WHICH SERVICE DO YOU REQUIRE?

PURCHASE
Fixed Fee
No Sale No Fee
SALE
Fixed Fee
No Sale No Fee
SALE/PURCHASE
Fixed Fee
No Sale No Fee
REMORTGAGE
Fixed Fee
No Sale No Fee

Conveyancing Process

Step 1

Instruct your Solicitor

Simply Conveyancers will email a Confirmed Instruction providing your Solicitor details.

Your Solicitor will then email your initial forms to proceed.

Your Solicitor will require you to return:-

✓  Signed client care letter

✓  Terms & Conditions

✓  Completed Purchase questionnaire

✓  Provide your ID and proof of address

You may return these via email or post

Step 2

Proof of funding

Your Solicitor will require evidence of your funding by one or more of the ways below:

1. Executed Deed of gift

2. Proof of savings

3. Proof of ISA

4. Proof of stocks and shares

5. Mortgage offer (your lender will provide your Solicitors with a copy of your mortgage offer)

Step 3

Property Searches

Property searches are ordered by Simply Conveyancers. The searches are ordered from the local authority, water board, environment agency and other bodies to provide critical information about your property.

Your Solicitor and Lender will confirm the searches you require.

Typical information includes if the property has planning permission and building regulation certificates, if the property is in a high risk flood area or if it is built on or near contaminated land.

Step 4

Survey

A RICS surveyor should be instructed to advise you of any defects at the property. A RICS surveyor confirms any visible defects with the internal or external parts of the property that could reduce the current market value. It’s not the same as a mortgage valuation and any negative findings could be used to negotiate your original offer with the seller.
There are two types of RICS survey:
Level 2: HomeBuyer Report for flats, bungalows or standard construction houses.
Level 3: Building Survey for larger, older or properties with lots of alterations/extensions, or if you’re planning major works
Simply Conveyancers will arrange your survey for you.
Please note if you have a Buyers Protection policy you will need to activate the policy BEFORE instructing a Surveyor.

Step 5

Contract & Enquiries

The seller’s solicitor sends over a draft contract pack for your solicitor to review.

​Your solicitor reviews all of the documents for any legal concerns including your survey and then raises enquiries that the seller and their solicitor must reply, to the best of their knowledge.

Step 6

Exchange of Contracts

Exchange of contracts is where both buyer and seller become contractually bound to buy/sell the property – up until this point both you and the seller can pull out for any reason without penalty.

Your Solicitor will request a 10% deposit from you on the day of exchange. Your solicitor will call you confirming you are happy to exchange and then they will complete the exchange of contracts setting the agreed completion date.

​If you are buying a freehold you must take out your building insurance policy on the day of exchange. Simply Conveyancers will provide you with a  discounted home insurance quote.

Step 7

Completion

This is the day when you collect the keys from the estate agent/seller and move in!

You need to transfer your completion monies normally two days before – this also provides you the best chance of completing earlier on the actual day.

​Once your solicitor receives your mortgage funds (if applicable) and your completion monies, then they can send over the balance of the purchase price to the seller’s solicitors

Our story

Simply Conveyancers aspires to be the UK’s most innovative conveyancing provider, by building long-term relationships with clients based on communication, trust and the highest standards of professional ethics. We have hand selected CQS and CLC accredited solicitors and conveyancers, independent mortgage brokers and RICS regulated chartered building surveyors providing a market leading service all managed by the Simply Conveyancers team. We offer every service you need to buy or sell your residential property successfully. We also provide many other services including Deed of Gifts, Deed of Trusts, Will drafting and Lease Extensions. Our mission is to help clients achieve their dream of buying a home and take as much of the stress out of the process that we possibly can. We provide a warm and friendly approach to what most people describe as the hardest thing they’ll ever do, backed with our state of the art case-management software and our mobile and web apps; you will receive round-the-clock updates on your case with 24-hour access to your file. If at any time you need our help, call us on 07834235498, and we will be there to help you in anyway which we can. We really do treat our clients as family and will remain committed to your new move until you receive the keys to your new home!

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