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Residential Property

Conveyancing is the legal process which is necessary to buy or sell a property. It can be complex and often needs to be completed quickly. We deal with the following residential property matters:

Sales and purchases
Freehold and leasehold properties
Re-mortgages
Transfers of Equity, e.g. matrimonial transfers
Gifts of property
Probate sales and transfers of property on death
Shared ownership properties
Right to buy properties
Joint ownership

Why you should choose Terrells to carry out your conveyancing:

We are on your side and will work hard to see the transaction is completed to your schedule, that your interests are protected and that your enjoyment of your new home is not compromised.
We provide an efficient and good value service.
We will provide you with a fixed fee quotation and a full breakdown of the other legal charges involved (these are often called disbursements). You can obtain a quotation by completing our online form or if you would prefer, by telephoning us.
If you have a mortgage, we will not charge you an additional fee to act for your mortgage company as many firms do.
Terrells has secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which is the mark of excellence for the home buying process. We underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.

Buying a home is one of the largest purchases anyone will make in their lifetime, so it is essential that it is done to the highest standards by a solicitor. The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society and to those who meet the demanding standards the scheme will set and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, the Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers.
How long will it take?

It is very difficult to say at the outset how long it will take to complete a sale or purchase. The timescale depends on a large number of factors including the length of time it takes the buyer’s solicitor to receive the search results and mortgage offer. It also depends on the overall speed of the other parties in the chain. However, in our experience, most transaction tend to complete within 6-8 weeks from the day the buyer’s solicitor receives a draft contract from the seller’s solicitor.
What should I do now?

If you are interested in finding out more, then please contact Jemma Rodgers-Jones in our Conveyancing department for further information.