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Guide to the conveyancing process

  1. Instruction
  2. Contract Pack
  3. Documentation
  4. Reporting
  5. Agreeing Dates
  6. Exchange of Contracts
  7. Completion
  8. Post Completion

How long will it all take?

We will endeavour to ensure that the time between
(1) sending out a Contract (in connection with your sale) or receiving a Contract (in respect of your purchase) and
(2) exchange of Contracts (when you become legally obliged to complete the transaction) takes no longer than 4 weeks.

"Good communication throughout, helpful guidance and chased proactively to get the purchase completed."

David Hill (Oct 2016)
Sale - Instruction Purchase - Instruction
Instruct MJP and provide us with certified I.D and certified Proof of Address.

Sale - Contract Pack Purchase - Contract Pack
We will prepare the Contract Pack and send it across to the buyer's solicitors. This will include evidence that you are the owner of the property and information forms. We will review the Contract Packsent to us by the seller's solicitors and raise any initial enquiries with them
  Searches - We will order searches; some searches are normally returned within a couple of days but, depending on your local Council, the Local Authority search can take approximately three weeks to be returned

For further information about searches and the procedure involved please read this information leaflet.

Sale - Documentation Purchase - Documentation
CONTRACT AND TRANSFER – We will draft the Contract and Transfer (TR1) and send it to you for your signature MORTGAGE REPORT – We will report to you on your mortgage offer and highlight any legal issues that may arise from it

Sale - Reporting Purchase - Reporting
RESPOND TO INITIAL ENQUIRIES – Working with you we will respond to the buyer's solicitors initial enquiries about the legal aspects of your ownership and information you have supplied about the property. REPORT ON TITLE – We will review the seller's evidence of title and other legal and information documents and then report to you. The reporting will continue until we are satisfied with all our enquiries/investigation.

Sale - Agreeing Dates Purchase - Agreeing Dates
We will liaise with the buyer's solicitors to confirm a completion date which is agreeable to both you and the buyer; once this has been agreed, we will, if applicable, request a mortgage settlement figure from your lender We will liaise with the seller's solicitor to confirm a completion date which is agreeable to both you and the seller

Sale - Exchange of Contracts Purchase - Exchange of Contracts
Once the buyer's solicitors are satisfied with their enquiries, all the necessary paperwork has been completed and we have received your authority to proceed, we will exchange contracts; this is the point at which you become legally bound to sell the property Once all of our enquiries have been satisfied, all searches have been returned and we have received your deposit and authority to proceed, we will be able to exchange contracts; this is the point at which you become legally bound to complete on the purchase of the property

Sale - Completion Purchase - Completion
The stage when you leave your home! We will confirm receipt of the sale proceeds, pay off any mortgage on the property and send the netproceeds to you; we will instruct the estate agent to release the keys to the buyer. Move in day! We will complete the purchase for you, send across the remainder of the purchase funds, ensure Stamp Duty has been paid correctly, make arrangements for the release of the keys.

Sale - Post Completion Purchase - Post Completion
We send the buyer's solicitors the Title Deeds (if there are any) and other original documentation. We complete all of the necessary post-completion requirements including registering you as the legal owner of the property at the Land Registry. We report to the lenders and you are asked whether you require sight of any surplus deeds. Any balance of funds will also be refunded to you.

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company details
69 - 75 Thorpe Road,
Norwich, NR1 1UA
01603 877066 or 01603 877067
01603 230125
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*MJP Conveyancing LTD is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA No. 590889

MJP Conveyancing Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales Registered No: 8026741 VAT Number: 157917571. A full list of the directors is available upon request. We use the word 'Partner' to refer to a Director of the Limited Company, or any employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualification. Equality and Diversity Policy Equality and Diversity Policy Statement for Clients * - In calculating this we measure the average time it takes to reach the stage of exchange ( not the date you actually move in which is known as the completion date) from the date we receive the contract from the sellers solicitors or from when we send the contract to the buyers solicitors. This period can be longer when delays arise which are not within our control. We cannot guarantee that we can achieve this average turnaround time in all transactions. This turnaround time does not apply to leasehold and leasehold and new build transactions.
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