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Buying a Property | Residential Matters
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Buying a Property

Residential Matters are experts at making the legal process of buying a home simple. If you’d like to talk to our conveyancers about your move, call us on 01282 695 400.

A conveyancing solicitor that works for you

At Residential Matters, we have a team of experienced conveyancing solicitors who are hand to handle all the legal aspects of buying a home.

You will have a solicitor dedicated to your purchase who will be there deal with any potential problems and keep you up to date throughout the conveyancing process.

Your conveyancing expert will be there to help you identify the right searches and surveys to carry out on your property and make sure any contracts you sign protect your interests.

You can find out more about how we can help you by talking to a member of our legal team.

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A clear and simple conveyancing process

At Residential Matters we offer a fixed fee affordable conveyancing service, allowing you to budget for your move ahead of time.

When you instruct Residential Matters to handle your purchase, you will also have access to an easy to use online conveyancing tracker allowing you to stay up to date with your case.

By simply logging on to the system through our website, you can receive real time updates on where you are in the conveyancing process. Your solicitor will also provide detailed notes on the work they have carried out on your case.

Why use our conveyancing service?

At Residential Matters, we have team of experienced solicitors who help thousands of people move home every year and our experts are waiting to help you. Find out why you should choose Residential Matters.

Fixed fee quotes

We offer a fixed fee, affordable conveyancing quote allowing you to budget for your purchase.

Specialist conveyancers

Our team of specialist conveyancers will be on hand to guide you through the legal process of buying a home.

Local knowledge

With our in-depth local knowledge and strong relationships with lenders means you can receive a seamless service.

Experts on your side

By choosing Residential Matters you will have an expert on your side to answer any questions about the purchase of your home.

Get a free quote today

Want to get a free quote for your purchase today? Click the button below to complete our quick online quote calculator.

Buying a property FAQs

Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information on the legal process of buying your home.

What information do I need to provide?

When you are buying and selling a property, we will normally need the following details when you instruct us to handle your conveyancing:

  • Personal details (including name and address etc.)
  • Mortgage account details
  • Certificates for work carried out on your home
  • Any planning permission or building regulations relating to the property
  • Utility bills
  • Proof of identification (we will photocopy this and send it back to you)
  • Proof of address
How long will the conveyancing process take?

The length of time it takes to complete a purchase can vary depending on a number of factors including how quickly the seller’s solicitor replies to any queries we make.

A typical transaction with no unexpected delays or complications will normally take 8-9 weeks.

However in some cases, such as where no chain is involved, the process can move more quickly.

Will I have to pay stamp duty on my home?

You will only be required to pay stamp duty land tax if the value of the property is more than £125,000. The full stamp duty thresholds are:

  • 0% on the first £125,000 of the property price
  • 2% on the portion between £125,001 and £250,000
  • 5% on the portion between £250,001 and £925,000
  • 10% on the portion between £925,001 and £1.5 million
  • 12% above £1.5 million

For example, a home purchased at £400,000 will pay no tax on the first £125,000, 2% on the next £125,000 and 5% on the remaining £150,000. This would bring the total stamp duty bill to £10,000.

When can I get the keys?

You will receive the keys to your new home on completion day. This will be after both sides have exchanged contracts and all parties have agreed to the transaction.

Once your solicitor has issued the full purchase monies to the seller’s solicitor, the estate agent will release the keys to you and you can get settled in to your new home!

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