you. These can vary from property to property, and we will work and discuss with you the best way to resolve the issues.

What other complications could arise when I’m selling?

On receipt of the contract documentation the buyer's solicitor will usually raise enquiries. These can range from something from very simple to quite complicated which can sometimes slow down a transaction, especially if contact needs to be made with a third party such as a landlord or Managing Agent. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have; no question is too trivial.

What are the costs I am likely to incur?

From the outset, we will provide you with a breakdown of costs, which include our fixed fee legal costs together with any third-party payments. Fees are charged on a sliding scale and are dependent upon the sale price. There can sometimes be unexpected fees that cannot always be included in our initial quotation to you, for example, the property may be un-registered, and the work involved in this regard is more in-depth and protracted and will incur an additional fee. However, as soon as we are aware of any additional fees that may be payable, we would discuss these with you and confirm this in writing so that there are no hidden or unexpected charges.

How will my solicitor help me in the sale process?

We will assist in whatever possible way we can. Since the pandemic we have predominately been using email to issue documentation as opposed to using the postal system. Most clients do like being able to print, sign and return their own documents to us, but not everyone has access to technology, so we are still happy to post documentation, chat to you over the phone or make an appointment for you to attend the office.