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Buy or sell with our conveyancing services

When you’re looking to move home it’s important to keep everything as straightforward as possible. Goodfellows in-house conveyancers are ideally placed to help you move. Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from one owner to another. The process involves a conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer who acts on behalf of the buyer and seller to ensure the title deeds to the property and the land it sits on are correctly transferred and valid under law.

Our revolutionary online case-management service, eWay, allows you to manage your case whenever you want, from wherever you are, via a smartphone, tablet or PC.  You can complete documentation online, make secure payments and keep up-to-date with how your case is progressing, even when you're on the move.  The eWay app is also available to download, making it even easier for you to access your case when you need to.

With the ability to access all the important documents online and email your designated conveyancer, you can minimise the stress levels.

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    Reasons to choose eWay

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    Availability

    Longer opening house: Open 8am - 8pm Monday to Thursday and 8am - 7pm on Fridays. We're also open at weekends, Saturday 9am - 4pm and Sunday 10am - 3pm.

       
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    Dedicated conveyancer

    You will be assigned your own dedicated conveyancer who is part of a team of home moving experts, so there is always someone on hand to guide and assist you through the entire process.

      
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    Unrivalled expertise

    When allocating your case to a conveyancer we ensure that they have the specialist knowledge and expertise required to manage the complexities of your individual case, whether it be a sale, purchase or remortage case.

       
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    Regular status updates

    You will receive regular status updates via email, SMS, phone call or letter, which ever you prefer.

      

     

    How eWay works

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    Frequently asked questions

    How long will it take ?

    The conveyancing process differs from property to property and the amount of time your move will take will also depend on the number of people in the chain. On average you would expect a house move to take around 8- 12 weeks.

    How much will it cost?

    The solicitor will advise you of any charges in advance of you instructing them and will provide a schedule of conveyancing costs.

    The most important aspect is the service they provide as this will be critical during what can be a complex process, so price should not necessarily be the critical factor in selecting a solicitor.

    They will work with us to ensure that you are kept up to date and that everything is explained clearly.

    Who will handle my conveyancing?

    We can put you in touch with a local solicitor who employ qualified specialist property lawyers and provide a dedicated case handler and a direct dial to them and their assistant ensuring that there is always someone to talk to.

    Get in touch using our Conveyancing Enquiry form and an adviser will contact you to discuss your requirements.

    What do I do if there is a problem?

    In the unlikely event that there is a problem you can call your local branch who will be able to liaise with the solicitor and ensure that you are fully aware of any issues and what is being done to resolve matters and what timeline to expect.

    What happens if the sale/purchase falls through?

    This is unlikely but if this should occur you will not have any legal fees to pay. If you are the seller, we will immediately re-market the property to find alternative buyers. Our conveyancing service for buyers means you won't even have to pay for search fees on a second property as we will pay these for you.

    What happens if I change my mind about selling or buying?

    Until contracts are exchanged either party can withdraw at any time. There would be no legal fee to pay because of our No Sale No Legal Fee promise.

    What will I need to provide the law firm?

    Sellers:

    The solicitor will require Identification which we can help with. You can call into your local branch office and we will take copies and a financial advisor will certify them. Please phone in advance to ensure they are available.

    You should also supply any paperwork such as planning consents, letters from the local authority and any guarantees for products which are will remain with the property, e.g. double glazing.

    If you hold the title deeds these should be sent by Recorded Delivery but most properties are now registered at the Land Registry and proof of ownership can be obtained electronically.

    Buyers:

    You must also supply identification and again our local branch can assist. To avoid delays, you also need to pay the search fees when you instruct the solicitor. 

    What's the difference between freehold and leasehold?

    If you own the freehold of a property, you own the property and the land it stands on, for an unlimited period.

    Leaseholders also own part or all of a property but do not own the land on which it is built, which is owned by the freeholder (also known as a landlord).

    Leasholders also only own the property for a set period, which will depend on the length of your lease. When the lease expires, ownership passes to the freeholder.

    Leasehold properties often carry obligations to contribute to maintenance of shared areas, e.g. car parks, lifts, stairways - and there will be a requirement to pay ground rent to the freeholder/landlord.