Buying & Selling Your Home

Here at Churchers, we understand that buying and selling your home are known to be among some of the most stressful things you will do in your adult life.
We aim to remove some of that burden from our clients by giving them a property conveyancing service they know they can trust. Our experienced team of residential property solicitors can help guide you through this often complicated process. We are on hand to help negotiate and exchange contracts as well as handling completion day.

In recent years telephone and internet-based ‘bulk conveyancers’ have become an ‘easy’ option, however, there are real risks associated with this impersonal approach. When you choose to enlist the services of our knowledgeable team of buying and selling solicitors, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands.

Our team of residential property solicitors are on hand to provide you with a personal and easy to understand service that you can rely on. Whether you are looking for a solicitor for selling or buying a house, we’re here to ensure that the house purchase or sale goes smoothly.

Our property conveyancing services
Our team of experienced property solicitors can advise you on;
  • Selling your home/property
  • Purchasing your home/property
  • Mortgaging your property
  • Remortgaging your property
  • Releasing equity funds from your property
  • New build purchase
  • If you are thinking of selling your home and are not sure what to do next, the below information may be helpful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch…………

How to sell your house

Buying a home is not the only big part of being on the property ladder – selling is another big step!

Our team of residential property solicitors gave us these top tips:

Check your finances
Can you afford to sell? If you are within a mortgage term, are you in a position to pay off the mortgage early and will there be any early redemption fees etc.  Make sure you have all of your finances worked out before making the decision to sell.

Make your home look its best
The key to selling a home is to make it look clean, tidy and clutter-free to maximise the space.  Make the most of the space you have in your house and think about how other home buyers might want to use the space.  Social media platforms such as Instagram or Pinterest can help with finding inspiration.

Get your property valued
Ask for too much and you risk putting people off and ask for too little and risk not getting as much as you could have.

Get a few estate agents in and do your research on local house prices. Be sure to get examples from estate agents of similar homes that have sold for the amount they are suggesting.

Once you have worked this out then set an asking price that you are comfortable with, agents will advise you but it is your decision in the end.

Instruct an agent and help with the marketing
Your agent will send over a photographer so be sure to make sure the house is in perfect condition. This might mean hiding clutter away or making sure any pets are out of the house.

You could also share the house listing on local social media groups to help drum up more interest.

How will you prepare for the viewings?  Will you host them or have the agent do it on your behalf?  If you are going to host then think about the order you show the rooms and the main highlights you will talk about.  This might be the actual property selling points or things about the local area such as catchment schools and transport connections.

Hire a specialist solicitor when selling your home
There are lots of legal aspects of selling your house so ensure you have a solicitor to take care of this for you, our team can help.

Consider offers carefully and negotiate if possible. If you have multiple offers then ensure you find out about each bidders situation such as if they are in a chain, are their finances in order or when would they want to move?  The best offer may not be from the bidder offering the most money.

Start house hunting
Once you have an offer then is the time to start your own search for a new home. Looking before this time could mean you are deemed less desirable to other buyers further down the chain or you may miss out on a house you love.  Read our how to buy a house guide here.

Exchange contracts and Completing
Exchanging of contracts is a big moment as it is the point the deposit is paid and your home is officially sold! Completion date is the day when you will need to move out of your house and into your new home if you have purchased one.

Buying a New Build property

If you are considering purchasing a New Build, this guide will help you through the process which is slightly different. We also have a specific new build team who will gladly guide you through the process with ease.

Equity Release

If you are considering equity release then we have written about all the things to consider before releasing equity from your home.

Once you have made the decision to buy or sell a house, get in touch with one of our residential property solicitors below to discuss your next steps.

How Can We Help?

Please call 01329 822 333 or send us a message

Buying & Selling Your Home Team

Our Clients Love What We Do

Our offices are located in major cities throughout the UK and have excellent transport links.
We would like to express our thanks for the professional approach, care, patience and understanding shown throughout the process.
George Taylor