Conveyancing guide

The process of buying and selling a house in England and Wales

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Introduction

  1. Moving house is not that simple!
  2. There are two stages to your Conveyancing
  3. Why are there two stages?
  4. All right, but does it have to take this long?

What has to happen before I can exchange contracts?

  1. Survey
  2. Mortgage
  3. Legal Work

Legal work in more detail

  1. Your sale
  2. Your purchase

Other matters which are worth explaining

  1. Fall through
  2. Joint buyers
  3. Identity
  4. Deposits
  5. Signing the contract
  6. The completion date
  7. Exchange
  8. Insurance
  9. Between exchange and completion
  10. Paying
  11. Completion day
  12. Afterwards

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Introduction

Moving house is not that simple!

There are two stages to your Conveyancing

The first stage, from when an offer is accepted, up to EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS.

The second stage, from EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS to moving day, called COMPLETION.

Why are there two stages?

All right, but does it have to take this long?

What has to happen before I can exchange contracts?

Survey

Mortgage

Before exchange of contracts

After exchange of contracts

Your sale

Your purchase

Other matters which are worth explaining

Fall through

Joint buyers

Identity

Deposits

Why does a deposit have to be paid at all?

How much deposit will I have to pay?

Can I use the deposit that my buyers will pay me?

Signing the contract

The completion date

Exchange

Insurance

Between exchange and completion

You will have to

You should also

Paying

Completion day

Afterwards

Help us to help you

Thank you