Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions that many of us make in our lives. It can also be one of the most stressful.
Jarmans’ experienced team of solicitors and support staff work hard to ensure that your transaction is completed efficiently, minimising your stress levels. Our excellent relationships with estate agents ensure that we are able to progress your purchase or sale quickly and effectively, while making sure that you are kept up to date at all stages of the process.
Jarmans Solicitors has built a department of professionals whose expertise in all aspects of the buying and selling process mean they can assist you in the buying and selling of freeholds, leaseholds, and new builds. Our personal service provides clear explanations of all legal aspects of your transaction, including deciphering covenants and leasehold agreements.
Using unregulated Lenders or Bridging Finance may also affect the fees. The fees are all fixed and range from between £700 to £1,500 plus 20% VAT.
Every transaction is individual and distinct, but on average, for Freehold property the Exchange of Contracts usually takes place within 10-12 weeks from receiving instruction. Completion is usually 1-2 weeks thereafter. Leasehold property is more complicated and therefore usually takes a week or two longer, but is dependent on response times from Freehold Owner or Management company.
A full list of the key stages can be found in our blog
* Instruction from client
* Prepare draft contract package, apply for management pack if relevant
* Buyers solicitors review contracts and search result and raise enquiries with us
* We respond,
* Proceed to exchange if all enquiries are satisfied
* Receive instructions
* Apply for searches
* Wait for mortgage offer
* Draft contract received from sellers, and review documents and raise enquiries.
* Once satisfied with responses, we prepare a report on titleSet exchange date and then exchange
If you are selling a property, we will need to obtain Office Copy Entries from the Land Registry, and these are usually no more than £20.
If it is a Leasehold property, you may be required to pay for a Management Pack, and these are fees charged by the Managing Agent. Some Freeholders also provide Packs. These packs vary in price, and some are as little as £100 plus 20% VAT, whilst some of them can cost £550 plus 20% VAT for the larger Managing Agents. We will not be aware of these costs until we are instructed and have asked for them from the Managing Agents and the Landlord.
Our fees include everything that is required in order to bring the conveyancing process to an end, and we do not charge any additional fees for drafting forms such as the Stamp Duty Land Tax and Transfer forms.
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Chris took the time to explain several items and offered some very good advice. I will definitely use them again.
Thank you again for your help with my family matter, it was dealt with professionally and in a timely manner that helped push things along quicker so I could spend time with my children over the Christmas period.
Jarmans, Sittingbourne were exceptional in dealing with the sale. They were professional, easy to get hold of and very responsive to my questions. Definitely will use them again and recommend to anyone.
We used Jarmans Solicitors for conveyancing and received a professional and courteous service. Even with the volume of work their department was facing, Jeni and Merley kept us up to date and were prompt in dealing with any matters that arose. Thank you for all your help.
Found my solicitor Nicky extremely helpful, professional and speedy with my remortgage, her help and fast responses to my queries helped me understand the process as we went along. I couldn’t have asked for more from her helping me get things sorted. 10/10 would recommend.
We found Jarmans incredibly helpful and efficient as well as supportive. Highly recommended