Residential Property

Buying or selling a house can be a very stressful time. Our clients include everyone from first time buyers to experienced buy to let landlords. Whether you are buyer, seller or both, you will get expert and friendly support and help – not just in dealing with the formalities. We will explain the process clearly, tell you what action we will be taking, keep you regularly updated on progress and also be sure to inform you of what the costs will be at the outset.

Our membership of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is your assurance of a high quality and professional conveyancing service, with many of our clients coming back to us time and again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to come into the office?

Not necessarily. We know that people often lead very busy lives and the last thing they want to do is take a day off work to visit a solicitor’s office. Therefore we are happy to complete all work by phone, email or post. However you are still always welcome to come into the office if you’d prefer.

How long will the conveyancing process take?

Unfortunately until contracts are exchanged it is extremely difficult to answer this question as prior to exchange any party is entitled to withdraw from the transaction. Also the length of time taken to complete the transaction is affected by whether there is a large chain of buyers and sellers. GHW will do their best though to give a rough estimate of completion dates once they have gathered all the relevant information and will of course keep you updated throughout the process.

What days can we complete on?

You are able to complete on any working days

What happens with the keys on the completion?

If you are selling then you should not hand over the keys until we have told you that the sale monies have been received in our account. If you are buying we will inform you when and where you can pick up the keys on the day of completion. It is important that you try and agree where the keys will be left or handed over on completion with the other party.  There’s nothing worse than waiting outside a new house with the removal van and not being able to get in! 

What happens after completion?

Once completion has been confirmed, we will forward any outstanding monies due to you by cheque or at a small charge by telegraphic transfer on a sale and make sure that all payments are made to estate agents (if any) and also to your mortgage lender to redeem any loans (if any). After completion has taken place on a purchase our post completion formalities begin. On a purchase this begins with the payment of your stamp duty (if any) and the registration of the title. This process can take a few weeks. Once the deeds are registered in your name we will send them to you.