At Diamonds Solicitors we have extensive experience in both residential and commercial conveyancing.  We will guide you through the process, removing the stresses and handling every aspect of your transaction efficiently and punctually.

Purchase of a property - The work for your purchase will consist of the following:

  • investigating the title to the property, to include:

    • carrying out searches with respect to title and local government information for the property;

    • reviewing replies given by the seller to pre-contract enquiries;

  • negotiating a purchase contract;

  • preparing the transfer document;

  • preparing and providing you with a report on the legal title;

  • preparing a report on the title for any mortgagee

  • proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase;

  • transferring funds by telegraphic transfer to the seller’s solicitors and for relevant taxes;

  • calculating stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on the purchase and preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms; and

  • registering the purchase at the Land Registry.

Sale of a property - The work for your sale will consist of the following:

  • Sending you forms for completion;

  • Obtaining Land Registry entries;

  • Preparing and sending the contract package;

  • Dealing with enquiries;

  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts;

  • Obtaining a redemption figure for any mortgage;

  • Completing;

  • Redeeming any mortgage;

  • Sending you any balance

How long will it take to sell or purchase a property:

There are a number of factors that can affect a conveyancing transaction and consequently the length of time it takes from inception to completion. An example of the things that can effect a conveyance are:

  • The time it takes for us to receive the contract papers for your purchase.

  • How long the searches take before we receive the results.

  • Whether there is a chain of parties involved.

  • When we receive your mortgage offer or redemption figure.

  • How quickly the solicitors on the other side deal with any enquiries we raise.

An average transaction takes approximately 2 to 3 months.

Our average fee for a sale or purchase ranges from £500 to £1000 + VAT and disbursements. Please click the link below for a more detailed breakdown.