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    We'll make selling your home as simple and stress free as possible

    Every year our conveyancing experts make more than 7,000 legal completions on homes across England and Wales. We guide you through every step, avoid legal jargon, keep you regularly updated, and answer your questions swiftly. All for a competitive and transparent price.

     

    The Conveyancing Quality Scheme

    We are an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a recognised standard for quality residential conveyancing.

    Free conveyancing calculator

    How much will your conveyancing cost? Check our solicitor and conveyancer prices by using our online conveyancing calculator to get a free quote.

    Or just give us a call and our experts will give you a free quote over the phone.

    How can we help when it comes to selling a house or other property?

     

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    Our solicitors and conveyancing experts can help you sell you home or other property anywhere in England or Wales, whether it is connected to a sale or independent, whether it is a home or an investment property, vacant or tenanted. Downsizing? Relocating through work? We’ll make selling your home as smooth as possible.

    We can advise on mortgages and remortgages, property sales involving more than one person and declarations of trust, cohabitation agreements, auctions sales, buy to let investment sales, holiday lets, and selling foreign properties abroad.

    Specialist solicitors can also support you during probate sales. For example, if the property is the main asset and there is more than one beneficiary; we can assist where one or more beneficiaries are buying from others.

    All our residential conveyancing services

    As well as helping you sell your new home, our expert solicitors and conveyancers can help you with buying your dream home, remortgaging, buy to let, letting a property, and auction purchases and sales.

    A good time to think about a Will?

    Now is a good time to do some life admin and get a Will.

    Owning a property is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make and it increases your assets significantly. So, it’s a popular time to sort out your Will.

    What happens to my home, money and other assets if I don’t have a Will? When someone dies without making a Will, their assets are shared according to the Rules of Intestacy. Complete our 2-minute multiple choice questionnaire and find out where all your money, property and other assets will go if you don’t have a Will.

    What is a conveyancer and other questions about selling a home?

    • What is a conveyancer?

      When your bank or estate agent tells you that you will need a Conveyancer to help you buy or sell your home or other property, they mean a qualified and experienced professional who specialises in the legal side of transferring property from one person to another.

      So, a Conveyancer is a professional person who can help you through the legal process of selling, buying or mortgaging a property.

      A Conveyancer also be a Solicitor, licensed Conveyancer or a Chartered Legal Executive. They are all here to help you smoothly through the exciting process of home buying and selling.

    • What do solicitors do when selling a house (UK)?

      Whether you are selling or buying a home, a solicitor or conveyancer will deal with the transfer of ownership of your property. Your solicitor or conveyancer will handle the contracts, give you legal advice, carry out the local council searches, deal with the Land Registry office, and transfer the money.

      To make the legal side of buying a home go as smoothly as possible, Birchall Blackburn Law has expert property solicitors and conveyancers with a wealth of experience, who will guide you through every stage.

    • Why sell with Birchall Blackburn Law?

      We deliver conveyancing the way you want, at the price you want, in the manner you choose. To find out more, pop into your local office for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee with our friendly experts. Alternatively you can send us an email. Our work is consistently of a high standard and at fixed prices, so there are never any unpleasant surprises.

      Our specialist conveyancers are on a number of lenders’ panels, including the Santander panel, HSBC’s conveyancing panel, and Lloyds Banking Group’s solicitor panel. This means we can deliver a faster and more cost efficient service.

      We are certified as a Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) member recognised by the Law Society of England and Wales. We are members of the Conveyancing Association, the Association of International Property Professionals and founder members of the Equity Release Solicitors’ Alliance. In addition to our CQS accreditation we are soon to be Lexcel accredited.

    • How long does buying and selling a home take?

      We cannot predict at the outset how long the transaction will take since every transaction is different, and can be affected by a wide range of factors which are often out of our control. These can include complications in the legal title, a long chain of sellers and buyers or late arrangement of a mortgage.

      However, on average, a straightforward freehold property transfer takes about 10 to 12 weeks from the issuing of the contract pack, and a straightforward freehold property remortgage can take about 4 to 6 weeks, provided that there are no complications. A straightforward leasehold transfer currently takes about 16 to 18 weeks on average.

    • Do I need a local solicitor to sell a home or other property?

      No, you do not need a local solicitor or conveyancer to buy your new home. It is much more important to find a property solicitor and licenced conveyancer with proven legal experience and expertise. Birchall Blackburn Law acts on behalf of thousands of house buyers a year from across England and Wales. Wherever you are you can contact your solicitor or conveyancer directly by phone or email.

    • How much do solicitors cost to help sell a home?

      Solicitor and conveyancing costs vary depending on such things as the type of property, type of ownership and the results of local searches. On average you can expect to pay between £850 and £1,500, including 20% VAT, and the local authority will also charge for the searches on the property you are buying.

      The best thing to do is use our free online conveyancing fee calculator or talk to one of our experts directly by phone, email or fill in your details to request a call back. You will not be charged for the initial enquiry and we will be happy to give you a quote and talk through solicitor and conveyancer costs.

    • Can I sell my house without a solicitor or conveyancer?

      There is no legal requirement to use a property solicitor or conveyancer when selling a house, apartment or other property. However, the legal side of buying a home is complicated and can be time consuming unless you know what you are doing. It is recommended that you use a qualified and experienced professional. It is our job to make sure the buying of your new home is as smooth and quick as possible.

    • What do I need a solicitor for when selling my house?

      A solicitor or conveyancer will take care of all the legal aspects of selling your home or other property. They will oversee the whole legal process and lawful transfer of the ownership of your house or apartment to the buyer. They are there to take on the legal burden of the sale, which can be complicated and time consuming. An experienced solicitor or conveyancer will keep you regularly updated, either by phone, email or online portal – or a combination of all three – and will be happy to answer any questions you have about buying a home.

    • Do I still need a solicitor if I have a cash buyer for my home?

      Yes, you still need a solicitor or licenced conveyancer if you sell your house or other property for cash. A solicitor or conveyancer will still need to deal with the contracts, Land Registry office, and transfer the money to complete the sale. While your solicitor will not have to liaise with a mortgage lender, it is recommended that a solicitor or conveyancer requests local authority searches.

    • What kind of solicitor do I need to sell a house?

      If you are selling your home or other property, you will need a specialist property solicitor or licenced conveyancer. Make sure they are experienced, have a good reputation and are reasonably priced.

    • What do I ask a solicitor before using them to sell my house?

      It is important that you choose an experienced and reliable solicitor or conveyancer to help sell your home or other property. A good solicitor and conveyancer should always be available to answer any questions you have in a timely fashion. But in the first instance ask how much you will be charged and what work that includes? Ask who will be the person to handle the sale of your house? Does your solicitor or conveyancer have any holidays coming up? How will the solicitor or conveyancer keep you up to date with progress? How often will they keep you informed? How many conveyancing cases have they dealt with? What can you do to help speed up the buying process? What security do they have in place to prevent conveyancing fraud, scams and hacking?

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