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Buying and Selling Your Home

When it comes to buying and selling your home, MKB Law’s Conveyancing team will provide the legal support and assistance you need to complete the process quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to discuss your house sale or purchase.

Buying Your Home

Once you have found the house you wish to make an offer on, and the offer is accepted, the conveyancing process can begin:

The documentation relating to the property will be supplied by the Solicitor acting on behalf of the seller. This includes title deeds, property certificates and searches, replies to Pre-Contract Enquiries, fixtures/fittings list, and energy performance certificates. Our team will carry out all relevant checks on the documentation, if any issues arise, we will discuss these with you and advise on how best to proceed.

Once your mortgage offer is in place and all matters are in order, we will ask you to visit the office to sign the contact. This is then sent to the seller’s solicitor for acceptance. All parties involved then work towards the agreed completion date when you can collect the keys.

On the day of completion funds should be transferred and undertakings agreed between the parties’ Solicitors. The final stages will involve MKB Law filing your return to HMRC, paying the Stamp Duty, and dealing with registration formalities on your behalf.

Selling Your Home

The legal process involved in selling a house is similar to that involved in buying a home.  If you are in a chain of sale, the process will also involve dealings with the buyer and the purchase of your own new property.

When you have agreed a sale on your home, we will begin the process of preparing the draft contract, and obtaining the relevant property certificates and searches. We will also take your instructions in relation to replies to Pre-Contract Enquiries and a fixtures/fittings list.

Once the purchaser of your property has signed and released a contractual offer, we will meet with you to discuss the details, highlight any areas of concern and advise on the appropriate course of action.

Unfortunately, it is common for deals to fall through during this stage, as issues can arise with the chain. If everything is in order, and all parties are in a position to proceed with the transaction, then contracts can be signed and exchanged with each separate link in the chain.


Legal fees are calculated based on the property value. Additional disbursements such as property certificates and searches will apply.


Contact Us

For more information or to arrange a consultation with a Solicitor, please complete our contact form.
Alternatively you can call us on 
028 9024 2450 or email


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