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Buying and Selling a Property

Why do you Need a Solicitor for Buying a House?

Buying a home is still the biggest single transaction most people will make, so you deserve the best quality advice and help.

When buying a property, it is vital that any problems with the legal title are identified and dealt with to protect your investment and avoid problems when you come to sell. Official searches are recommended to ensure that you are aware of any issues relating to the property that might influence your decision to purchase. If you are buying a leasehold property such as a flat it is important that you are aware of your future obligations to the freeholder and management company.  An experienced solicitor will ensure that your legal interests are protected giving you confidence in your significant investment. You can guarantee that our highly qualified team has seen it all before and is well equipped to achieve a swift and successful completion.

Using Our Solicitors for Selling a House

When selling a property, a sales pack containing the seller’s title, guarantees, and property questionnaires will be prepared very early on in the transaction to minimise delay further down the line.  If any issues are discovered during the sales process our experienced team will work with your estate agent and the lawyer representing your purchaser to achieve a swift and successful completion.

Residential Property Conveyancing

The word conveyancing refers to the act of legally transferring ownership of one property from one person to another and is typically undertaken by a conveyancer. Whether you are buying or selling a property, the conveyancing process typically takes between 6-8 weeks from the offer being accepted to completion and the handing over of the keys. As your property conveyancing solicitors, we will guide you on the steps that you need to take and documents that you need to gather.  We will work closely with you whilst we prepare and review the contract and transfer deed as well as report to any lenders, all in preparation for the exchange of contracts and completion.

For more information, please watch our video where our expert Rachel Robinson further explains residential conveyancing.

We provide residential property conveyancing services from each of our offices in Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North East. For further details on each of these local offices, please use the links below:


If you are buying or selling a property, are wondering what help is available for you if you’re a first time buyer, or would like to discuss your residential conveyancing needs with us, our experts will be happy to have a conversation with you face to face, by phone, video call or online, whichever suits your needs.

Buying and Selling a Property with Newtons Solicitors:

“Newtons provided an excellent service which was consistently responsive and informative.”

“Thank you very much for making the sale / purchase / re-mortgage of my properties a smooth process. Your efficiency in dealing with all queries was outstanding and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services to anyone else.”


Our property team is here to help.

Please contact our Residential Property team today and we’ll help you on your way!  We can talk on the phone or arrange a meeting where we can discuss your options and give you a clear idea of timeframes and costs.

Alternatively, please contact us online and we’ll call you back when it’s convenient for you.