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Key stages of buying and selling property

The process of buying a residential property is different to what happens if you are selling. However, both will require form-filling and a lot goes on behind the scenes. When contracts are exchanged, whether you are buying or selling, you are legally bound to continue.

On a freehold transaction, we anticipate exchange of contracts to take 10-12 weeks on average from the receipt (or issue) of the contract papers.  If the property is leasehold, this may take slightly longer, as we may need the cooperation of landlords and management companies.

Buying a property

  1. Apply for a mortgage and organise a survey
  2. Draft contract bundle and legal checks
  3. Sign mortgage deed
  4. Read full report and sign contract
  5. Exchange contracts
  6. Completion statement, deposit and mortgage funds
  7. Ensure transfer deed is signed
  8. Completion

Read more about buying a property.

Selling a property

  1. Locate the property deeds
  2. Complete forms and provide ID
  3. Draft contract bundle
  4. Sign contract
  5. Exchange contracts
  6. Redemption figure
  7. Sign transfer deed
  8. Completion

Read more about selling a property.

Why choose Napthens?

When you are buying or selling a property, the right conveyancer can make all the difference. Our  property specialists lend you the support and plain-English advice you’d expect from a quality law firm, plus a level of due diligence that keeps your interests front and centre.

  • 24/7 online access
  • Experienced and diligent
  • Dedicated case conveyancer
  • Conveyancing Association member
  • Alex Owers
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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  • Andrew Holden
    Partner
    Department: Head of Rural
    Locations: Blackburn, Kendal
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    Andrew Holden Rural Solicitor
  • Andy Vincent
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Carla-Jane Finlay
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • David Hill
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Partner Commercial Property
  • Dawn Culshaw
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Emma Marshall
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Conveyancing
    Location: Southport
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    Conveyancing Executive
  • Gareth Jones
    Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Liverpool
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    Solicitor Residential Property
  • Hayley Mathews
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Jamie Allison
    Partner
    Department: Head of Cumbria and Real Estate
    Locations: Preston, Kendal
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    Head of Cumbria and real estate
  • Jennifer Snape
    Associate Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Karen Allcock
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Karen Cockburn
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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  • Kayleigh Hunter
    Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Kendal
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    Solicitor Residential Property
  • Kelly Abraham
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Michelle Harwood
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Natasha Athey
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Pamela Richmond
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Senior Associate Solicitor Residential Property
  • Rachael Davidson
    Licensed Conveyancer
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Sally Calvert
    Senior Associate Legal Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Senior Associate Legal Executive Residential Property
  • Sara Jayne Barnes
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Associate Solicitor Residential Property
  • Sarah Barnes
    Partner
    Department: Head of Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Head of Residential Property
  • Shelly McGovern
    Head of Plot Sales
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Licensed Conveyancer Residential Property
  • Simon Ainsworth
    Partner, Residential Conveyancing
    Department: Residential Property
    Locations: Preston, Liverpool
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    Partner, Residential Conveyancing Napthens
  • Sophia Khan
    Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Solicitor Residential Property
  • Talitha Murphy
    Business Development Manager
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Business Development Manager Residential Property
  • Tasneem Mohammed
    Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Solicitor Residential Property
  • Tracy Rostern
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Uzma Begum
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Associate Solicitor Residential Property
  • Wendy Navin
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Kendal
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    Conveyancing Executive Residential Property
  • Zara Zaman
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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How long does it take to buy or sell property?

Most property transactions can be completed within 10-12 weeks; some leasehold sales and purchases may take slightly longer. However, every residential property transaction is different; the variables include the length of the property chain and the time taken to obtain mortgage offers, search results and surveys.

How much does it cost to buy or sell property?

We charge all clients fees based on a scale according to property price and a few other factors. If you can give us some basic information, we will be able to provide you with a quote.

Please note, there are some instances where an estimate can go up or down; we will tell you more about this when we respond to your enquiry.

Read more about getting a quote for residential property conveyancing.

Why choose Napthens?

  • 24/7 online access
  • Experienced and diligent
  • Dedicated case conveyancer
  • Conveyancing Association member
You have provided a conveyancing service which is second-to-none. Thank you for your calm, approachable, professionalism throughout what has been a long and sometimes stressful purchase. Mrs & Mrs Farrand