Buying a house - conveyancing quote

If you are buying a home or any other residential property and would like a free conveyancing quote call our residential conveyancing advisors  on 0203 816 0076 for a free, no obligation initial chat.

Our team of award winning lawyers have helped thousands of people to buy a property and would welcome the opportunity to get you moving. 

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Why choose Stephensons when buying a house?

Transparency

What we quote for is what we do – other solicitors may ‘appear’ to be cheaper but that is often because they don’t cover all costs. Our quotes include the price of compulsory searches in our quotes, referred to as disbursements so that you are fully aware of the total cost but do not make up part of our legal fees.

Certainty

Once you instruct us to act for you on your property purchase a case manager will be allocated to your file and you will have their contact details – including direct dial and email address – this will provide you with certainty that your case is being handled by your own dedicated specialist who will be more than happy to discuss your purchase to ensure that you are fully aware of the process.

Buying a property

Once you have found a property that you wish to purchase, our specialist conveyancing solicitors will obtain a package of searches against the house you wish to buy, this will provide you with information about the property and its surrounding area.

Our residential property solicitors will check the title to the property to ensure that you obtain a good and marketable title so that it can be re-sold in the future.

If you are obtaining a mortgage to fund the purchase of the property our conveyancing solicitors will advise you about the terms and conditions of the mortgage offer received. If you are paying for the property without a mortgage you will need to arrange to have those funds available in time for the house purchase to proceed.

Once all of these things are in place our conveyancing solicitors will provide a full report on the property to you and ask you to sign the necessary documents. When those have been signed we can usually proceed to complete the purchase of your property. On the completion day you will be given the keys to your new property.

If you would like more information on our conveyancing services contact our specialist team on 0203 816 0076 for a free, no obligation initial chat with one of our legal advisors, or request more information via our online enquiry form.

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Buying a house FAQs

What are the legal costs when buying a house?

This depends on the location, value and type of the property- please contact us for a competitive quote.

How long does it take to buy a house?

On average it is approximately 4-6 weeks from the date of submission of a contract to the buyer's Solicitor to completion but this can vary depending on the type of transaction and whether there is a chain of linked matters.

When will I have to pay?

Normally we work on a 'no completion no fee'* basis if the transaction is straightforward. The cost of the searches that are required for the property will have to be paid upfront as the search providers require payment. Our other fees and any other expenses incurred are payable in time for exchange of contracts /or completion depending on the time scales involved.

What kind of things do I need to sort out on or after completion?

Meter readings for utility companies, change of address for such things as driving licence/passport/bank etc, re-organisation of any related direct debits, removals.

  • The Conveyancing Process - Buying and Selling a House

    This helpful and informative video gives you an idea about time scales and the different stages involved in a residential property transaction.

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