Our conveyancing experts answer some common questions which may help when you are looking to buy or sell your home.
Conveyancing involves legally transferring home or land ownership from a seller to a buyer. This process is required when buying or selling a property or remortgaging.
A conveyancer can only carry out property transactions, whereas a solicitor can also offer services in other areas of law which means we can offer additional support with property-related issues such as wills, lease extension, boundary disputes and shared/joint ownership contracts.
We will conduct vital searches with organisations such as local authorities and utility companies to ensure there are no building plans which may affect the purchase. These searches can also reveal if sewers run close to the property, if the area is categorised a flood risk and whether there are any financial liabilities hanging over from past inhabitants.
We will advise on any 'incurred costs' such as Stamp Duty Land Tax, review contracts drawn up by the other parties and liaise with the mortgage lender.
We will also pay all related fees on your behalf (with money you have already transferred to the Russell-Cooke client account).
You should appoint a solicitor as soon as you consider buying or selling a property – even before you have made an offer or someone else has made you an offer. The whole process is speeded up the earlier you have us on board.
Yes. We understand that some conveyancing matters can be complicated. Our experts are on hand to talk through your specific matter without obligation, explaining in detail how we can assist.
You can call us on +44 (0)20 3826 7519 or complete an enquiry form with the details and we will respond as quickly as we can.
We do not believe in simply giving a price based on the value of the property. Please call us or fill in our conveyancing estimate form so we can tailor a no obligation estimate which is specific to your needs, and we will email it to you the same day.
Once you have instructed us, we ask for £450 to cover search fees and other out of pocket expenses. The remainder of the agreed fees and costs are payable immediately prior to the completion of the transaction.
Yes, you will have a named executive with an experienced member of the support team dedicated to looking after you.
Making your transaction proceed quickly and smoothly is a key focus of our service. We will do everything we can to ensure that your transaction is completed at the speed you require.
If there is a delay for any reason beyond our control, we will endeavour to chase other parties to drive the transaction forward as quickly as possible.
Whether you are buying or selling, you can change your mind before the point at which contracts are exchanged. Once contracts are exchanged you are legally bound to complete. If you pull out before exchange, we may make a charge depending on the amount of work we have done on your behalf.