The normal process involves obtaining a contract with details of the property and ownership of the property. Various enquiries need to be made and the majority of the searches made will relate to the area where the property is situated. For example a tin mining or clay mining search may be required in Cornwall. Other enquiries include checking the title of the property, which proves ownership - this is shown on a legal document which can be obtained at the Land Registry. Further enquiries consist of asking the local authority about any planned works like road works or other factors that might affect the property.
The contract package will comprise details of fixtures and fittings, what the boundaries of the property are, the price of the property and restrictions. The contracts will be signed in readiness for ‘exchange’ and once a completion date is agreed by the parties, the contracts are exchanged. You will then be registered as the new owner of your property at the Land Registry.
How long will it take?
Typically it between 4 and 10 weeks for a conveyancing transaction to complete but this can be extended or reduced depending on a variety of factors. Our wealth of experience in this area means Bartletts can help your transaction to complete swiftly and smoothly. An efficient Conveyancing process can reduce the stress sometimes involved in buying or selling a property. Our one to one expert service means that many clients instruct us time and time again. We are prepared in most cases to give a fixed fee quotation.