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 at 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 residential conveyancing team below for a no-obligation discussion.
Guide to Buying a House
Buying a house can be one of the most stressful and exciting events in life. Download our guide to find out more about the process of buying your new home.More
Guide to Selling a House
Selling a house can be a daunting prospect. Download our guide to find out more about the process of selling your house.More
Some of the legal jargon used in conveyancing can be tricky to understand. We've put together a short guide to help you bust your way through the jargon!More
Buying a House: Completion Day Checklist
The final stages of buying a house can pass you by in a blur. Download our completion day checklist to make sure you cover the essentials when it comes to the day you get the keys!More
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.
"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
"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
Nadine was extremely thorough and did an excellent job helping us buy our first home. She also successfully negotiated our way around any extra costs - would highly recommend her.Harriet
"We have used Actons over many years covering property, wills, powers of attorney and divorce. The breadth of their people 's knowledge and professionalism has always delivered exactly what was required."James Nicholson
"I have used Actons Solicitors twice. 1st time the making of our Wills which was done at a very stressful time and because of their care and consideration I naturally went to them again when I was selling and buying property, I received the same care and attention the second time around. Thank you so much."Janice Pearson