- After the offer is accepted, you will also need to appoint a solicitor or conveyancer who will oversee the contract, deal with the finances and exchange the deeds.
- Your solicitor will carry out searches, check the terms of any lease and restrictive covenants and tell you how much Stamp Duty you have to pay.
- The seller will also appoint a solicitor, and the two legal teams will be in regular contact to make sure the purchase goes as smoothly as possible.
- Ensue you use a recommended solicitor or conveyancer.
- If you are buying a property with a scheme like shared ownership, then ensure that your appointed conveyancer has experience of the scheme. This will make for a smoother process.
Buyers’ Guide – Solicitors
Compare quotes from solicitors, and ask your friends who they recommend. A good solicitor can make a big difference to whether a purchase completes or falls through.