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Moving Home

Are you thinking about selling your house and moving to a new house? Do you want to know how the legal process works and the legal costs involved?

Are you thinking about selling your house and moving to a new house? Do you want to know how the legal process works and the legal costs involved?

Moving out of your current home and buying a new house is often listed as one of the ten most stressful events that can take place in a person’s lifetime. You not only have to deal with all of the worry of buying a house but you also have to co-ordinate a sale of your current house at the same time. And, of course, your buyer or seller may also be similarly co-ordinating a sale and purchase which means that the chain of sales and purchases could be quite complicated!

With such a lot to co-ordinate and consider it is important to find a solicitor who can offer not just quality legal advice but also support, communication and guidance. You will need a solicitor who is happy to liaise with the relevant estate agents, solicitors and any other third parties such as mortgage companies, as well as provide you with regular updates along the way.

Our Moving Home section contains lots of information to help guide you through the process, and make selling your house and buying a new house a little less stressful. Please see:

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Please do not hesitate to contact an Everyman Legal Solicitor on 01993 893620 for a free discussion or email natalie.hopkins@everymanlegal.com

The costs of selling your house and buying a new house

Buying and selling a property can carry lots of unexpected costs so you will need to consider potential fees and costs early in the process. You should budget for at least the following:

  • mortgage redemption (this is the amount required to repay any existing mortgage on the house you are selling);
  • solicitor’s fees;
  • lender’s fees e.g. mortgage arrangement fees;
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax;
  • bank transfer fees;
  • search fees (see our Searches & Enquiries page in order to obtain a quote);
  • Land Registry fees;
  • Surveyor’s fees; and
  • removals/moving costs.

There are many solicitors and conveyancing firms that will offer to act on your behalf for as little as a few hundred pounds. However, these low costs may come with hidden extras. And low cost may also indicate low quality. Beware price over quality, especially when it comes to legal advice on an investment as big as your home.

What do we charge for assisting with a sale and a purchase?

Everyman Legal aims to price competitively but we do not seek to be the cheapest.  Our solicitors offer a high standard of service to each of our clients and our work is, therefore, priced accordingly. We can provide you with a quote for selling and buying a house either by telephone or email.

 

Our dedicated team of solicitors, based in Witney, Oxfordshire, would be happy to answer your questions.

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