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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
    Residential Property
    Napthens Solicitors Employee Adam Bradshaw
  • Alex Owers
    Residential Property
    Alex Colton, Conveyancing Executive at Napthens Solicitors
  • Amy Leslie
    Residential Property
    Amy Leslie, Residential Property Solicitor at Napthens Solicitors
  • Anna Nodwell
    Residential Property
    Anna Nodwell - Residential Property solicitor at Napthens
  • Dawn Culshaw
    Residential Property
    Dawn Culshaw - Conveyancing Executive at Napthens
  • Hazel Jones
    Residential Property
    Hazel Jones Residential Property Solicitor at Napthens
  • Jayne Cassidy
    Residential Property
    Jayne Cassidy - Residential Conveyancing
  • Jennifer Sutton
    Residential Property
    Napthens Solicitors Employee Jennifer Snape
  • Kim O'Hara
    Residential Property
    Kim OHara - Conveyancing Executive at Napthens
  • Natasha Athey
    Residential Property
    Natasha Athey - Conveyancing Executive at Napthens Southport
  • Nicole Chrisham
    Residential Property
    Napthens - Nicole Chrisham - Residential Property solicitor
  • Pamela Richmond
    Residential Property
    Napthens Solicitors Employee Pam Richmond
  • Rebecca Hardee
    Residential Property
    Rebecca Hardee - Residential Property Solicitor
  • Sally Calvert
    Residential Property
    Napthens Solicitors Employee Sally Calvert
  • Simon Ainsworth
    Residential Property
    Private Client - Head of Private Client - Simon Ainsworth
  • Sophia Khan
    Residential Property
    Sophia Khan - Conveyancing Solicitor at Napthens
  • Talitha Murphy
    Residential Property
    Talitha Murphy - Residential Property Business Development Manager
  • Tasneem Mohammed
    Residential Property
    Tasneem Mohammed - Trainee Solicitor at Napthens Solicitors
  • Uzma Begum
    Residential Property
    Uzma Begum Residential Property Solicitor At Napthens Solicitors
  • Zara Zaman
    Residential Property
    Napthens Solicitors Employee Zara Zaman
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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
The firm is extremely staff and client focussed and this showed in the application and Shopper Anonymous client feedback scores. Great IT department, constantly keeping up to date with the changing times. This firm is adaptable and ready for the challenges and changing times to come. LFS Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year Awards 2017 Judging Panel