Selling a house - conveyancing quote

If you are selling your home and would like a free conveyancing quote call our residential conveyancing specialists on 0203 816 0076 for a free, no obligation initial chat.

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

Why choose Stephensons when selling your 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. We 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 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 sale to ensure that you are fully aware of the process.

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Anyone wishing to sell their property can market it for sale. Very often this will be done by an estate agent in the locality of the property.

Once the property has been sold the seller's solicitor will send a contract and copies of the title to the property to whoever acts for the buyer. The seller will be expected to complete property information forms (giving details of the property) and a fixtures, fittings and contents form (confirming what is included in the sale price).

The seller may also be asked to answer specific questions about the property raised by the buyer's representative. Once the buyer confirms they are ready to proceed a completion date is set. On that date any current mortgage on the property is paid off and the seller's belongings must be removed from the property so that when the keys to the property are handed over to the buyer nothing is left behind which should not be.

On the completion day the proceeds of the sale after paying all expenses are paid over to the seller.

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, or request more information via our online enquiry form.

Selling a house FAQs

What are the legal costs when selling 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 sell 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. Our fees and any other expenses incurred are deducted from the sale proceeds before they are sent to you.

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, cancellation of any related direct debits, removals.

*Subject to terms and conditions

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