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At Stephensons our experienced team of award winning residential conveyancing solicitors are here to ensure that your property transaction runs as quickly and as smoothly as possible, whether you are buying or selling a house or have any other residential property requirement you can rely on us to get you moving. For a free conveyancing quote without obligation for buying or selling a property please click here or call us on 0203 816 0076.

Why choose Stephensons for your conveyancing?

We are an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing teams.

What we quote for is what we do –  for example, we include the price of compulsory searches in our quotes, so that you are fully aware of the total cost.

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How much does conveyancing cost? Try our simple online conveyancing calculator for a free quote that is tailored to your specifications.

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    Once you instruct us to act on your house move 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 residential conveyancing specialist who will be more than happy to discuss your property transaction to ensure that you are fully aware of the process.

    So whether you are a first time buyer, a repeat property investor, need advice on shared ownership or are moving to a new home our residential conveyancing solicitors will be able to provide you with the advice and assistance you require. Backed by a cutting edge case management system our solicitors will be able to tell you the exact stage of your sale or purchase at all times.
     
    For a conveyancing quote or to see how we can help call us on 0203 816 0076 for a free, no obligation initial chat with one of our legal advisors.
     

    Our residential conveyancing team can help with:

    If you would like more information on our conveyancing services contact our specialist team on 0203 816 0076 or request more information via our online enquiry form.

    • Moving House - Why Choose Stephensons?

      Gary Jackson is an experienced real estate solicitor in the property team at Stephensons, here he talks about why he would happily recommend the services of our residential conveyancing team to his family and friends.

      Gary highlights the importance of choosing a solicitor you can rely on and explains why he considers the service provided by our residential conveyancing specialists to be value for money.

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    • Residential Conveyancing at Stephensons My Experience - Diogo Castanheira

      Diogo came to Stephensons when he was moving house, here he shares his experience of working with the residential conveyancing team and how they helped with support and guidance throughout his property transaction.

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    • 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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    • Selling Your House - Pre-Sale Preparation

      This helpful and informative video provides a guide on the kind of pre-sale preparation you can do to help your transaction run as smoothly as possible when selling your home.

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    • Top Tips for Moving House 

      Buying or selling a house can be a stressful time, it is important to choose the right legal team to act for you. Here are our top tips on how to make your house move go as smoothly as possible. 

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    How much does conveyancing cost?

    The average house price in the UK is £225,621 (source UK House Price Index) . Our fees are based on average house prices, they vary according to the property price.

    Buying a house

    Our average legal fees to act on the purchase of a property are £702 inclusive of VAT 

    Selling a house

    Our average legal fees to act on the sale of a property range are £654 inclusive of VAT

    Potential third party costs*

    • Notice of transfer fee:  This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between 0 - £250 plus VAT
    • Notice of charge fee:(if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between 0 - £250 plus VAT
    • Deed of covenant fee:This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is between  0 - £250 plus VAT
    • Certificate of compliance fee:To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease, as can range between  0 - £250 plus VAT
    • HM land registry fee: Fee calculator
    • Search fees: From £171 - £216 plus VAT - prices could increase subject to location of the property

    *These fees vary from property to property and can be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we know who the management company and/or freeholder are. The notice fees are set by the management company/freeholder and we have no control over these charges.

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    Prices and third party costs are subject to change dependent on factors including property value - for a full quote and full breakdown of related third party costs please use our residential conveyancing calculator for a free quote without obligation: Online Conveyancing Quote

    In addition to receiving instructions direct from buyers and sellers, we also work alongside brokers, referrers and property agents who refer clients to us. Many of these will provide fixed  pricing on their websites and literature, the pricing that they advertise in many cases will include our fixed legal costs. 

    How long will the conveyancing process take?

    Unfortunately nobody can say how long the process will take. The length of the chain, the type of transaction and the speed at which other parties involved in the transaction work and reply to queries and paperwork can all affect the length of the process. For a straightforward transaction, completion should take place within 8-12 weeks of instructing a solicitor when not subject to any major hold ups. For a property bought at auction the completion date is fixed and the transaction must usually be completed with 28 days.

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    What are the key stages of the conveyancing purchase process?

    Once you have had an offer accepted, made a mortgage application and instructed your solicitor there are several steps which must be completed before you can get the keys and move into your new home. The key stages are:

    • Contract pack obtained from the seller’s solicitors which is then checked and any pre-contract enquiries are raised.
    • The necessary conveyancing searches and checks are carried out, including you needing to arrange household insurances. 
    • Pre-contract enquiries are answered by the seller’s solicitors and returned.
    • Your solicitor reviews the pre-contact enquiry answers, the results of any  surveys and the mortgage documents and feedbacks to you so that you can raise any issues that you might have.
    • Once you are happy with everything you will be asked to pay the deposit in preparation for the exchange of contracts.
    • A completion date is agreed between you and the seller and the contracts are exchanged. Once contracts are exchanged you are legally obliged to go through with the purchase.
    • A transfer deed and completion form will be sent to the seller’s solicitor. Once these are approved by the seller’s solicitor and signed by all parties a completion statement will be prepared by your solicitor.
    • Your solicitor will then carry out pre-completion searches and obtain the mortgage funds from your mortgage provider. Once complete you will officially be the owners of your new home and will be able to collect the keys at a time and place as agreed with the seller.
    • Once the purchase is complete your solicitor will register the property in your name and you will receive a copy of the title and proof of ownership from The Land Registry.

    What are the key stages of the conveyancing sale process?

    Once you have accepted  an offer and instructed your solicitor there are several steps which must be completed before you can hand over the keys to the new owners. The key stages included in our prices are:

    • Title deeds, mortgage redemption figures and replies to  property information questionnaires are gathered from you and your mortgagee.
    • A Contract pack is prepared and supplied to the   buyer’s solicitors to check and then raise any pre-contract enquiries.
    • Necessary conveyancing searches and checks are carried out by the buyer's solicitor, which may give rise to further enquiries that you may need to assist in answering. These tend to be more complex for leasehold or managed properties. 
    • Once the buyer's solicitor is  happy with everything, your solicitor  will arrange the signing of contracts and  checking of redemption statements to ensure there is enough money to redeem your mortgage,.
    • A completion date is agreed between you and the buyer and the contracts are exchanged. Once contracts are exchanged you are legally obliged to go through with the sale and the buyer is legally bound to complete the  purchase. Now is a good time to organise removal men if you haven’t already.
    • Any deposit paid at exchange of  contracts will usually be held by your solicitor pending completion of the sale.
    • A transfer deed and completion form will be received from the buyer’s solicitor. Once these are approved and signed by all parties a completion statement will be prepared by your solicitor.
    • The buyer's solicitor will then carry out pre-completion searches and obtain  mortgage funds from the buyer's mortgage provider.
    • Once complete your solicitor will attend to redemption of your mortgage and will notify you that all has satisfactorily  completed, and that you may hand over the keys (and other essential information) to  the new owners of your home.
    • Once the purchase is complete your solicitor will attend to the distribution of sale proceeds not required in the sale of the property or the redemption of your mortgage.

    What qualifications do the team hold?

    All conveyancing work is supervised by a qualified solicitor or qualified Cilex member of staff. Specific experience of individual team members can be seen in the team member profiles.

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