Selling your home/property

We also deal with auction sales. We can prepare an auction pack in advance to ensure that you are fully prepared on the day of auction.


Why would someone need this service?

When someone wishes to sell a residential property, such as their home, flat or apartment.

Once we are instructed to act on your behalf, a solicitor from our conveyancing team will be personally assigned to your sale. Your solicitor will continue act for you from the time you first instruct us until the sale is completed.

How does the process work?

Once instructed, the first step will be for us to provide appropriate documentation to the buyer’s solicitors. Such documentation will include the title documentation and the sale contract.

The buyer’s solicitors will review the documentation supplied to them and come back to us with any questions. When the buyer’s solicitors have obtained satisfactory responses to their queries, completed their search results and obtained mortgage instructions (if a mortgage is being taken), we will be in a position to exchange contracts. Both parties must sign the contract and agree a completion date (the date when the sale will complete). When the contract is exchanged a binding contract is entered into. On completion the property will be transferred to the buyer.

If you wish, you can download and complete our sales questionnaire and return this to us with a request that we act for you. This will ensure that the sale process gets off to a quick start.

For further general information regarding the typical stages of a sale and purchase transaction, please see our general guidance notes.

How long is the legal process when selling a home/property?

For freehold residential property the sale should be completed in around four to six weeks.

In the case of leasehold properties the sale should be completed in around six to eight weeks. We do offer a premium quick turnaround service if required.

Is it expensive? How do the costs work?

We offer a fixed fee service for the sale of your property (subject to our Terms & Conditions). The fee payable will depend on the sale price and whether the property is freehold or leasehold. Please note that our fixed fee, is for our complete service, from start to finish. Unlike some other firms, you can rest assured there will be no hidden fees or additional costs to be paid.

What should people consider before calling Grant Saw?

It would be helpful if all title documents, guarantees, planning and building control documents relating to your property were to hand. If any important documentation is missing it may cause a delay to the completion of the sale.

Why are Grant Saw the best people for the job?

We have an excellent team of lawyers who specialise in residential sales. We pride ourselves on being professional, friendly and approachable. We have experience and expertise in resolving issues that may arise.

Selling your home/property tips

  • Having the necessary documentation available will help to avoid delays occurring
  • While four to six weeks is the average timescale for the sale of a house, if both parties have the necessary documentation readily available the sale could be completed more quickly
  • Sellers should inform their solicitor of any matters which have already been agreed with the buyer at the time we are instructed.

Selling your home/property myth busting

It is a common mistake to believe that all solicitors/conveyancers offer the same service. We believe we are different. We spend time with each of our clients to make sure they understand each step of the selling process. We are also pro-active in ensuring that the sale completes to your preferred time frame.

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