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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
  • Adam Bradshaw
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Adam Bradshaw
  • Alex Owers
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Alex Colton, Conveyancing Executive at Napthens Solicitors
  • Amy Leslie
    Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Kendal
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    Amy Leslie, Residential Property Solicitor at Napthens Solicitors
  • Andrew Holden
    Partner
    Department: Head of Rural
    Locations: Blackburn, Kendal
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    Andrew Holden - Head Of Rural Law At Napthens Solicitors
  • Andy Vincent
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Andy Vincent - Conveyancing Executive
  • Carla-Jane Finlay
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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  • David Hill
    Partner
    Department: Commercial Property
    Location: Blackburn
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  • Dawn Culshaw
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Dawn Culshaw - Conveyancing Executive at Napthens
  • Hazel Jones
    Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Kendal
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    Hazel Jones Residential Property Solicitor at Napthens
  • Jamie Allison
    Partner
    Department: Head of Cumbria and Real Estate
    Locations: Preston, Kendal
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee James Allison
  • Jennifer Snape
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Jennifer Snape
  • Karen Allcock
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Karen Allcock - Residential Conveyancing at Napthens
  • Karen Cockburn
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Karen Cockburn
  • Kelly Abraham
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Kelly Abraham - Conveyancing Executive at Napthens
  • Michelle Cunliffe
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Michelle Cunliffe - Residential Conveyancing at Napthens
  • Michelle Harwood
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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  • Natasha Athey
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Southport
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    Natasha Athey - Conveyancing Executive at Napthens Southport
  • Pamela Richmond
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Pamela Richmond - Napthens Prime Residential
  • Rebecca Hardee
    Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Rebecca Hardee - Residential Property Solicitor
  • Sally Calvert
    Senior Associate Legal Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Fylde Coast
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    Napthens Solicitors Employee Sally Calvert
  • Sarah Barnes
    Partner
    Department: Head of Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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  • Simon Ainsworth
    Partner, Residential Conveyancing
    Department: Residential Property
    Locations: Preston, Liverpool
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    Simon Ainsworth - partner, residential property
  • Sophia Khan
    Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Sophia Khan - Conveyancing Solicitor at Napthens
  • Talitha Murphy
    Business Development Manager
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Preston
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    Talitha Murphy - Residential Property Business Development Manager
  • Uzma Begum
    Associate Solicitor
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Uzma Begum - Conveyancing at Napthens LLP
  • Zara Zaman
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Zara Zaman Residential Conveyancing at Napthens LLP
  • Zenub Hussain
    Conveyancing Executive
    Department: Residential Property
    Location: Blackburn
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    Zenub Hussain - Conveyancing Executive
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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
I wanted to let you know what a fantastic service you provided during my recent house purchase. Richard Lancaster, Branch Manager, Handelsbanken