Residential Property Sales

As members of The Law Society's Transaction Scheme we follow the Law Society's National Conveyancing Protocol which is designed to make the conveyancing process as straightforward and efficient as possible.

The steps involved in the sale of your property will include the following:

  • If the title to your property is unregistered we will ask you to supply your title deeds. It is likely however that your property will be registered, and if it is, we can obtain title documents from HM Land Registry electronically;
  • Once you have instructed us to proceed, we will send to you a short questionnaire and the relevant protocol forms (property information form, fixtures list and a leasehold information form if your property is leasehold) for completion;
  • Once we have received your completed paperwork, along with the memorandum of sale from the selling agents (or details of the buyer’s solicitors from you if it is private sale) we will prepare the contract pack for the buyer's solicitors;
  • As soon as your buyer is in a position to proceed (that is once they have concluded their financial arrangements and completed survey and enquiries) we shall discuss with you and agree with your buyer's solicitor a suitable completion date for your sale. If you have a related purchase we will agree this date with your seller's solicitor;
  • Once contracts have been exchanged there is a legally binding agreement between you and your buyer for the sale and purchase of your property; &
  • On the completion date we will notify your estate agent if the sale was negotiated by them and pay their account. We will also pay off any mortgage which you have secured on your property, and either return the net proceeds to you or apply those funds to your related purchase.

By instructing Sintons you can be confident that we will handle your matter diligently, providing you with all the information you need to understand the process from start to finish.

If you require any further information please feel free to contact us.