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Conveyancing Solicitors

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Property Solicitors in Newcastle

The right legal team to guide you through

Browell Smith & Co Solicitors understand that moving home can be one of the most exciting but also most stressful times of your life. This is why we feel it’s important you have the right legal team to guide you through the process.

Browell Smith & Co has offices throughout the North East and our team of specialists can advise you on any type of property transaction.

We believe clear communication is essential, and our specialist team will keep you up to date of developments throughout the legal process and ensure that our advice is tailor made to make your transaction as stress free as we can possibly make it.

Contact our expert team of conveyancing solicitors today to arrange a free initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, or alternatively at your home, to discuss your particular requirements.

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process of legally transferring home ownership from one person to another (this is typically the seller and the buyer). This includes the whole process from making an offer on a property up until the keys are handed over to the buyer. The key stages of conveyancing are when contracts have been exchanged (this means that, everyone involved knows the transaction will proceed) and also completion, this is when everyone moves.

How long does the conveyancing process take?

The length of the process can vary so much depending on different circumstances and each situation is different. Typically, (in the most straightforward situations) conveyancing for a sale/purchase of a home will take between 6 – 8 weeks. However many factors can change this, for example, if there is a property chain involved.

Do I need a solicitor when buying a property?

Mortgage lenders will only deal with a solicitor (or licensed conveyancer) throughout the transaction. Freehold transactions are usually less complicated than leasehold transactions but a solicitor is still necessary. Solicitors play an important part in the whole process, they will perform various checks and searches to ensure the sale of the property can proceed legally.

When do pay your solicitor for conveyancing fees?

During the house buying process portions of the conveyancing fee will be paid directly to your solicitor, then after the completion (when you have the keys) you are required to pay any remaining conveyancing costs.

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