Residential property solicitors
Whether you want to buy or sell a property or remortgage your property, you will need an experienced lawyer by your side. Slater and Gordon can assist you with expert legal advice for all questions and tasks around residential properties.
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Buying or selling a house can be a daunting process as it involves important decisions and a lot of legal paperwork. We strongly advise you to work with an expert solicitor who can assist you throughout this challenging process, which involves tasks such as:
- Negotiating contracts: Setting up terms and conditions and formulating them conclusively.
- Exchanging contracts
- Handling completion day
- Investigating legal title to make sure your property has all of the legal rights that you need and doesn't come with any unwanted burdens.
- : These can include local authority searches, environmental, water, drainage and land charges and other checks that you wish to have carried out.
- Checking your mortgage offer
- Making enquiries of your seller's solicitor about the property
- Drafting transfer deeds
- Registering you as the new owner
What is the process of remortgaging a property?
Before your current mortgage deal comes to an end, you will usually have to start looking for a new mortgage deal. This can be a complicated process, and it's hard to find the best deal for you by yourself.
We can assist you with the following:
- Explaining and discussing the terms of the new remortgage offer
- Requesting a redemption statement
- Helping with all the legal work relating to remortgaging a leasehold property
- Final checks, such as bankruptcy searches, investigating changes made to the property title and arranging completion
We are happy to represent you when speaking to your lender, check your legal title and conduct property searches if necessary. Once you have found a new mortgage deal, we can handle the transfer of funds on the completion date and supply you with the copy of the updated title register.
What is a transfer of equity?
- You want to add your spouse to the property title
- You've separated from your partner
- You want to share your property for long-term tax planning purposes
- A new trust has been formed
- You want to gift a property or transfer ownership to another member of the family or someone else
We can help you to navigate through the process of transferring equity with tasks such as:
- Confirming the title documentation with the land registry
- Checking whether stamp duty land tax is due
- Providing financial statements
- Registering the change with the land registry
Costs of legal advice
At Slater and Gordon, we want to avoid hidden fees and unexpected costs. That's why we will provide you with a fixed quote before starting our services. That way, you know exactly what you'll be paying and what services you'll receive. Our fees don't change unless your instructions do.
S+G were very professional and calm throughout the process, especially in the final week leading to exchange and completion, coming up with sensible solutions to prevent my buyer's solicitor from delaying the process any further. I cannot recommend them enough. Mr B (residential conveyancing case)
I am very pleased with the service I have received. I had a complicated chain between different towns both buying and selling. Excellent communication skills and keen to go extra mile to provide you with the best of her ability. The completion happened within timescale promised. Anonymous (residential conveyancing case
We've just moved into our new home. The Manchester branch couldn't have been more helpful, patient or kind. Really quick to get back to us and thoroughly explained everything to make sure we could understand it. I would highly recommend Mrs D, Manchester (residential conveyancing case)