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Buying or selling a house

Moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences. Our team of conveyancing lawyers will ensure it all runs as smoothly as possible.

Our team of conveyancing lawyers will personally guide you through the process and explain what all the legal jargon means.

During any house move, there can be a lot of upheaval – we want your move on the property ladder to be as stress free as possible.

Whether you are buying or selling a house or both, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that your property transaction runs smoothly and concludes successfully.

Our residential property lawyers will deal with your transaction from beginning to end – always on the end of the phone or an email to help. If problems do arise we have the knowledge and experience to suggest solutions to keep everything on track.



We provide a range of estimated costs which you can access by clicking on the links below. For more information about how we can help and a personalised quote, please contact a member of our team below for a no-obligation discussion.

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  • Do I need to get an Energy Performance Certificate?

    We can arrange this for you. The EPC must be available within 28 days from the date the property is marketed, but once it has been obtained will remain valid for 10 years.

  • What is Completion?

    Completion is when it becomes real - it's when the transaction comes to an end. The Seller receives the money and the Buyer receives the keys.

  • What does Exchange of Contracts mean?

    The legal teams working for the buyer and seller will exchange contracts, usually over the phone. They will check various parts of the sale contract, agree when it will complete (money transferred and keys handed over), and your legal advisor will send you a signed copy.

  • How long does it take?

    As a rough guide it should take about 8 weeks. This will always be dependent on all parties in the chain moving through the process without any issues.

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"Bought and sold effortlessly. The whole process was made very easy by Claire and Amanda. Selling your home and moving to the country isn't something you do too often but they handled the whole process sensitively and made it all very easy."
Johnny Lyle
"I felt in very safe hands throughout, and would always recommend you."
Jessica Hand
"I have been dealing with Actons for over 40 years and found then to be professional in the work they have done for me. The receptionists answer the phone quickly and professionally and passed on messages which makes it easier to obtain advice quicker."
"Because of delays from "the other side" the transaction took a very long time (7 months for assignment of a lease) but the matter was handled with tremendous patience and understanding."
Roger Sexton
"From phone calls to meeting all members of staff very friendly and cheerful. Claire Townroe is very professional at her job at the same time making you feel relaxed and able to ask her questions. FIRST RATE!"
Carol Pykett

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