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Conveyancing

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


Our panel lawyers promise to make sure your home move is as quick, straightforward and stress-free as possible by offering -

  • An Internet, email, telephone and post based service.
  • Clear and independent professional advice is provided in plain English.
  • There are no surprises - the costs are provided up front.
  • No move - no legal fee - If your move doesn't go ahead you won't have to pay any legal fees.

Introducing the future of conveyancing

The new eWay service provided by Goodfellows Conveyancing gives clients access to their conveyancing file from their computer or mobile phone -

  • No more postal delays.
  • Initial instruction forms completed online.
  • All your legal and mortgage documentation available to read and download as soon as they have prepared it, including your contract and deeds.
  • Online payment system so no more sending cheques in the post.
  • Document upload facility so no need to send your starter pack documents and identification through the post.
     

To use this service all we need is an email address and mobile telephone number.
 All Goodfellows panel lawyers are regulated by either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

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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.