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House & Flat Purchase & Sale Solicitors

Solicitors specialising in buying & selling your house or flat

Selling your home can be complex, involving complicated issues of law and substantial amounts of money. But the sooner you get your paperwork organised, the sooner the sale can be  completed. We can help you speed up the process of buying or selling your property. We specialise in house sales and purchases of all types and all values – be it an established semi-detached or a luxury new build.

Buying a house or flat

LWR will check to make sure everything is in place for you and your mortgage lender. We will report to you fully, so that you know all you need to know about where you will be living, including obligations imposed, restrictions on your use and any shared payment schemes. We will advise you on the content of searches carried out and, where necessary, recommend additional searches or investigations. Where the house is leasehold, we will advise you fully on the terms of the lease and where relevant your rights associated with extending it or for future acquisition of the freehold from the landlord, for example.

Flats can belong to many different types of leasehold schemes, and we have expertise in all varieties. We will advise you fully on the terms of the lease you are acquiring and the management scheme in operation. We will investigate the scheme as comprehensively as possible and advise you what is involved, the likely payments required from you and who to contact should there be any problems.

We are also particularly proud of our ability in dealing with newly-built properties and the additional considerations which must be made in these cases. We will check to make sure all of the planning permissions and other statutory consents are in place and make sure all of the proper arrangements have been made for roads and drainage at the development. We understand that builders work to strict timescales and we aim to strike a balance between meeting those deadlines and ensuring that all of the necessary documentation is in place.

Selling a house or flat

What is involved in a house sale can be vastly different from what is involved in a flat sale. We will work with you to ensure that as comprehensive a package as possible is provided for your buyer at the outset. This will minimise additional enquiries and speed up the remainder of the process. We will also assess the information you provide and discuss options with you, should there be elements that could cause difficulties or delays in the sale or which are no longer acceptable to buyers and their lenders. We seek to identify any issues at the very outset, to ensure they don’t become a problem further down the line.

Contact us if you would like to discuss house or flat sales by completing our no obligation online enquiry form or call us on 0191 5666 500.