Buying and selling - our residential conveyancing services
There’s no getting away from it – although the end result makes it all worthwhile, buying or selling a home can be pretty stressful.
But at Wards Solicitors we have the experience and know-how to take the pressure off you to enable the whole conveyancing process to run smoothly and with minimal delays.
In fact, every year we handle thousands of conveyances and during more than 100 years in practice – and with the origin of our business in conveyancing – have built a reputation not only for reliability but expertise reflected in a consistently high number of personal recommendations and excellent satisfaction levels.
Whether you are a first time buyer or more of a veteran when it comes to buying and selling, we will handle the whole process from start to finish – submitting contract and title details to your buyer’s solicitors, answering their queries, exchanging contracts, doing the financial transfers to complete the sale and then making sure all the documentation ends up where it needs to.
We have a highly qualified and experienced team of conveyancing specialists, who all know their local housing market extremely well, across all 11 of our offices in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset.
What do I need to do first?
So, you’ve found a house you like, your offer has been accepted and your finances are in place.
The first thing to do is to get in touch with us – by phone by email or in person – so we can discuss all the details.
For more information about using a conveyancing lawyer please see our guide: 10 helpful tips.
How much does conveyancing cost?
Our charges are based on a number of factors including the value of the property and the complexity of the matter.
Our conveyancing calculator is easy to use and will give you a good idea of how much the whole process will cost including stamp duty, searches, Land Registry and legal fees.
How long does conveyancing take?
The whole process usually takes 8 – 13 weeks but it can take longer if problems arise or if there is a long chain.
Some lenders take a long time to issue the mortgage offer and we need this before we can exchange. Similarly, some searches can also take a while to obtain.
To help you understand the conveyancing process please take a look at the Wards conveyancing flowchart.