Once you have found a buyer for your property, the next step is choosing the right solicitor (or licensed conveyancer) to handle the legal aspects of the property sale. Choosing the right solicitor when selling a property can turn a difficult and stressful process into one that is stress-free and efficient. This can save you both time and money as well as avoid unforeseen problems in the future. Our Conveyancing and Residential Property Solicitors are on hand to guide you through the conveyancing process.
What is Conveyancing?
Conveyancing is essentially all the legal processes involved with the transfer (buying or selling) of a property from one person to another. This requires help from a professional solicitor or conveyancer who will perform the legal paperwork, Land Registry and council searches, and handle any transactions involved.
Selling your property can be a complex process as there are many steps involved. We have compiled a conveyancing guide for selling a property to help you familiarise yourself with all the steps involved with selling your house.
How much does selling a property cost?
Before any work is carried out on your house sale, we will provide you with a full comprehensive quote of all the costs involved so that you know exactly how much you will be spending.
For an idea of how much selling a property may cost, read our conveyancing fees.
What documents are needed for selling my property?
Having the right documentation on hand for your solicitor at the beginning of your house sale process can save time, avoid any delays as well as unnecessary expenses. Your solicitor will provide a list of all the documentation required, however we recommend you have the following prepared:
- ID and instruction forms — allows your solicitor to immediately open a file and conduct compliance checks
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – shows the energy efficiency rating of your property on a scale from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. This is a legal requirement for any property sold in the UK.
- Funding Information — this is required to check all sources of funds and establish your source of wealth.
- Title Deeds — A set of documents that prove the ownership of a property.
For more information, read our blog on the essential documents to provide when selling your property.
Why choose SAS Daniels for selling my property?
At SAS Daniels we provide you with a dedicated, qualified conveyancer to carry out your house sale. You are given their direct dial and email address at the beginning of the process and we will send you regular updates by phone, email and text throughout the process. We also have a number of highly experienced support staff on hand to assist the conveyancers with your sale; they ensure matters keep moving forward and are able to advise our clients on the sale progress.
Our Conveyancing and Residential Property solicitors are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which provides house sellers with a trusted conveyancer who has the technical expertise and best practice skills to guide them through the process.
When it comes to costs, we offer a fixed price for our legal fees so that there are no unexpected costs at the end. There will also be third party costs to pay during the conveyancing process — these are costs which we incur on your behalf for items such as searches and stamp duty. All costs, including those from third parties, will be fully explained to you before any work is carried out.