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When you buy or sell a property, many legal elements need to be addressed. The process of transferring legal ownership or the sale and purchase of a property is more commonly referred to as conveyancing. The solicitor led team at MKB Law have developed an excellent reputation in the delivery of conveyancing and residential property services, and can provide an efficient and personal approach in assisting you throughout the conveyancing process.

We have acted on behalf of first-time buyers, all other types of home movers, to include residential property investors and developers, as well as existing home owners looking to remortgage their existing property.

House Purchase

Whether you are buying your first home or your final home, our reputable residential property team will guarantee that you are guided from acceptance of your offer to the collection of the keys at completion. We will liaise regularly with all stakeholders in the process including the estate agent, seller’s solicitor, surveyor, your lender and mortgage advisor to facilitate a smooth transaction. We will carry out a review of the title deeds, searches, property certificates and Replies to Pre-Contract Enquiries to ensure the property meets your requirements.

House Sale

The process of selling your home can be complex, particularly if you are in a chain where the process will involve not only the sale of your house but the purchase of your new property. When you decide to put your property on the market for sale, we can make sure that once you accept an offer, the documentation is ready to go. We will obtain your title deeds both from your lender and, if possible, download them electronically from Land Registry, then begin the process of preparing the draft contract and requisitioning the relevant property certificates and searches. We will also take your instructions in relation to Replies to Pre-Contract Enquiries and a fixtures and fittings list.

We have an advanced in-house case management system accessible by all staff, to ensure that you are kept appraised every step of the way.

Remortgage

MKB Law are on the conveyancing panel for the vast majority of lenders. If you decide to remortgage your property, we know that you want the process to run efficiently. Once your new lender has issued your mortgage offer, we will proceed to requisition your title deeds, both from your existing lender and, if possible, download them electronically from Land Registry, and request the relevant property certificates and searches. Once all documentation is in place, we will ensure the new mortgage meets your requirements and will drawdown your new mortgage and repay your existing mortgage.

What do you charge for conveyancing?

We have an open and transparent fee arrangement based on your sale or purchase price. At MKB Law our aim is to provide an accurate and fixed fee quotation to ensure that you can budget appropriately for the purchase or sale of your property. Our current scale fees are set out below (fees are exclusive of VAT and any outlay connected to the sale and purchase).

For a detailed quotation tailored to your needs to include a full breakdown of associated outlay, please contact a member of our conveyancing team.

What information do I need to provide to you?

If you are selling your property, we will require the details of where the title deeds to the property are located. If the property is mortgaged, they will be with your existing lender and we will require the mortgage account number to request your title deeds. We will also require any statutory approvals for any works carried out to the property.

If you are purchasing a property, we will require the details of how you are financing the purchase and whether you have a Help to Buy ISA and Lifetime ISA.

How long does a typical conveyancing transaction take?

It is very difficult to give an exact indication on how long a transaction can take as there are many variables involved and the process is reliant on all of the parties dealing with their role in an efficient manner. We will listen and try to manage your expectations from the outset. As an estimate, we would suggest to clients that a minimum period of six to eight weeks from acceptance of an offer should be allowed for.

Why should I use your property team?

The residential property team at MKB Law have developed a market leading and reputable conveyancing service right across Northern Ireland. We are here to guide you through, what can often seem like a daunting process, sharing our knowledge and expertise, dealing with your transaction in the most efficient way possible, keeping you regularly updated and availing of all the latest technology in conducting your transaction.

Do I have to attend your office?

We understand that the way in which we conduct business is evolving. We have invested in the most modern technology to be able to offer remote conveyancing services to clients across Northern Ireland. Our solicitors facilitate video meetings with clients via Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other popular video conferencing platforms to include Facetime and WhatsApp video calls. The flexibility in our approach can assist clients who may be restricted through simple geography or where work commitments make it difficult to attend a physical appointment.

Maria Conway
Director
mc@mkblaw.co.uk
028 9099 3115

Emma Smyth
Solicitor
es@mkblaw.co.uk
028 9099 3151

Conor McCann
Solicitor
cmc@mkblaw.co.uk
028 9099 3158

Aoife Hegarty
Trainee Solicitor
ah@mkblaw.co.uk
028 9099 3144

Lauren Fullerton TEP
Consultant
lf@mkblaw.co.uk
028 9099 3140

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“We were recommended Emma Smyth to carry out conveyancing on a property in Belfast. My wife and I were leaving London after 15 years. The Coronavirus pandemic made things incredibly difficult and with an 8-month old baby, the situation was made even more stressful! Emma’s level of service went beyond what I expected and she was incredibly responsive and sensitive to our circumstances, helping to drive the sale through.”

Gerard Carlin – May 2020

Gerard Carlin

“I used MKB Law for the purchase of a property. This engagement took around 3 months to completion, where in that time uncommon complexities in the process were handled quickly, and the sale went smoothly. I would not hesitate to recommend MKB Law’s Property team and will use them again in future transactions.”

Christopher Burke

Christopher Burke

Experienced

Our experience and expertise allow our team to provide an unrivalled service to all clients.

Personal

Our personal understanding ensures our clients are at the forefront of our services.

Flexible

Our team provides clear legal guidance to complement your business structure.

Specialised

Our clients span all industries, from technology to agriculture and hospitality to renewables.

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