What we can help you with
- Buying and selling your home (conveyancing)
- New build purchases
- Buy-to-let transactions
- Help to Buy / Shared ownership
- Buying at Auction
Buying or selling your home and moving house is often said to be one of the most stressful undertakings in life. Instructing an experienced conveyancing solicitor can make the whole process much easier. Our extensive experience and local knowledge will ensure a smooth property transaction from start to finish.
Acting on the sale or purchase of a house is often not straightforward and it is important that you use a solicitor who will understand those complexities and ensure that you can live happily ever after.
Communication is key! There are many different things that can hold up the process and because clients do not always understand what is going on behind the scenes they can become frustrated. We are proud to have a team of property lawyers who understand the importance of communication and who ensure that clients are kept updated and have the whole process explained as clearly as possible. If there are delays that our outside our control we will do everything we can to get things moving, but will let you know what to expect.
Thomson Hayton Winkley are accredited with the Law Society Quality Conveyancing Scheme. Remember, buying a home is likely to be your most expensive purchase ever, so don’t cut corners – we don’t!
But moving house is not the end of the matter. Most of our work comes from existing, satisfied clients and personal recommendations, so we are here to help with all your legal matters.
Conveyancing refers to the transfer of legal ownership in property law. Typically there are three main parts to the act of buying and selling a home:
It is impossible to give a fixed time scale because it depends on a number of factors. Each transaction is different. Whilst we pride ourselves on offering an efficient service, the process can be held up by any number of issues:-
We are only one cog in the wheel and will always do our best for you. But it is important that you understand what can hold things up and always do your bit to ensure that the hold up is not with you.
If you are selling your house it is really helpful if you get your documentation in order at the earliest possible opportunity – ideally before you have even found a buyer. That way when you are completing the Property Information Form, or responding to the buyer’s Enquiries there will be no unnecessary delays. The kinds of things you may need are:-
Clearly the key to all of these matters is to maintain good and complete records. However, in the event that you are unable to provide evidence of all of these matters, there may be other options open such as obtaining Indemnity Insurance.